Sisterhood

Sisterhood Events

Temple/Sisterhood Book Club
Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 11:00 on Zoom. The November 10th book is Anxious People by Fredrick Backman. The December 8th book is The Personal Librarian by  Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray. All are welcome  - including men. If you have already participated in book club you will receive the zoom links. If you are new, please contact Sharonsabin714@aol.com.

College Boxes
Orders due by November 1st
If congregants have a student headed off to campus this fall, please let us know so Sisterhood can send them holiday greetings for Chanukah and Purim in 2021-2022. Full-time students and graduate students (under age 25) of BJBE congregants are eligible to receive these gifts at no charge.
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JCFS Chanukah Toy Drive
Contributions due by November 8th
Join us to help families celebrate Chanukah with joy! To participate you may donate a gift card from Amazon, Walmart, or Target, write a check directly to JCFS, or make a cash or check (made out to BJBE Sisterhood) donation and Sisterhood will purchase the gifts cards.
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Holiday Boutique
Sunday, November 14th 9:00am-3:00pm
Sisterhood's Holiday Boutique is returning this year. Vendors will be selling jewelry and accessories, clothing for adults and children, home accessories, Judaica, notes, artwork and much more! There will also be a bake sale and raffle prizes. For more information contact Sherri Wolff at sfwolff235@gmail.com.
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Chanukah Cookie Kit Sale
Orders due by Monday, November 15th
Kit includes six sugar cookies, menorah and dreidel design, icing and sprinkles. 
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Community In-Reach & Volunteer Opportunities

Oneg Shabbat Sponsorship
Sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat is a lovely way to celebrate a simcha such as the birth of a child or grandchild, wedding, birthday, anniversary, promotion, or to honor someone special. 
Contact: Sue Schloss

College Boxes
Sisterhood members send holiday greetings and gifts to young adults at college. 
Contacts: Cheryl Kahn and Shelley Wax

Oneg Shabbat Servers
Sisterhood members volunteer at each Friday night service to serve refreshments at the Oneg Shabbat. We are always looking for bakers for an Oneg Shabbat and/or for special events. 
Contact: Irena Rogachevsky

Shabbat Bags
Each fall Sisterhood welcomes new BJBE members by delivering to them a lovely gift bag of challah, wine, and Shabbat candles. 
Contacts: Sherry Popper and Sharon Sabin

Tribute Cards
Sisterhood circulates a timely list of BJBE members experiencing life cycle events. Place your order and Sisterhood will send a beautiful card with your name and the appropriate message to your intended recipient.
Contact: Marilyn Friedman

Sisterhood Membership

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

 

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.)

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

Judaica Shop

Stop by the 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. Don't forget, we carry wedding gifts, mezuzot, Kiddush cups, candle holders, candles from Israel, yahrzeit lights and much more! If you need a Tallit for you or your B'nai Mitzvah child, we have a large selection from Israel. We also stock yads and kipot (for one or many).

The shop is open 1/2 hour before and after services on Friday evenings, Sundays when JLC is in session, and weekdays by appointment.

For information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Sue Schloss:  224-558-5700 or email
Marilyn Friedman:  847-537-1034 or email


 

Sisterhood Executive Committee

Jackie Edelson and Bonnie Koss, Sisterhood Co-Presidents                                           

Reva Felder and Carol Berger, Co-Executive V.P.s                              

Susi Goldstein and Judy Marcus, Co-Programming V.P.s

Marcia Simmons and Norma Swidler, Co-Religion and Education V.P.s

Susan Jones, Fundraising V.P. 

Lois Perlman, Membership V.P.

Cathy Horwitz, Secretary

Lynne Kleiman, Financial Secretary                                                

Kathy Leonard, Treasurer                                                                 

Molly Hershenhouse and Lara Kunz, Immediate Past Presidents

 

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 BJBE and our 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 the upcoming 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 us 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.