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

December 2018

Beth Israel Sisterhood started the season with two wonderful programs and the next program should be every bit as good. You don’t want to miss the Annual Sisterhood/Men’s Club Hanukkah Party on Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm in the Social Hall. The program is open to all members of Beth Israel Congregation, Beth Israel Sisterhood and Beth Israel Men’s Club and their partners. Keep in mind that there are over 300 members of the Temple and only 96 seats in the Social Hall. If you plan on attending this event get your reservation and your $8 per person fee to Sharon Privitera as soon as possible. Your reservation will not be held without payment. At this point there are already over 50 reservations!

The Hanukkah Party will include latkes, donuts, singing and candle lighting. Bring along your own menorah (don’t forget the candles!) and join us as we kindle the Hanukkah lights.

This year will we have a Happy Hanukkah Gift Exchange. Bring along a nicely wrapped gift of no more than $10 (get creative!). Add it to the gift table and receive a number to draw a gift to take home with you. You never know what you might go home with.

To make a reservation send your check made out to Beth Israel Sisterhood to Sharon Privitera, 16148 Amethyst Key Drive, Wimauma, Fl. 33598.

Don’t forget that the Beth Israel Congregation Annual Meeting will be held at 12:30pm immediately prior to the Hanukkah Party. Come for the meeting and stay for the party.

Looking forward to seeing lots of you on December 9th.

May we go from strength to strength.


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