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 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 2020-2021
President Barbara Grossman
V.P. Membership Diane Posner
V.P. Programming Ros Ross, Donna Weiner
Recording Secretary Marlene Spiegel
Corresponding Secretary Bonnie Sobel
Treasurer Nina Malinak
Library Barbara Nova
Member-at-Large Sandra Hurwitz
Publicity Deb Perian
Onegs Lyn Safian
Past President Rochelle Lafer
Judaica Shop Joy Rosen, Addie Unterlack
Barbara Grossman, President
Here we are, after almost six months of social distancing, isolation, and masks, and it appears that our new normal is not even realized yet. We encourage your participation in opportunities we offer through Zoom. If you haven’t tried it, please give it a chance.
Program Co-Directors Ros Ross and Donna Weiner organized our second Zoom “Coffee Talk” on July 15th with help from our resident “techie,” Nina Malinak. The topic was “Who would you like to sit with for an hour on a park bench?” Nineteen women joined us to talk about interesting people they wanted to have join them on the bench. That allowed us to get to know each other better and engage in sharing with our friends.
You should receive a mailing with the current Sisterhood calendar and dues statement. Please let me know if you have not received the envelope.
Though October is several months away, please include on your calendar, “Sleep and Stress Management in Difficult Times,” the Sisterhood program for Tuesday, October 6th. Our guest speaker, Kathryn Hansen, is a nationally known speaker who has presented programs throughout the country. Kathryn is the Executive Director of the International Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. This program will probably be via Zoom.We know things will be different in the future, but we are positive that Sisterhood opportunities should be available for all of our members.
The Sisterhood Board continues to meet via Zoom for future meetings.
Please feel free to contact me with questions.