Sisterhood has many great events throughout the year.  Please join us!

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CBJ Sisterhood Facebook Link

Sisterhood Mission Statement

The mission of Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood is to foster and further the highest ideals of Conservative Judaism, as expressed by the Synagogue, serving as a center of religious, charitable, educational and social activities for the women of the Synagogue.

Sisterhood will continually strive to:

  • Enhance the lives of its members with programs and activities that provide meaning and enjoyment.
  • Unite the diverse women of Beth Judea and create a sense of purpose, involvement and friendship.
  • Expand its presence, leadership and impact on the Synagogue and community as a whole.
  • Identify meaningful causes to support, and engage in activities to support these efforts.
  • Strengthen bonds with the larger Jewish community (e.g. Women’s League, Jewish Theological Seminary), in an effort to broaden perspective and collaborate on new ideas / programs.


Sisterhood Membership Information

Our Sisterhood is a dynamic organization of over 150 women who are proud to carry on the legacy of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. Come Join Us!

For additional membership information, please email

Ways to Get Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved depending on your interests and availability.

  • Become a member
  • Attend meetings
  • Participate/plan events

Check our Facebook page for the most up to date opportunities to get involved.

Questions or comments, please contact



CBJ Sisterhood Gift Shop

Our Judaica shop carries a wide variety of items and gifts.  Proceeds from the gift shop benefit Congregation Beth Judea. For more information, please click here to visit the Gift Shop page.


Torah Fund Information

Please consider donating to sustain the future of Conservative Judaism. All proceeds support our 5 seminaries and ensure the continuity of our rabbis, cantors, scholars and leaders.

For more information or to make a contribution contact Joy Davis at


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Upcoming Sisterhood Events


2023-2024 Board Members


Michele Sussman
Darlene Bikshorn

Executive VP

Membership VP
Lori Finn

Social Programming VP
Paula Carter
Dara Hoyt

Education Programming VP
Blythe Thomashow

Torah Fund VP
Joy Davis

Davida Finkle

Merle Rumack

Debbie Limer

General Board - Directors

* Co-sponsored by Sisterhood & Men's Club

All Occasion Cards
Nicole Overbey

Book Club
Various Book Club Members

E-Mail Communications
Paula Carter

Michele Sussman

Judaica Arts
Marilyn Victor
Hannah Whitney

Judaica Shop Managers
Ann Lerman
Debbie Dubin
Effie Kudlowitz
Sari London
Cindy Andreoli

Mah Jongg Tournament
Jan Minnick

Membership Event Team Leader
Lori Finn

New Member Liaison
Ellen Antman

New Member Liaison
Ellen Antman

Sandy Levitt
Sari London

Shabbat Dinner
Rebecca Andreoli
Lauri Rosenbloom
Laura Platt-Kilstein

Paula Carter
Joy Davis
Dara Hoyt
Alison Zimbalist

Sisterhood Shabbat
Darlene Bikshorn

Social Action
Helene Fox

Social Media
Dara Hoyt

Synagogue Gift Cards
Jean Friedman

*Tequila and Tators
Debbie Limer

*Wine Tasting
Paula Carter

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