Sisterhood Annual Rosh Hashanah Honey Fundraiser

Sisterhood is once again offering an opportunity for you to send sweet new year greetings to family and friends.  These 8 oz. jars of kosher clover honey will include a personalized greeting along with the associated blessings.    Order online HERE.  For more information or for assistance with online ordering, contact Merle Tovian at or at 312-615-6802. All funds raised through this program help Sisterhood support our congregation.

Torah Fund

Torah Fund is the dedicated philanthropy of Women’s League. Annual Torah Fund donations at a minimum level of $54 will entitle the donor to attend any or all of the year’s Torah Fund classes (including Book Club).  To make your donation, please mail your check (payable to Torah Fund) to the synagogue, adding “TORAH FUND” on the envelope.   PLEASE NOTE:  A donation to Torah Fund is separate from payment of Sisterhood membership dues.  For additional information, email our Torah Fund VP, Mary Ellen Bowers, at

MazelMail (formerly Leagrams)                

We make it easy for you to send your personal greetings to our members on their birthdays and wedding anniversaries. For $36 per year, your name will be included on all of the anniversary and birthday letters that Sisterhood sends throughout the year.

You can subscribe and make your payment online via ShulCloud by clicking here.  However, if you prefer to pay by check, please click here to download the form and mail it back with your payment.  Please make the check payable to NSS Beth El and mail it to Karen Weiss, NSS Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035.  Please mark the envelope MazelMail.

Nachas Box

If you would like to pay forward a kindness you have received or acknowledge a simcha, please consider a donation to Sisterhood’s Nachas Box. Your generosity enables Sisterhood to support all of its many philanthropic initiatives.  Please mail your check (payable to NSS Beth El) to the synagogue and be sure to note SISTERHOOD NACHAS BOX on the envelope.

Mathilde’s Mentionables

Beth El Sisterhood, in partnership with Mathilde’s Mentionables and, is seeking new or gently used bras (all types and sizes) and new feminine hygiene products.  A drop box is located as you enter Beth El via the center doors.  Or, email Sue Cohen for a pick-up from your home. This year-round project provides services to women and growing girls, living in local shelters, who are in desperate need of these items.  Please help! Any questions? Contact Sue Cohen.

Jewel Gift Cards

  • You buy the cards at their face value.
  • These cards never expire.
  • Sisterhood makes 5% on each card and uses those funds to support various Beth El projects and programs. 

Gift cards are available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations.  If you would like to purchase gift cards (via cash or check payable to NS Beth El Sisterhood), please email Sara Coven, Sisterhood Treasurer, at

Sisterhood Purim Fundraiser

Send e-card greeting cards to your family and friends on Purim, in support of Matanot l’Evyonim (presents for the poor, one of the core mitzvot of Purim.)
Only $18 for 6 e-cards (i.e., $36 for 12 e-cards or any multiple of $18 for additional e-card orders).  Donations will be split equally between our Sisterhood*, The ARK Chicago** and MAZON***.

  • Please complete the online form and click submit and make your payment via credit card or e-check by March 10, 2022. 
  • If you prefer to pay by check or if you have any questions, please contact Merle Tovian at MLTov@sbcglobal.netor at 312-615-6802.

*Our Sisterhood supports our synagogue with a variety of projects, programs and activities.
**The ARK Chicago is a social service agency helping Chicagoland Jewry who are facing adversity navigate toward self-reliance.
***Mazon: a Jewish Response to Hunger is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.