Week of August 18 - 22, 2014 (22 - 26 Av 5774)
Week of August 25 - 29, 2014 (29 Av - 3 Elul 5774)
Week of September 1 - 5, 2014 (6 - 10 Elul 5774)
August 23, 2014 ~ 27 Av 5774
August 24, 2014 ~ 28 Av 5774
JCC Maccabi Games
High Holidays 2014 - 5775
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 Jodie Richmond at (609) 922-0756 or Jennifer Sholder at (609) 313-1808. We will do our best to get you there.
Dear Women of Beth El,
As summer winds down and we get ready for the Holidays, it is time again to think about joining Sisterhood. I am honored to continue serving as Sisterhood President for one more year, and I hope that you will take a minute to look through all the information inside this envelope and consider joining for the upcoming year.
Sisterhood is part of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, whose mission is to strengthen and unite synagogue women’s groups, support them in mutual efforts to understand and perpetuate Conservative/Masorti Judaism in the home, synagogue and community, and reinforce their bonds with Israel and with Jews worldwide. Our Sisterhood does all of these things with our wide variety of cultural and education programs, social action projects, Torah Fund and participation in synagogue wide programs and activities. Please see the enclosed calendar of programs and events for the year, as the Board has worked hard to put together some great programs for our Sisterhood.
This year’s Torah Fund pin is a beautiful tree with Mishpachah written below it. The Mishpachah theme encourages us, as Conservative/Masorti Jews, to recognize the diverse character of our families. It also encourages our communities to be pluralistic, welcoming and openhearted. The Jewish family, in all its configurations, is the solid system of roots that supports our Tree of Life. The community lends its strength to each family and in turn draws renewed energy, wisdom and direction from its cherished members. Please consider making a donation to Torah Fund to help support the institutions that train our future Conservative rabbis, cantors and Jewish educators.
If you are new to the synagogue and are looking for a great group of women, look no further. Even if you are not new, but just want to get more involved, please give us a try. Sisterhood is made up of women of all ages and stages of life, and we are always looking for more women to get involved. If you have a suggestion for an interesting program, or if you have a special talent or interest that you would like to share, please do not hesitate to write it down on the enclosed membership survey as we want to hear your ideas and get to know you better.
So please send in your dues for the year and support all of the wonderful things that Sisterhood does for our shul and for our community. Did you know that your dues helps to fund educational programs for the Religious School, gifts for every Bar and Bat mitzvah student and for every student at Confirmation, food purchases to cook holiday meals for those less fortunate and to cook meals to stock the chesed freezer for when a congregant is going through a hard time and needs a meal or two, and various other projects within the shul as the need arises? We can’t do it without all of your support.
From the entire Sisterhood Board of Officers, and from my husband Gary and my children, Andrew, Allison and Melissa, I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year and I am looking forward to another great year.
President, Beth El Sisterhood
September 16th: Opening event at Mixellaneous with Psychic, 7 PM
October 13th: Sing-down and Sangria in the Sukkah, 7pm, Beth El Sukkah
November: A night at The Festival of Arts Books and Culture at JCC, date TBD
November 9th: Mid-Atlantic Region Founder’s Day event at Beth El, 4-6 PM
December 2nd: Paid Up Membership dinner, 6:30 PM
December 7th: Torah Fund Brunch at TBS
January 10th: Art Auction with Men’s Club, 7 PM, Beth El Social Hall
February 4th: Tu B’Shvat Yoga night, 7PM at Beth El
February 14th: Sisterhood Shabbat, 9 AM in Main Sanctuary
February 22nd: Shalach Manot packing (Delivery March 1st)
March 22nd: Party Showcase, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Beth El Social Hall
April 26th: New York trip with Hazzan
May 13th: Dine and Study with Rabbi Krupnick, 6:30 PM
June 3rd: Closing Event/Installation of Officers
3-Part Cooking Series – Thursday Sept. 11th – High Holiday Cooking
Thursday December 11th – Hanukkah Cookie/Baking
Thursday March 19th – Passover Cooking
Community Mitzvah Day – Sunday October 19, 2014
Hazzan’s Concert – Sunday November 23, 2014
Scholar in Residence Weekend – February 6-8, 2015
*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.
|VP Programming||Robin Schwartzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|VP Membership||Leah Wolfemail@example.com|
|VP Fundraising||Sharon Mindelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|VP Torah Fund||Debbie Drachmanemail@example.com|
|VP Education||Jocelyn Borowskyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Recording Secretary||Wende Bralowemail@example.com|
|Financial Secretary||Linda Harowitzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Action||Laurie Kolminsemail@example.com|
|Chesed Cooking||Renee Kesslerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Young/New Member||Debra Kelbergemail@example.com|
|Members At Large||Ann Millerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Past President||Leslie Breslauemail@example.com|