Why do you need Sisterhood?
You can be a part of cooperative programs with other groups, both within and outside our Temple community. We initiate and develop a variety of projects and events in which our members are interested. Sisterhood is the collective identity for the women in our congregation. It provides us with a collective presence and voice. As women of Sisterhood, we can do whatever our members feel would be valuable to them, their families, their congregation, and their community.
Sisterhood can be an outlet for your creative energy, talent and leadership abilities. it also gives each of its members a worldwide identity through our affiliation with Women of Reform Judaism. Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Torah stands with more than 600 other Sisterhoods with 100,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.
Why Does Sisterhood Need You?
Sisterhood needs the support of all the women of our congregation. Obviously, no organization can exist without members or finances. From your membership dues come the funds to implement our programs, contribute to our Temple and support our Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah efforts in the local and world Jewish communities. From your participation, we all benefit from your friendship, energy and interests; your unique educational, religious and life experience enrich the collective membership.
Join us – we’ll be stronger when you are counted among us!
Sisterhood dues and fundraising activities help support our Temple, our local community and national programs through WRJ and other organizations.
Here are some examples of places that TBT Sisterhood has supported the community through projects or donations in the past couple of years: supporting campers at Camp Kalsman, East-West Food Rescue,
Jewish Family Service, Crisis Clinic, Hopelink, Eastside Baby Corner, Islamic Center of the Eastside, and Congregations for the Homeless, provided B’nai Mitzvot gifts, baked Hamantaschen for congregation and much more.
Annual Membership Dues:
First year free thanks to the generous grant from Rabbi Sydney
Silver Membership $45
Gold Membership $75
Membership dues may be paid via Temple billing statements – please contact Nance Ruiz (Temple Bookkeeper).
2020-21 Sisterhood Board
|Publicity/Communications VP||Jennifer Marcou|
|Membership VP||Marni Good|
|Programming VP||Kara Rubinstein Deverin|
|Recording Secretary||Beverly Harison Tonda|
|Corresponding Secretary||Sally Paull|
|Immediate Past President||Sarah Rose|
Member at Large
|Gift Shop Chair||Vacant|
Save the Dates!
2020-2021 Calendar of Events
Sept 13, 4pm: Fall Reconnect
Oct 15, 7pm: CanCan Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness Party
Nov 7, 4:30pm: Hors d’oevres, Cocktails and Havdallah
Dec 13: Hanukah event
Jan: Social Justice Speaker
Feb 21, 4-5pm: “Unorthodox” show discussion
Feb: Secret Esther Purim Gift Exchange
March: Sisterhood Shabbat
April: Spring Break Virtual Tour
May: Volunteer Appreciation and Annual Meeting
Email TBTSisterhood@TempleBnaiTorah.org to request to receive the TBT Sisterhood monthly newsletter with all the latest events.