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.

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
  • Torah Fund Book Club, led by Rachel Kamin, Director of our Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural and Learning Center
  • A number of Torah Fund adult education classes, taught by our clergy and synagogue directors
  • Services on Sisterhood Shabbat, led by our members
  • Our annual Dinner with the Rabbi (co-sponsored with Men’s Club)

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                                                                                                                                         

EXECUTIVE BOARD                                                                                                                                          

PresidentKaren Weiss
Membership VP – Lori Stark
Gift Shop VPs – Sulie Holt, Pam Schlosberg
Treasurer – Sara Coven
Programming Team – Sharon Bilow, Linda Clark, AnnDee Holland, Lori Stark, Holly Reinsdorf
Fundraising Team – Mary Ellen Bowers, Sara Coven, Felicia Gross, Merle Tovian, Elizabeth Ury
Torah Fund VPs – Mary Ellen Bowers, Rachel Ferber
Gift Shop Treasurer – Leslie Fox
Financial Secretary – Debbie Graham
Corresponding Secretary – Ruth Fischer
Recording Secretary – Marcy Freeman
Mathilde’s Mentionables – Sue Cohen
Parliamentarian – Pam Schlosberg
Board Members without Portfolio – Ramona Choos, Roz Kallish