WRJ/BI Sisterhood

WRJ/BI Sisterhood

Sisterhood Mission

Mission: To bring women together to support and benefit Congregation Beth Israel and the community by providing opportunities for friendship, service, spiritual growth and learning.

Winner of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 Or Ami “Light of My People” Awards from WRJ for excellence in programming

 

Sisterhood Membership Brunch

Sisterhood Membership Brunch

Sunday, October 14, 10:00 AM

Goodman Hall

Enjoy a festive fall brunch with the WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood, and learn about early Jewish pioneers from speaker Judy Margles, Director of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Holocaust Resource Center.

Admission is $18; RSVP to Amber Rollins in the CBI Office.

 

 

Perspectives on Immigration

Perspectives on Immigration

Sunday, October 28, 10:00 AM

Goodman Hall

CBI congregant David Sarasohn moderates a discussion with immigrants and an immigrant attorney about immigration challenges as a Jewish issue.

A Q&A will follow.

Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

 

 

Best for Your Breasts: An Educational Evening

Best for Your Breasts: An Educational Evening

Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 PM

Ruth J. Spear Breast Center at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

(9205 SW Barnes Road)

All CBI members are invited to hear Dr. Kristen Massimino, MD, Surgical Oncologist and Medical Director specializing in the treatment of breast cancer, and Aneesa Masters, CGC, MS, a Genetic Counselor, talk about current issues in breast health and the latest treatment options. Get informed and ask questions. Topics to include screening and how to lower risk, current treatments, immunotherapy, diagnosis, and BRCA and the Jewish link.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, to request a ride or carpool, contact Susan Berniker. RSVPs are not necessary but appreciated to help the Spear Breast Center plan for our event.

Did you know that Ruth J. Spear was a member of Sisterhood and CBI? Her children’s generous gift to Providence St. Vincent has supported thousands of breast cancer patients.

 

Knit-a-Mitzvah

Knit-a-Mitzvah

3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:30 AM

Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Attention CBI knitters, crocheters, and those eager to learn.  Your WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood is interested in expanding our Knit-A-Mitzvah crew as we knit (and purl!) year round to make hats and scarves as gifts for our neighbors at NW Towers and for attendees of our annual Lift Urban Portland Christmas Dinner.

No yarn? No Needles? No problem. CBI will provide supplies, as well as coffee, tea, and great company!

Our next meeting is October 12; Marjorie Anton will give a basic knitting tutorial for anyone interested in learning. 

 

  • President: Kathleen Doctor
  • Vice President: Shoshanna Lansberg
  • Recording Secretary: Michael Richman
  • Corresponding Secretary: Linda Harrison
  • Treasurer: Leslie Robinson
  • Immediate Past President: Lynn Gelber
  • Communications Chair: Stephanie Siegel
  • Co-Membership: Arlene Konigsberg
  • Co-Membership: Ellen Bick
  • Programming: Robin McAlpine
  • Religious Programming: Kate Royston
  • Social Action Chair: Susan Berniker
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Debbie Braymer
  • Gift Shop: Bonnie Barg
  • Sweets Table: Caroline Szlukier
  • Special Seder: Beth Eisenberg-Schapera
  • College Outreach: Debbie Geller

Contact us: wrj.bis@gmail.com

Please be a mensch, both beneath and outside of our dome! How can you be a mensch for Sisterhood? This list gives you the links for everything menschy. Greet, sell, lead, or bake. These are among the paths to mensch-hood. You can be a mensch once a year, weekly, or when you have time. Please look at these options; sign up, send an email, and be engaged in our community. We need your help; be a mensch!

Mensch Menu

  • MONITOR the doors and be a welcoming helper at our religious school, ensuring the safe arrival and departure of our students. Learn more. Contact Sarah Reiter, Education Administrator.
  • SELL Judaica in the Sisterhood Gift Shop. Contact Bonnie Barg.
  • GREET members for Shabbat and High Holiday Services.
  • LEAD services at the Robison Home. Sisterhood is responsible for providing a service leader(s) every month. We can teach you everything you need to know. Contact Kate Royston.
  • BAKE sweets for Rosh Hashanah. Contact Stephanie Siegel.
  • STUFF care packages for college students and military personnel. Contact Kathleen Doctor.