Women's Seder 2017

Women's Seder

Congregation BJBE's annual Women's Seder will be held on Monday, April 3 at 5:30pm.  

Click here for more information and a registration form.

For a lovely look at the 2015 Seder please read Women's Seder Inspiration written by first time attendee Jennifer Schencker.

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Judaica Shop

Come and see the many lovely Israeli made Talit and other unique items from Israel (as well as non-Israeli items). Can't decide on that important gift--the problem is solved with a gift certificate from the Judaica Shop.

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours
Sunday mornings – 9:30-11:30am
Wednesday afternoons – 4:30-6:30pm (during JLC)
Friday evenings – ½ hour before & ½ hour after services

Summer Hours
Sunday mornings – 9:30-11:30am
Wednesday afternoons – 1:00-3:00pm
Friday evenings – ½ hour before & ½ hour after services

If you'd prefer to make an appointment to come and shop, please call:
Lynne – 847-215-1357
Audrey – 847-788-9084
Irene – 847-729-8812
Sue – 224-558-5700
Arlene – 224-696-1112

Sisterhood Board

Sisterhood Executive Committee

President, Carol Berger

Executive VPs, Molly Hershenhouse and Lara Kunz

Administration & Membership VP, Susi Goldstein

Fundraising VP, Dolly DeCaro

Program & Human Services VP, Gloria Marron

Religion & Education VP, Jackie Edelson

Past-Presidents' Council Co-Chairs, Jennifer Cramer and Susan Jones

Secretary, Lynn Bernstein

Financial Secretary, Jennifer Kaiz

Treasurer, Bobbie Piell

Immediate Past-President, Sherri Wolff

Upcoming Sisterhood Events

Sisterhood Board Meetings – 4th Wednesday of the month unless otherwise specified. 

Sisterhood Membership and Interest Sheets

Sisterhood Kallah



Volunteers and Playmates Needed for the Chava Center!

Mah Jongg & Canasta

Sisterhood Medical Equipment Lending Closet: If you have any medical equipment you would be willing to put on on Sisterhood's list that would be available for loan to members of our Congregation. Please send your information to Adrianne Daskal who can be reached at 847-323-7400.

You don't want to miss this exciting event, with a delicious dinner, gourmet desserts, your favorite games, raffles with great prizes, and fun! You and your guests get all this plus more for only $36.00.  Click here for the registration form & more information. Call Lois Stiglitz at 847-498-3337 with any questions.

BJBE Goes to College!

BJBE Goes To College....For our college students, BJBE Sisterhood had made college Boxes a tradition!  If congregants have a student headed off to campus this fall, please let us know and Sisterhood will send them holiday greetings.  Your students will receive a Chanukah card/gelt and a card/gift package for Purim. Students and graduate students (under age 25) of BJBE congregants are eligible to receive these gifts at no charge.  The Chanukah and Purim greetings are also avalilable for $18 for your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or friends-- with a note indicating your name as the sender. If interested, please send the student's name, college address and your contact information to Shelley Wax by November 1.  Questions: Contact Shelley Wax at 847-509-0115 or Cheryl Kahn at 847-509-1712.


BJBE Sisterhood, with a membership of over 300 women, provides religious, educational, community and social action activities for women of all ages and promotes the aims of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) and the WRJ Midwest District. We believe strongly in giving back to our Temple and community.

What does BJBE Sisterhood do?

The programs and services provided by BJBE Sisterhood benefit all members of the BJBE community. Some of the many events sponsored by BJBE Sisterhood include holiday or Jewish themed parties for preschoolers, gifts to our religious school children, family bingo, interfaith programs, and senior luncheons. Among its numerous and ongoing fund raising efforts, BJBE Sisterhood runs the Judaica Shop, the rummage sale, and the Chanukah Boutique. BJBE Sisterhood also underwrites the Temple kitchen and sponsors the weekly oneg Shabbat, as well as donates funds to local, national, and international charities.

Please check out this month's Sisterhood Events.

Why join BJBE Sisterhood?

BJBE Sisterhood is always looking for volunteers to participate. There are positions that oversee projects that benefit both the Women of Reform Judaism and our Temple. The hours can be tailored to your schedule, the rewards are numerous, and you will enjoy the camaraderie of other dedicated women.

DUES are $44. (Includes dues for Women of Reform Judaism and WRJ Midwest.)  You can pay your dues by check, cash or credit card.

Add an optional CHAI $18.00 or DOUBLE CHAI $36.00. (Donation to help us continue our excellent programs.)

ADD AN ADDITIONAL DONATION TO THE WRJ YES FUND $36, $18, or $____ (A donation to the WRJ YES FUND provides support for youth, education and special projects including scholarships for future rabbis, cantors and educators and programs in Israel and other countries throughout the world.)

Click here to make credit card payment. Click here for the membership form.  Contact Susi Goldstein with questions.

Tribute Cards

Tribute Cards are donation cards Sisterhood sells for $5.00 each.  The money raised goes to support BJBE.  The cards are sent out to recognize a life cycle or similar event.  Anyone wishing to purchase a card simply contacts the Tribute Card chair with the necessary information and the card will be mailed to the intended recipient. 

There is no better way to acknowledge your feelings, either sad or happy - or just a nice way to remember someone - than through our Tribute Cards. They are available for Happy Days and Memorials from Marilyn Friedman at