Sisterhood

Sisterhood Events

Interfaith Program
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity to heighten our awareness and expand our knowledge of the teachings, practices, and beliefs of other faiths in our society.
Contact: Gloria Kaiz

Sisterhood at California Pizza Kitchen
Wednesday, March 6, 11:00am-9:00pm
Eat at California Pizza Kitchen on March 6 and a portion of the cost of your meal will be donated back to Sisterhood.  Please bring this flyer with you.

Women’s Seder
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Sisterhood for a lovely and meaningful evening as we enjoy a Women’s Seder and share a Passover meal. This event is for women as well as girls of religious school age.
Contacts: Laurie Lichko and Ellyn Leib

Games Galore 
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
We promise you a delicious dinner, Mah Jongg, your favorite board and card games, raffles, and a silent auction, along with laughter and fun. 
Contact: Marilyn Friedman 

Volunteer Thank You Event
Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we show our appreciation to everyone who helped Sisterhood achieve its goals this year.
Contact: Judy Marcus

Monthly Speakers and Programs
Wednesdays, November 14, 2018, January 9 & February 6, 2019
A variety of programs throughout the year include timely topics addressed by knowledgeable speakers as well as evenings set aside just for entertainment. 
Contact: Gloria Kaiz

Afternoon Book Club
Tuesdays, October 16, 2018, March 12 & May 14, 2019, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Read the book and then join in a lively review and discussion. 
Contact: Teri Ruby

Mah Jongg/Canasta
Mondays, 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Krivitsky

Resale 
Drop Off: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Sale Dates: Sunday, August 4, and Monday, August 5, 2019

Clean out your closets and donate your housewares, knick-knacks, or whatever else you no longer want or need. We do not accept computers or large furniture. Children’s toys and clothing are greatly appreciated. 
Contact: Diane Sachs

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

Co-Presidents: Molly Hershenhouse & Lara Kunz 

Administration & Membership VP: Judy Marcus

Fundraising VP: Marilyn Friedman

Program & Human Services VP: Gloria Kaiz 

Religion & Education VP: Gloria Marron 

Secretary: Andi Swidler 

Financial Secretary: Sue Schloss

Treasurer: Terry Sachsel 

Immediate Past President: Carol Berger 

 

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 at m.friedman@comcast.net.