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List of Upcoming Sisterhood Events
Knitting and Crocheting Group
Beth El Congregation’s Sisterhood Book Club has been in existence since 1998. It began as Jewish women reading Jewish female authors exclusively, alternating between fiction and nonfiction. In 2003, the group agreed to include male authors, but the emphasis continues to be on female writers. Also, since 2003, Beth El’s library has a complete list of books read over the years, as well as copies of many donated by participants. The group meets approximately six time each year, on a Sunday morning or evening. Peruse the list of books we’ve read.
List of Upcoming Book Club Meetings and Book Titles
Co-Chair: Sylvia Slavkin
Here are other books people are reading and have recommended:
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Dangerous Doses by Katherine Eban
Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them by Jack Riemer
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle by Don Senor and Saul Singer
Truly Madly Guilty “beach read” by Liann Moriarity
Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson
The Kiddush Ladies by Susan Sofayov (local author)
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleaves
The Girl from the Metropol Hotel by Ludmilla Petrushevskay and Anna Summer
Jews in Places You’ve Never Thought of by Karen Primak
My Hundred Children by Lena Kuchler-Silberman
The Covenant by Naomi Ragen
The Codist by Eric Walker
Radical – My Journey from Islamist Extremism to a Democratic Awakening by Maajid Nawaz
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
Torah Fund of the Woman’s League for Conservative Judaism began in 1942. Its mission is to help preserve and support Conservative/Masorti Judaism through yearly campaigns which help fund and offer scholarships to The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, NY., The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, California, The Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and The Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Beth El’s Sisterhood sponsors the Annual Torah Fund campaign, which supports:
- the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)
- the Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies, and
- the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.
Your contribution strengthens Conservative/ Masorti Judaism throughout the world. Please note the following Donation Levels.
Chai – $18
Double Chai – $36
Triple Chai – $54
Benefactor – $180
Guardian – $300
Donations at the Benefactor Level and higher will receive a beautiful, handcrafted Israeli pin. Donate now!
PDF form (2016) for download
Other time are available by appointment. Please contact Fran Landay through the office, (412) 561-1168.
Sisterhood provides treats to college students (undergraduate only) around the Jewish Holidays. Students who are interested can register online.
Sisterhood participates in fundraisers that vary from the recent Beth El Cookbook to Lucky numbers. Each fundraiser is a unique way to support the shul as well as many other causers, not to mention a great way to socialize. Join us, we’d love to hear your ideas.