Sisterhood

Sisterhood

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Sisterhood: An Award-Winning Group of Multi-Generational Women

Sisterhood is a dynamic group of women who work together to support Beth El through a variety of projects and activities. We are proud to have been a strong, supportive partner of our congregation since its inception.

Sisterhood is a dynamic group of women who work together to support Beth El through a variety of projects and activities. We are proud to have been a strong, supportive partner of our congregation since its inception.

We strive to bring women of our congregation together for a full calendar of events throughout each year, including:

· A wide array of social, cultural and social action programs

· A reinvigorated Rosh Chodesh Group, providing unique Judaic conversations led by our own members

· Special adult educational programming associated with Sisterhood’s efforts to support Torah Fund, the dedicated philanthropy of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. One of the highlights of these offerings is the hugely popular Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club, led by Rachel Kamin, NSSBE’s Director of Lifelong Learning

· An annual Sisterhood Shabbat, during which our members are able to share their liturgical skills during our congregation’s Shabbat morning services

· The annual NSSBE blood drive (co-sponsored with Men’s Club)

We maintain and staff our beautiful Judaica Gift Shop, send birthday and wedding anniversary greetings to our members via our MazelMail program (formerly Leagrams) and provide opportunities to celebrate the rhythm of the annual Jewish holiday cycle with family and friends through a variety of fundraisers, all which help us support congregants in need of dues assistance as well as various arms of the synagogue. We are also an annual supporter of the ARK of Chicago.

We honor our b’nai mitzvah and newlyweds with meaningful gifts on the occasions of their s’machot and, over the years, as significant funds have been amassed, Sisterhood has sponsored the renovation of several critical areas of our facility, including the catering staging area and the Sager Beit Midrash.

While upholding our traditional values and being fully respectful of our history, we are always focused on the future, and we are looking for new and returning members to help us meet the challenge of change.

Please join us!

 


2023-24 SISTERHOOD BOARD

President – Lori Stark

Membership VP – Lois Lourie

Programming VP – Karen Weiss

Treasurer – Sara Coven

Torah Fund VPs – Mary Ellen Bowers, Rachel Ferber

Gift Shop Chairs – Sulie Holt, Judy Hirsch Zelin

Financial Secretary – Marilyn Hirsch

Corresponding Secretary – Ruth Fischer

Recording Secretary – Marcy Freeman

Parliamentarian – Pam Schlosberg

Fundraising Team – Mary Ellen Bowers, Sara Coven, Felicia Gross, Elizabeth Ury

Gift Shop Treasurer – Leslie Fox

Programming Team – Sharon Bilow, Linda Clark, Barbara Hochwert, AnnDee Holland, Holly Reinsdorf

Rosh Chodesh Group Coordinator – Debra Natenshon

Board Members-at-Large – Ramona Choos, Sue Cohen, Margaret Cohn, Elise Frost, Roz Kallish, Ellen Krumbein, Linda Kupfer, Jamie Pestine, Marcie Pickard, Fran Shapiro, Sheila Small, Mira Temkin, Naomi Wexler.

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Sisterhood Affiliate Bylaws – 2024