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Sisterhood Notes ~ November 2019


We wanted to make you all aware that we may have misinterpreted some of the donations on the form for the High Holiday Card and Bimah Flowers this year. To remedy that, we want to acknowledge all those whose generosity allowed us to send good wishes to the congregation and/or beautify the sanctuary for the holidays:

Ann & Sidney Snitken

Carrie Allahut & Louis Allahut

David & Pia Borsheim

David & Rebecca Boyd

Debbie Holmes, Jennifer, McKenna, Marleigh, Maxwell Norrod

Dolly Carniol & Family

Ella Wolford

Harold & Steven Maybloom, Peter & Jordana Licata, and Jon and Jake

Ilene & Alan Mindlin

John, Ruth, Mira & Noah Golmant

Joseph & Roberta DeSanto

Judith Shane & Robert Burnham III

Laraine & Gerry Whitcomb

Leah Watson

Lisa Herman & the Wolfson Family

Marge & Lou Berman

Miles Press

Natalie Wright

Randee & Doug Cooper

Richard, Robert, Jessica, Michael & Aaron Bloomfield

Rita & Dick Haas

Steve A. Robertson II & Vivian Wolf and Family

The Camber Weitzman Family

The Contreras Family

The Hoffman Family

The Ingalls/Smiley Family

The Swanson/James Family

Tiina & Brian Rodrigue


Sisterhood also raises funds by selling a lovely variety of Judaica items in the BST gift shop (open most Sunday mornings). Many items will also be available at the Religious School Holiday Gift Sale on Sunday morning Dec 15th.


As many of you know, we also sell breakfast and other refreshments at our well known Sunday morning Bagel Bar.

On Sunday, Dec 8th, we will again sponsor the annual Holiday Bazaar which will feature several local artists and other gift items for the holidays.


Other events will also be promoted in the weekly announcements.


Sisterhood does this fundraising to benefit all the members of Beth Sholom Temple. Over the past several years, we have paid for chairs for the social hall, new carpeting, flooring in the hood, kitchen upgrades, and most recently, an upgrade for the temple phone system. And thanks to the diligence of our past president, we are providing an automated external defibrillator (AED) device, as well as training, having obtained a grant from Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation.

We hope that you will continue to support Sisterhood because it is our mission to support Beth Sholom Temple.

Sisterhood & BST Go green

Sisterhood is helping Beth Sholom Temple to go green in its new Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign. For more information, please read the flyer by clicking here.

You can help preserve and protect the earth for future generations in your personal and public life through a few easy steps and why not start here, at Beth Sholom Temple? 

Sisterhood Events

Sisterhood Meetings
All are on Sundays at 12:30 PM in the social hall, unless otherwise noted.



Stop distracted driving

BST Sisterhood joins Women of Reform Judaism

in the Campaign to Stop Distracted Driving

In 2015, Women of Reform Judaism voted to condemn distracted driving. Eliminating distracted driving starts with you. Make the commitment to drive phone-free today. Distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people each year. 

Take the pledge: I pledge not to text or use a hand-held cell phone while driving, and to limit hands-free phone conversations only to instances of absolute necessity.

Distraction also includes eating and drinking, grooming, and adjusting a radio or CD player. Please exercise caution when engaging in these activities while driving.

Click here for our informational flyer.

Why Sisterhood?

Beth Sholom's Sisterhood has a long and vibrant history. From the moment it began it has been instrumental in the many mitzvahs provided by the synagogue and has supplied the Jewish women of Fredericksburg with a safe, healthy community in which to socialize, speak freely, and grow in their faith. BST's Sisterhood is currently undergoing a renaissance and there is no better time to join and get involved! From helping with the children of BST, to teaching, to providing valuable programs to the congregation as a whole, Sisterhood is a worthwhile and welcoming home for any woman, and our membership's background is just as diverse as that of BST.

Check out BST's Sisterhood. You are sure to find a home!

Sisterhood Board members


President - Michelle Swanson

Vice President -  Deborah Snyder

Treasurer - Larraine Whitcomb

Recording Secretary - Amy Altersitz

Corresponding Secretary - Rita Haas

Members-At-Large - Lisa Herman, Sally Cooney Anderson

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