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 2018-2019

President Rochelle Lafer

Acting V.P. Membership Nina Malinak

V.P. Programming Sharon Privitera

Recording Secretary Judy Zirofsky

Corresponding Secretary Nancy Binder

Treasurer Diane Posner

Member-at-Large Barbara Nova

Publicity Marion Sharkey

Onegs Lyn Safian

Past President Sandra Hurwitz

Judaica Shop Joy Rosen, Addie Unterlack

Current News

Rochelle Lafer, President

August 2018

Shalom to you all from Sisterhood. I hope you are all enjoying the “lazy, hazy days of summer” wherever you may be.

As always, your Sisterhood Board and Program Committee have been busy putting together a wonderful group of programs for the coming year. The 2018-2019 calendar should be arriving shortly, along with the opening letter, dues statement and information sheet. Sisterhood dues will remain at $18 for Temple members and $54 for non-Temple members. Please return your updated membership form with your dues, even if there are no changes in your information. The new form is kept in the membership book.

Why not make this the year that you get more involved in Sisterhood? There are a variety of ways that you can help whether it is bringing dessert or food to a meeting, helping to set up or clean up or perhaps getting involved in one of our committees. Feel free to get in touch with me if you would like to get more involved or just to chat about Sisterhood. You can reach me at or call me at 813-938-3824. Our Program VicePresident Sharon Privitera would welcome your call if you would like to help with one of our programs. Sharon can be reached at 813-260-3815.

I look forward to seeing you all at our opening meeting on Tuesday, October 9th when we will be treated to a fashion show by the Nearly New Shop of Sun City Center.

May we go from strength to strength.


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