Temple Beth-El Sisterhood is a place to find friendship, warmth, sharing, and make new connections to the women of our congregation. We provide opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, and fulfillment in a Jewish atmosphere, through social and learning experiences. Sisterhood supports the Temple community through volunteerism, leadership, and financial assistance.
Your dues help the Sisterhood support its many programs and charitable giving throughout the year. The Sisterhood annually supports all Temple fundraising programs, Religious School, and provides scholarships to our youth for camp programs at OSRUI and other Jewish Programs.
We strongly encourage all women to join the Sisterhood. We strive to offer a wide range of activities and programs through the year, both educational and social, to engage the women of TBE. This year we took a virtual tour of the RBG exhibit at the Holocaust Museum and a tour of Chicago’s “Talking Statues,” enjoyed the tales told by a Jewish story-teller, rocked to the music of Billy Joel, and our ever-popular book club has continued to meet monthly via zoom, in addition to many other social and spiritual programs. Sisterhood affiliation offers a worldwide identity through its membership in the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ); the Women’s Affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, which is the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ is a federation of more than 550 Sisterhoods with 75,000 members throughout the U.S. and Canada. The WRJ is the collective voice and presence of women in congregational life, working to strengthen temples and communities, and ensuring the development and growth of Reform Judaism. We are an active member in the WRJ Midwest District, and take part in the Midwest District Convention, WRJ Area Day and Leadership weekend held at OSRUI.
Our programs and meetings are listed on the Temple calendar. Please call the Temple office at 847-205-9982 for more information about TBE Sisterhood. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Become a Sisterhood Member
If you would like to join the Sisterhood, or want to renew your current membership, you can do so by making your donation of $45 (Rachel Level) using the button to the right or consider an additional Chai donation to help fund our scholarships and programs.