The mission of Sisterhood shall be to foster and further the highest ideals of Judaism as expressed through Congregation Beth Chaim, to promote closer fellowship among its members, and in cooperation with Congregation Beth Chaim, to provide religious, social and educational activities.
Become part of the Sisterhood
Sisterhood Board Meetings
Board meetings are held once a month on Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 7:00 pm.
September 22, 2021
October 20, 2021
November 17, 2021
December 15, 2021
January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
Examples of Sisterhood Programming
Sisterhood Membership Brunch
Arts & Crafts Workshops
Potlucks with Recipe Exchanges
Sisterhood Led Services
Defensive Driving Courses
- Painting Projects
Krav Maga (Israeli Self Defense)
Philanthropy in our Community
Knitting for a Cause
Mother’s Day toiletry donations project
Sisterhood donates profits from these two events to programming and, also, directly back to the Temple.
Purim Baskets Fundraiser
New Year’s Card Fundraiser
Sisterhood members presenting a check to JFCS mobile food pantry.
The Purim fundraising was a great success!
Thank you to all who donated.
This Year's Programs
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:30pm on Zoom
The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family in Early America
Join the Beth Chaim Racial Justice Task Force and Sisterhood for an exciting Zoom event with Laura Arnold Leibman, Ph.D., from Reed College presenting the fascinating story of Sarah Brandon Rodriguez and her journey from being an enslaved person in Barbados to entering New York's Jewish elite.
Mindy Lipman, President
Ellen Chajson, Past President
Helene Molter, Past President Emeritus
Adria Sherman, Secretary
Joyce Kalstein, Treasurer
Janet Greenman, VP Membership/Member Outreach
Liz Hughes, VP Programming
Judy Loeb, VP Programming
Holly Singer, VP Programming
Donna Sher, Parliamentarian
Ilene Janofsky, New Year's/Purim Coordinator
Elissa Makarowitz, New Year's/Purim Coordinator
Cheryl Wexler, New Year's/Purim Coordinator
Carol Ann Blank, Gift Coordinator
Tobi Arias, Yarmulke Sales
Elissa Makarowitz, Acting Communications Coordinator
Carol Ann Blank, Acting Communications Coordinator
Bettina Heller, Mothers’ Day gift bags
Joyce Kalstein, Gift Shop Trustee
Fran Lichtenstein, Gift Shop Trustee
Lori Bailin, Trustee
Mindy Shedler, Trustee
Sylvia Parab, Trustee
Caryl Parker, Trustee