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CONGREGATION B'NAI TORAH
Sisterhood

Congregation B'nai Torah Sisterhood is a committed and dynamic group of volunteers that provide an interactive environment for its members, supports the congregation, and enriches the Jewish education and ties with Israel of its members.  Sisterhood offers the unique opportunity of making lifelong friends, learn about interesting topics, lead a more profound Jewish life and give back to our community. We sponsor and promote social, educational, and cultural activities for our members as well as participate in programs that promote community responsibility. We offer the companionship of other women, have pride in our achievements, as well as strengthen our dedication and commitment to our synagogue and community.


2019-2020 SISTERHOOD PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • SISTERHOOD DIVORCE SOCIAL AND DISCUSSION GROUP
    This new group offers divorced women an outlet for support, opportunities to learn and have fun, as well as ways to make new friends experiencing similar life challenges. Come join us as we participate in monthly activities. We will alternate each month between facilitated discussions, such as communication, co-parenting, dating, letting go of the past, and introducing children to new partners, and social events, including but not limited to wine tastings, dining out, comedy clubs, learning to paint, cooking new foods and more! Each activity will have it's own individual fee.
    Click here to submit the interest form. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah  Zisholtz at dzisholtz@gmail.com.
  • SISTERHOOD TORAH STUDY - Stay tuned for dates!
    Meet weekly as a group at the home of Lisa Siegel for a selected course from Project Zug called "Purpose, Conflict and Resolution: Leonard Cohen’s Vision." The cost is $36 per person for the course.
    Email lisa@lisasiegellaw.com for more information.

    Class description: Study of Jewish culture often focuses too much on what the self-proclaimed experts think is important about Judaism. While we can count on rabbis, academics, and traditional teachers to help us contextualize and interpret Jewish experience, we cannot understand Judaism without asking what Jews themselves are actually experiencing. Very often, Jewish experience, the nurturing of ideas and emotions around faith, community, identity, and meaning, depends on culture from outside of tradition. Consider the massive impact of film, literature, art, music, television, and popular media and creativity on how Jewish identities have been shaped for the past century. Leonard Cohen offers a compelling vision of how Judaism and pop culture can meet. Raised in a Jewishly engaged home in Montreal, he was a prominent poet and novelist for a decade before emerging in the late 1960’s as an acclaimed singer-songwriter. Now eighty years old after many twists and turns in his career, Cohen is more popular than ever, touring and recording continually. This course explores Cohen’s perspectives on Spiritual Purpose, Worldly Conflict, and Resolution with the Divine, offering a voice of human faith, curiosity, empathy, and theology that not only entertains and inspires beyond any particular tradition, but also challenges and enriches Jewish practice and experience specifically. The course is based on listening to and discussing a set of Leonard Cohen’s songs—with occasional poems or excerpts from interviews. 
  • SISTERHOOD NEW MEMBER SOCIAL - Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the home of Karyn Lipsky
    New to B'nai Torah? New to Sisterhood? Join us for the Sisterhood New Member Social on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 PM. You'll learn how to whip up a few tasty dishes and get to know what we're all about. We invite you to share your ideas on future Sisterhood events and let us know how we can enhance your Jewish experience at B'nai Torah. Dinner and drinks will be provided. For more details, contact Tiffany Gelbaum at tiffany.gelbaum@gmail.com.
  • SOUL SISTERS WOMEN'S RETREAT - Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Camp Ramah Darom
    This retreat is an opportunity to come together: as seekers, as friends, as Jewish women. Have you always wanted to explore the connection between your voice and Jewish prayer? Maybe you’ve been wondering how to incorporate your love of yoga and hiking into your Jewish practice. Perhaps you’ve been looking to deepen your connection to Torah and to your B'nai Torah community, but you’re not sure where to start. Join us as we will create an open atmosphere to nourish our souls, try on new modes of Jewish spirituality, and reveal a new piece of your spiritual self. Retreat activities include challah making, art projects, spiritual study, hiking, alternative services, a Havdalah campfire and more! Register by Wednesday, January 1 for a special Soul Sisters surprise! Registration final deadline is Thursday, January 30. Click here for more information and to register.
  • MAH JONG - Monday, March 9, 2020
  • SISTERHOOD SHABBAT - Friday, March 27, 2020
  • WOMEN'S PASSOVER SEDER - Wednesday, April 1, 2020

​Sisterhood Book Club

​Join us on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM at B'nai Torah for the Sisterhood Book Club! The cost is $55 per person for the year. Click here to register.

  • November 4, 2019 - The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
  • December 2, 2019 - The Overstory by Richard Power
  • January 6, 2020 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • February 3, 2020 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • March 2, 2020 - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  • April 6, 2020 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • May 4, 2020 - The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
  • June 1, 2020 - Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro

​Please email robyn_miller@bellsouth.net for more information.


Winter Coat Collection

We will be collecting winter coat donations for an underserved local elementary school in November and December. A collection bin will be placed in the lobby during these months. Stay tuned for more details.


​Purim: Mishloach Manot

Sending food gifts to friends and family is one of the four Mitzvot performed on Purim. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to Purim in March 2020!


​Sisterhood Supports Torah Fund

The Torah Fund campaign began in 1942 as a scholarship fund and in time, the campaign identified needs, and raised funds, for specific projects, including: Women’s League Educational Pavilion (Kripke Tower), Women’s League Seminary Synagogue, Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall Renovations, Goldsmith Hall, Residence Hall at the American Jewish University, JTS Quadrangle, JTS Library Bookshelves, and Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Garden.

Every woman has the opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting, and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism through active giving to the Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League in support of The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA) and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem) well-being of these educational communities by supporting Torah Fund projects.

For more information, please contact Cathy Borenstein.

Sat, December 14 2019 16 Kislev 5780