Women of Reform Judaism - WRJ

Text Resize

-A A +A

You are here

WRJ logoBeth El's Women of Reform Judaism is committed to women, our Congregation and to Judaism. We serve our synagogue, the community, and the Jewish world.

Members of Beth El's Women of Reform Judaism gain:

- New and lasting friendships
- New personal and professional growth and development
- An opportunity to learn more about Judaism
- A renewed sense of community
- A chance to develop talents and leadership skills

Contact the Sisterhood
 

WRJ Activities

 

Mah Jongg - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 

 

ONEG or BIMAH FLOWER SPONSORSHIP: We ensure that each week there are beautiful flowers gracing our bimah. We also see to it that at every Erev Shabbat service there is a fresh loaf of challah and an array of delicacies for everyone to enjoy with their coffee or punch. Sponsoring an oneg or the Bimah flowers on weekends when there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a wonderful opportunity for our congregants to honor someone they love, or to celebrate something special in their lives. Just think--you can give a gift and not worry about the wrapping.

If you would like to sponsor an Oneg or Bimah Flowers, please contact Jo Ann Allen .

 

Executive Board
President, Jeanette Astrow
Vice President, Sue Meisner
Vice President, Jo Ann Allen
Recording Secretary, Naomi Mercer
Corresponding Secretary, Evy Englander
Treasurer, Susan Wartel
Immediate Past President, Suzie Shalewitz
Counselor, Suzie Shalewitz
District Liason, Pat Collins
At-Large, Ruth Folkman
At-Large, Linda Shapiro
At-Large, Sara Deshong
At-Large, Susan Whitman

 

Board Members and Committee Chairs
Book Club, Rita DiTrani
Book of Life, Barb and Sara Silversmith
Carpenter Shelter, Karen Aftergut
Education, Vacant
Fundraising, Vacant
Judaica Shop Manager, Sara Deshong*
Judaica Shop Treasurer, Susan Whitman*
Judaica Shop Liason, Linda Shapiro*
Knitting Group, Elaine Marsh
Mah Jong, Susan Whitman* and Sara DeShong*
Membership, Sandra Seitz
Oneg Shabbat, Jo Ann Allen*
Photography, Gale Goldfarb
Procurement, (billing handled by Treasurer)
Programs, Vacant
Religious School Liasison, Susan Zernik
Social Action, Janet Garber
Social Justice & Religious Issues, Vacant
Sukkah on the Bimah Lead, Linda Shapiro

 

Judaica Shop


The Beth El Sisterhood Judaica shop specializes in selling a wide variety of ritual items as well as a collection of books. The shop strives to carry unique lines of Judaica Jewelry. We also specialize in personalized Judaica. We primarily purchase merchandise from Israel and American Jewish Artists.

We carry baby gifts, a stunning line of Kettubot and cards from Mickie Caspi and unique Judaic themed merchandise for everyone including pets. We have everything you'd need from Shabbat to Simchat Torah, High Holidays to Hanukkah. Make us your one stop shop for all your Judaic needs-personal and gift. Don't forget when you shop the shop you support WRJ Sisterhood. Remember paid up Sisterhood Members receive a 10% discount. If you are interested in making a monthly commitment and getting trained to volunteer in the shop please contact Sara Deshong-Rojas.

 

Judaica Shop Hours

 

Wednesday - 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Sunday - 10:00 AM - Noon

Friday - one-half hour prior to Shabbat

 

 

Did You Know...?

Our new rabbi sent us a video!


Click here to hear a message from Rabbi Spinrad.

 

Do you have something you'd like to donate to the Silent Auction OR

do you know a vendor who would donate to the Silent Auction? 

If so, here are the forms you will need.

 

Gala Letter of Request

Silent Auction Agreement

 

Let's share our stories and thoughts on Facebook!

 

“Through sharing we all find a common ground, inspiration, hope, meaning, and, ultimately, action.”

https://www.facebook.com/BethElHebrew

 

Are you looking for the perfect gift?

Buy all your loved ones the beautiful Beth El Hebrew 1859 logo T-Shirts!

Beth El Hebrew T-Shirt Order Form

 

Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

Beth El is getting a new playground!  If you would like to donate towards this very worthy project, simply send your donations to Beth El Hebrew Congregation and notate "Playground."  If you donate on line, the playground fund is first on the list!

 

Lifelong Learning

Wednesdays during the school year
@ 7:00 PM
See calendar for exact dates and subjects

 

ALIVE!

For more information about ALIVE! go to alive-inc.org.

 

Beth El House

For more information go to https://www.bethelhebrew.org/community/beth-el-house

Beth El House enables formerly homeless families to work toward self-sufficiency and confidence.

More

Upcoming Events

 A Message from

cantor kaufman:

 

https://www.facebook.com/505838588/posts/10155622977373589/

 

American Conference of Cantors
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
Cantor Jason Kaufman

 

 

Important shabbat updates

         *On June 15th, there will be a special Shabbat Service in honor of Rabbi Brett Isserow's retirement.

              * On June 22nd, Linda Waller will be receiving the 2018 Mintz Award & we will be installing Officers and Board Memebers.

            * Beginning on June 29th, Shabbat services will start at 6:30 PM and will continue to do so for the remainder of the summer.

                                            

 

 

 

 


 

There are activities, meetings, services and seminars at Beth El each week, ranging from service opportunities to Jewish learning and education, drawing members and guests from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

the full calendar