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.

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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

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Examples of Sisterhood Programming

  • Sisterhood Membership Brunch 

  • Arts & Crafts Workshops

  • Museum Trips

  • Israeli Dancing 

  • Theater Trips

  • Jewelry Making 

  • Guest Speakers 

  • Sewing Workshops

  • Potlucks with Recipe Exchanges 

  • Sisterhood Led Services 

  • Yoga

  • Movie Nights 

  • Defensive Driving Courses

  • Painting Projects
  • Krav Maga (Israeli Self Defense)

Philanthropy in our Community 

  • College Scholarship

  • 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

Making Welcome Mats
Making Welcome Mats
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WW Arts Council
WW Arts Council
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Sisterhood Yoga
Sisterhood Yoga
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Sisterhood Shabbat
Sisterhood Shabbat
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Purim 2019
Purim 2019
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Mothers Day Bags
Mothers Day Bags
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Krav Maga
Krav Maga
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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

Our Leadership

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