Sisterhood of Temple Beth El is a proud member of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ). WRJ's mission is to guarantee the future of Reform Judaism by educating and training Sisterhood and congregational leadership. We are a diverse group of women and cover the spectrum from working professionals to stay-at-home-moms to retired “wonder women”. Our ages span from early 20s to late 90s. What does Sisterhood do? We organize bimah flowers, onegs, run the Judaica Shop, organize the kitchen, handle Break-the-Fast and first night Seder...and that is just the start. We participate in and support life cycle events, educational programs, Social Action, Theater night for Camp Scholarships and, of course, our youth. Sisterhood is not just an organization, but a special place where friendships are made and extended families are formed. We are a dynamic and enthusiastic group who share common interests, concerns and ideas. Sisterhood supports Temple Beth El in a variety of ways, while providing a social, caring environment. We realize that we all have the same goal. Our members may not all be Temple members, or even Jewish, but we are all SISTERS!
We are committed, as it says in our mission statement, to Reform Jewish ideals.


Our program/meeting schedule for 2018 - 2019 continues with:

  • August 15
  • September 26
  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 19
  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20 or 27
  • April 17
  • May 15



Looking for that special occasion gift? Not sure what to give? What about a gift certificate? Looking for that special occasion gift? Not sure what to give? What about a gift certificate?   The shop will be open: before Shabbat services, during Sisterhood meetings and Sunday school and when Temple Administrative Assistant Kathy is present.   If you have a special order or want to volunteer to help with the shop, please contact Ellen Deaver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will be delighted to work with you.



  • Personal growth
  • Jewish involvement
  • Feeling of community
  • Strengthening one’s faith and learning its precepts
  • Establishing and maintaining a meaningful Jewish lifestyle


President:  Pat Braunstien
Programming: Sydney McAbee
Membership: Marcia Schuffman
Treasurer: Linda Armacost 
Recording Secretary: Nelida Hinchee
Corresponding Secretary: Rose Kuhhirte
Break the Fast: Nichole Friedland
Fundraising: Missy Hech, Elaine Storms, Kym Lewis
Gift Shop: Ellen Deaver
Mitzvah Caring: Brenda Vigodsky
Onegs: Cindy Pinhas
Lunch Reservations: Hynda Rome, R. McDonald, Kym Lewis
WRJ News: Myrna Lane
Phone Tree: Dale Silver

If you are not already a member of sisterhood – we invite you to join!