Sisterhood

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.

women's seder

Gift 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.

Stop by Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Friday nights from 6:30pm - 7:30pm and again from 9:00pm - 9:30pm and on Sundays from 9:30am - 11:30am.

If you'd prefer to make an appointment to come and shop, please call Julie at 847-299-3528 or Audrey at 847-788-9084 or Lynne at 847-215-1357.

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. 

2016-17 BJBE Sisterhood Calendar

For photos from Sisterhood Events, click here

Sisterhood Membership and Interest Sheets

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Women's Seder

Send in Your Reservations:

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. 

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.

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.

Sisterhood

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 or cash. Add an optional - Chai $18.00 or Double Chai $36.00. Your additional Chai donation is an endowment for the future of Sisterhood. Click here for the membership form.  Send your dues to Terry Sachsel at 9386 Landings Lane Unit 105, Des Plaines, IL 60016-5271 or bring to temple office. Contact Susi Goldstein with questions.

Why you should join Sisterhood... Cafe Mocha!

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 m.friedman@comcast.net.

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College Boxes

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