Our sisterhood, formed in 1919, is the oldest auxiliary of the synagogue. Our most significant contribution to the synagogue has been our Sisterhood Sanctuary. Our women have mentored the Confirmation Classes, instituted an Adult Education program, participated in our Adult Bat Mitzvah program hosted theater trips and more. Our College Program has been a model for other synagogues, and has received national attention. The canopy at the entrance to the synagogue is one of the many projects that have been funded and donated by the Sisterhood Gift Shop, in addition to a major cash contribution at the end of each fiscal year. Also, we have many other major projects planned for the future.
Through the years, as Conservative Judaism evolved, permitting full participation of women in worship services. One of the highlights of the year is the Sisterhood Shabbat service that is led entirely by our members.
To view the Sisterhood Calendar events, filter the calendar for Auxilliary Groups.
Sisterhood Officers 2013-2014
President: Patti First
Co-Membership Vice-Presidents: Lynne Album, Kim Decker and Sylvia Pomerantz
Co-Religious Vice-President: Anna Green and Rosa Goldstein
Co-Program Vice-Presidents: Sandra Kazman and Lisa Weiss-Shore
Treasurer: Linda Abrams
Corresponding Secretary: Marilyn Miller
Recording Secretary: Dianne Cutler
Communications: Lorna Adelman
College Program: Doris Pohl
Parliamentarian: Anita Schatz
Immediate Past Presidents: Kay Schwartz and Shirley Weiner
Sisterhood Sukkah Decorating, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday September 16-18, at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Volunteers will decorate the Congregational Sukkah in preparation for upcoming festival of Sukkot.
Sisterhood Opening Dinner Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6 pm
See the latest and greatest Fall fashions by Berta Sawyer, models and dancers by BOC Productions. Dinner.. music.. dancing.. who could ask for more? You must pay your dues to attend. Welcome our new Sisterhood year together with lively and beautiful festivities. Dinner will be served. RSVP required
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 9:30 am
Sponsored by the Beth Sholom Men’s Club and Beth Sholom Sisterhood. Join us for breakfast as we thank those who have served this country. Bring your memorabilia, share your stories, and dine with friends who appreciate all you have done.
Whether you or your loved one served in War or Peace, during WW II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, or in Afghanistan, Active Duty, in the Reserves or the National Guard, come join us for a casual breakfast of camaraderie and storytelling.
Veterans and family members are invited to attend.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or
call the office at 215-887-1342 ext. 100.
Torah Fund Honoree Luncheon Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11 am
Join the Sisterhood to honor Kay Schwartz, this year's Torah Fund Honoree. Special guest is JTS graduate Hazzan Aliza Pomerantz-Boro, who will both speak and perform. Help us raise funds for JTS and honor Kay for her dedication and service. Brunch will be served. Timely RSVP required.
General Meeting Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 9:30 am
Spend your Sunday morning with us to hear our congregant Rachel Lithgow, MA in Jewish History/ABD, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, who will discuss changes in Holocauset education, new technology in the field, and how Holocauset education is changing and taking shape in Philadelphia. Stay after you drop your children off at school. Bring your frineds and significant others. Breakfast will be served. Guests $5.00
Sisterhood Trip to New York City to see two very special exhibits at the New York Jewish Museum,Tuesday, December 17, 2013 .
Tickets are extremely limited due to docent requirements and they are available on a first come/first served basis. In addition, this trip requires a great deal of walking and standing.
Exhibit 1 Chagall: Love, War and Exile
Exhibit 2 Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective
Petit Breakfast at Beth Sholom: 8:15 AM
Bus leaves promptly: 8:45 AM
First Tour: 11:15 AM
Lunch on your own at Café Lox in the Museum: 12:00 PM
Second Tour: 1:00 PM
Departure for Home: 3:00 PM
Cost for the Day: $80.00
For information or reservations contact Linda Abrams at 215-635-1803 or firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP
Men's Club/Sisterhood Meeting, Sunday January 12, 2014 at 10:00 am
Hear the "Sate of the Economy" presented by James M. Meyer, CFA, Principal Investment Officer of Tower Bridge Advisors and former President of both Beth Sholom Young Marrieds and Beth Sholom Congregation. He will report on a "Financial Forecast for 2014". There will be no solicitation - there will be lots of timely and experience-based information. Breakfast will be served.
General Meeting, Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 10:00 am
Stay warm and munch popcorn with us as we watch Peter Falk in the jewish comedy movie "Checking Out". Petit Luncheon will be served.
Sisterhood Shabbat, Saturday March 29, 2014 at 9:15 am
Our sisterhood members lead the entire service. Following services, we will serve an elegant extended Kiddush with a Lunch and Learn for the entire congregation. We are thrilled to have our guest speaker, Michael Racher, Ph.D. addressing "Jewish Reproductive Ethics in Text and Context." Together we will look at a few issues in reproductive ethics from the experience of Haredi (ultra-orthodox) jewish women who have the highest birth rate in Israel.
General Meeting, Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Former teenage Refusnik, Marina Furman, Direcotr Eastern PA of JNF, will inspire us with her story of the struggles to leave Russia and emigrate to Israel. The trials and tribulations suffered by so many will be brought to life by this strong and incredibly endearing woman. Mariana's story has been featured on CNN "How a Forgotten Movement Freed People". Lite dinner will be served.
Annual Donor Appreciation Dinner, Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm
This evening honors our generous donors with a full course dinner and entertainment. We present comedian Ken Rosenblatt, who has extensive experience delighting jewish audiences with his life experience humor. Your donor contribution can be paid in many ways, maiking it easy for you to support Sisterhood endeavors. Invite friends and family to come prepared to eat, laugh and laugh some more. RSVP Required.
Sisterhood Installation June 11, 2014 at 10:00 am
Join us as we install new officers and honor current and outgoing officers. This is your opportunity to show your respect to the leaders of the Sisterhood, the women who give of themselves to keep Sisterhood active and vibrant by raising funds for our congregation. We will be entertained by actress Linda Kenyon as Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest serving First Lady of the US, in "A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt". Petit Luncheon will be served.