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.

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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

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