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    Week of  October 5-9, 2015  (22-26 Tishrei 5776) 

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    Week of  October 12-16, 2015  (29 Tishrei- 3 Cheshvan 5776) 

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    Week of  October 19-23, 2015  (6 - 10 Cheshvan 5776) 

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    October 10, 2015 ~ 27 Tishrei 5776

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    Weekday Minyan Times

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    October 11, 2015 ~ 21 Tishrei 5776

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      SUKKOT Erev Sukkot Sunday, September 27 Evening Services          

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    Upcoming events




To pay for your Sisterhood membership 2015-16, please click here!


The Mission of Beth El Sisterhood is to connect, enrich, and empower the women of Beth El. We are committed to educating and supporting our members through innovative programming, social events, and community service. We support each other, the Beth El Community, Israel, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the values of the conservative movement. We are a link to the past and continue to shape the future of Beth El and Conservative Judaism.

Some of our exciting programs and events include: bingo, yoga, dine and study, Sisterhood Shabbat, the Event Extravaganza, and so much more. Sisterhood wants to make sure that if you want to attend a meeting or event, you can. So if you need a ride or just want a buddy, please call the Beth El Office. We will do our best to get you there.

A Message from the President

Dear Women of Beth El,

I am honored and excited to be serving as the President of Beth El Sisterhood for the next 2 years. I, along with the Sisterhood Board, are busy planning our 2015-16 calendar of events. It is our mission to educate, empower, inspire and excite the women of Beth El through our programming and outreach. We invite you to join us this coming year at one or several of the activities we are planning. Please look for the Sisterhood mailing later in the summer which will outline our exciting events and programming. It is our goal to engage all Beth El women, no matter your age or stage of life. We welcome your input and comments on how we can best serve Beth El women and help each to feel the power of “Sisterhood”.

Please join me in congratulating the 2015-17 Sisterhood Board, and thanking Faye Shapiro who served as our Sisterhood president for the past 3 years and retiring board members, Cathy Backal, Nancy Lubars, Michele Miron, Robin Schwartz, Lori Kolmins and Amy Breslow for their dedication to our Sisterhood. I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Sisterhood event! Please feel free to contact me at rbkess@comcast.net  to share your thoughts and ideas on how to we can make our Sisterhood a great experience for every Beth El woman.

Renee Bodoff Kessler President, Beth El Sisterhood

Upcoming Events 2015 - 2016

Join Sisterhood and Hazzan for a Spiritual Retreat Weekend September 25-27, 2015 , Mount Eden Retreat Center, Washington NJ . Plans are underway for the weekend which will include a cooking class, yoga, guided meditation and prayer/focused discussion. Estimated cost:  $250- 300 per person.  Includes lodging and food.  Make time for yourself and join our group for this amazing weekend.  All Beth El women are invited.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Renee Kessler at rbkess@comcast.net. The registration form is available HERE.

Come and discover your inner Picasso

September 30 - Opening Event. Come and Discover your Inner Picasso! Celebrate a new year of Sisterhood. We'll play great music, eat, drink, LAUGH, LAUGH, LAUGH, and of course, PAINT!!! Canvas Mixers from Collingswood comes to Beth El - 6:30 - 9:30 pm Cost: $35 includes a take home painted canvas, wine, munchies and a totally fun evening RSVP by September 4 by sending a check made out to Beth El Sisterhood to the shul Questions: Wende Bralow, wbralow@gmail.com

October 10 - Women's Torah Study. Join us during Shabbat services for a discussion of the week's parsha from a female perspective.

October 13 - Rosh Chodesh - It's a Woman's Thing

October 29 - Paid Up Membership. Stylin'.... Sisterhood members are invited to join us for a delicious catered dinner and fun evening where a personal shopper/stylist will show us how to easily update our wardrobe. Learn how to dress for different looks. Event is free for all 2015-16 paid up Sisterhood members For more information, please contact Val Linden at vlinden@yahoo.com

  Ongoing Programs: 
  • Wednesday Morning Minyan and discussion – every Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM followed by breakfast and discussion from 8:30-9:00 AM.
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Gift shop volunteers – multiple days/times available – contact Linda Lazarow in the gift shop to sign up.
  • Monthly Cook for a Friend – dates and times TBD
  • Shabbat Kiddush Preparation – help Tamar in the kitchen Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings – contact Tamar in the Beth El office at (856) 675-1166 to volunteer.
 *Dates and times subject to change.  Watch your email and the Beth El News for the most up-to-date schedule of Sisterhood meetings and events.

2015-2016 Board Members

President Renee Kessler
Executive VP  Jocelyn Borowsky
VP Membership Val Linden
VP Fundraising Sharon Mindel
VP Programming Debra Kelberg
Treasurer Debbie Drachman
Secretary Marla Glauser
Financial Secretary Linda Harowitz
Torah Fund Chairs Renee Rudolph
Ryna Alexander
Social Action Chairs Rachel Miller
Leah Wolf
Communication Juli Sloves
 Education  Risa Wittman
Gift shop Linda Lazarow
Religious School Liaison Wende Bralow
Past Presidents Margie Blum
Leslie Breslau
  Faye Shapiro