Shalom and Welcome!!

Beth Israel Sisterhood, an arm of Beth Israel, The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, welcomes Jewish women in the congregation and community at large.

Sisterhood’s purpose is to strengthen Jewish consciousness by cultivating social interaction, encouraging social services, offering religious education, supporting activities that benefit the Congregation and promoting closer fellowship among its members.

Why Join us?

Sisterhood welcomes your wisdom, your friendship, and your love for Judaism. Use your time with Sisterhood to delight in your Jewish heritage, connect with women you already know and make new friends. Annual dues $18.00 for members of Beth Israel, $54.00 for non-members.

Sisterhood Activities.

Sisterhood women support the Beth Israel Congregation and each other with a variety of spiritual, education and social activities:

      Ø Scheduled monthly meetings and events

(Click here for Calendar)

     Ø Coordination of weekly Oneg Shabbat after Friday evening services

     Ø Sponsorship of annual Sisterhood Shabbat services

     Ø Operation of the Judaica Shop located in the Synagogue lobby

     Ø Contributions to Beth Israel operational expenses

     Ø Hand-on help and fund to augment special Temple projects

     Ø Bimah flowers for holidays

Ø Oversee Beth Israel’s library (Click here for Library)


Sisterhood Board of Directors 2023-2024

                             President Donna Weiner

V.P. Membership Ellen Block

V.P. Programming Helene Bassin, Sondra Thorson

Recording Secretary  Debbie Boyarsky

Corresponding Secretary Carol Katz

Treasurer Michelle Rittberg

Past President  Barbara Grossman

Library Barbara Nova

Publicity Deb Perian

Onegs Lyn Safian

Past President Rochelle Lafer

Judaica Shop Joy Rosen, Addie Unterlack

Current News


Donna Weiner President

June/July 2024

Hello, all,
This year, our Temple Board decided that it would once again focus on the concept of “audacious hospitality”. This means that all who walk through the doors of Beth Israel are treated like our family—the family that you love (not your miserable cousin Mildred, who tells you your cooking is subpar and her grandchildren are smarter than yours—we all have someone like that in our family). At one time or another, we were all new to Beth Israel and to the Sun City Center area. We all wanted to be accepted by others. I was extremely lucky—I walked into a Shabbat service on a Friday night and was given a welcoming hug by Lee Danzig and Marlene Spiegal! Immediately, I felt the love that Beth Israel offered. I was home—and I haven’t left home since. Please treat newcomers as you would want to be treated.

On Tuesday, May 7th, Chaplain Delyse Axinn installed Sisterhood’s Board for 2024-2025. They are: Donna Weiner, President; Program Vice Presidents Helene Bassin and Sondra Thorson; Treasurer Michele Rittberg; Recording Secretary, Deborah Boyarsky; and Corresponding Secretary, Carol Katz. We are all working through the summer to ensure that we will have quality programming in store for our next season of meetings. Already we have lots of new ideas, and Congregation President Ricki Bauman has an exciting addition to our joint Men’s Club-Sisterhood Hanukkah party (this involves our resident playwright, Dalia Behr, so you know that there
will be music , dancing, and lots of laughter)!

The Board will send out our 2024-2025 membership applications by the beginning of August. Your $18 dues
pays for many activities we sponsor—from shiva meals to preparation for and cleaning up after onegs. Please make sure you complete your application and return it with your dues.

Stay tuned,