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:
We maintain and staff our beautiful Judaica Gift Shop, send birthday and 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 our beloved synagogue’s schools, youth groups, social action initiatives and Cultural and Learning Center.
We also honor our Religious School graduates, bar/bat mitzvah celebrants and newlyweds with meaningful gifts.
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!
Our Sisterhood is extraordinarily proud that, on July 1, 2021, our very own Pam Schlosberg began her term as 2021-24 President of the Central Great Lakes Region (CGLR) of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ). Our region covers seven states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) and Pam is so very deserving of this tremendous honor. She has held many prestigious positions within our region, including that of Membership Vice President. She has been an active committee member for several recent region conferences and served as Madricha for our 2020 national convention. On a local level, Pam was 2008 – 2012 president of NSS Beth El’s Sisterhood and she is currently our group’s parliamentarian.
2022-2023 SISTERHOOD BOARD
President – Karen WeissMembership VP – Lori StarkGift Shop VPs – Sulie Holt, Pam SchlosbergTreasurer – Sara CovenProgramming Team – Sharon Bilow, Linda Clark, AnnDee Holland, Lori Stark, Holly ReinsdorfFundraising Team – Mary Ellen Bowers, Sara Coven, Felicia Gross, Merle Tovian, Elizabeth UryTorah Fund VPs – Mary Ellen Bowers, Rachel FerberGift Shop Treasurer – Leslie FoxFinancial Secretary – Debbie GrahamCorresponding Secretary – Ruth FischerRecording Secretary – Marcy FreemanMathilde’s Mentionables – Sue CohenParliamentarian – Pam SchlosbergBoard Members without Portfolio – Ramona Choos, Roz Kallish