Welcome to the CBS Sisterhood. We are a dynamic group of people that identify as female. The goal of the sisterhood is to provide an inclusive environment and opportunity for social, spiritual and service focused activities that bring together the ‘Sisters’ of Congregation Beth Shalom and benefit our community and the world in general.
“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half it’s citizens.” Michelle Obama
Joining the Sisterhood will bring you into a community with people that range from all ages and sociological makeups. We are moms, daughters, singles, spouses, partners, grandmothers and just people. We are proud to say our members range from those that stay at home to take care of family to teachers, students, medical professional, executives, retirees and artists. Many of us are juggling families, jobs, and our need for personal balance. We welcome Jews and Non-Jews alike and many of us juggle the needs of intersectional families albeit race, religion, sexual identity, or disability. We enjoy the traditions of our community while being open to new things and changing times.
If you would like to join this group of dynamic people, you are welcome. You can choose to join sisterhood easily when you pledge through our shul cloud system. You can also join at any time by contacting our office or our Sisterhood Leadership. (Current Chair: Laura Flacks-Narrol).
“People should be blessed in life with friends who are both mirrors and shadows – mirrors don’t lie and shadows never leave.” Lata Mangeshkar
“As soon as a women gets to an age where she has opinions & she’s vital & she’s Strong, she’s systematically shamed into hiding under a rock” Sarah Silverman
Have Fun with Sisterhood
Examples of Some Past Programs Include:
- Yearly Rosh Ha Shana Honey Basket Fundraiser where we create and deliver local honey, sweet pastries and teas that all support local small business.
- Zoom Sip and Chat Happy Hours from the comfort of your own home
- Yoga and wine nights
- Craft and Hang out evenings
- Tea Parties
- Mahjong Tournaments and lessons
- Service Projects
- Sisterhood Lead Services
- and more…
“Women belong in all placed where decisions are made” Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness” Ann Frank
Did you know?
CBS Sisterhood supports our community in many ways including:
- New prayer books
- Supporting the needs to pivot to virtual services
- Contributing towards for large technology costs
- Providing presents for out Bar and Bat Mitzvah Children
- Sponsor our teenagers on Youth Group trips to Israel
- Supporting ongoing community and congregational projects
“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.” Nora Ephron
If you want to find out more about sisterhood a great way is to join the sisterhood email newsletter list. You can do this without formally joining the sisterhood to get in the loop. The sisterhood sends out periodic emails with info about upcoming programs, opportunities, and information. Join this email list here…
“Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse” Golda Meir
“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up” Malala Yousafzia
If you feel you can help the sisterhood grow or have ideas for new programs, we want to hear from you. We are always looking for new people with new ideas to keep our Sisterhood vibrant and active. Please reach out to the current chair of the sisterhood Laura Flacks-Narrol to discuss.
“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy: a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim” Maya Angelou
Reach out to learn more about the sisterhood. Contact our current chair Laura Flacks-Narrol.
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