Knitting and Crocheting Group Since its inception in 2005, Sisterhood’s Charity Knitting group has donated over 2,500 handmade items to six different community agencies. The items include shawls for nursing home residents, chemo caps, preemie hats, large Afghans, and small lap blankets. The group meets multiple times throughout the year on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Sisterhood room. Yarn in all colors and variations is available at the meetings. Announcements appear in weekly emails, the KOL, Sisterhood email blasts and on the synagogue’s webpage. Please contact Denise Hodes for further information.
Z’Havah Z’Havah is a group within Women’s League of Conservative Judaism affiliated Sisterhoods for women under the age of 50. The purpose of Z’Havah is to attract and involve younger Sisterhood members who are the future of our organization and its leaders of tomorrow. Specific programs and events geared toward this age group are held several times a year. Programs are advertised in Sisterhood email blasts, on Sisterhood’s Facebook page, the synagogue’s webpage and the KOL. Please contact Bonnie Gordon for further information.
Book Club 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.
Torah Fund 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.
College Contact Sisterhood provides treats to college students (undergraduate only) around the Jewish Holidays. Students who are interested can register online.
Fundraisers 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.
A Day in the Life of a Religious School Student at Beth El
April 3, 2019
My name is Shayna Bennett and I’m a student teacher at Beth El. I have grown up at Beth El and have been able to call this amazing synagogue my home away from home. And now as a teenager I have the privilege of sharing my love of this place with the next generation of…
The following is the text of Rabbi Amy’s 2018 Yom Kippur sermon: A few months ago, I was out for dinner with my book club. At the end of the meal, along with the check, the waitress gave us a handful of wrapped sesame candies. One of my friends said with a wistful smile, I…
Blessings are like a stop sign to remind us to slow down and thank God. Throughout the year in Bshul (cooking class) students have learned the blessings for every food group. I introduced the hand-washing blessing, Yadiim, and repeat it at the beginning of every cooking lesson. This keeps us holy and sanitary! For Shabbat…