Congregation B'nai Shalom Sisterhood

Sisterhood is looking forward to an extremely exciting and productive year. Through a variety of social and religious action programs, we invite you to be part of this passionate group of women who come together to benefit the temple and our community.

Contact if you would like to assist and/or attend.

For Book Group, contact . Click here for a listing of current books.

See the calendar on the home page for scheduled events.

Some of our past activities:

  • Member Appreciation Dinner
  • Brisket Cook-off and Dessert Bake-off with Brotherhood
  • Book Group evening
  • Chanukah party, with gifts going to a women's shelter
  • Sisterhood Shabbat Service
  • Visit to Mayyim Hayyim in Newton
  • A social night, playing bunko and enjoying snacks
  • Annual Passover Women's Seder with a record turnout
  • And much, much more

To join Sisterhood, download and fill out the membership form.

Please make your membership check payable to Congregation B'nai Shalom Sisterhood
Membership Dues: $36 Member, $54 Sponsor, $72 Benefactor
Please mail your completed application and dues to:
Cheryl Kasof
6 Dana Road
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Please contact co-Presidents or if you are interested in learning more about Sisterhood.

Coordination of Friday night Oneg

Dear Sisterhood members,

To improve and enrich the Congregation's Friday evening Oneg experience, our Sisterhood coordinates Onegs. The office still assigns the four household members to "host" the Oneg, but we've added a Sisterhood member to serve as "captain" of the evening. A fuller description of the captain's duties and timeline can be found in Oneg Captain Duties-Timeline and Checklist. Briefly, an Oneg captain will:

  • Receive the names and contact information for Oneg hosts two weeks prior to the Oneg.
    The captain contacts each co-host to review the host's duties, timeline, and food(s) selections.
  • Meet the Oneg hosts 30 minutes before the start of Friday's service to help them set-up the Social Hall.
  • Stay approximately 30 minutes after the end of the Oneg to help the hosts clean-up the Social Hall and Kitchen.

We urgently need your help to make our commitment successful each week. We are asking all Sisterhood members to select 2 or more Friday evenings to act as an Oneg captain. Fear not! Experienced captains will train and support you every step of the way. You can even co-select dates with a friend! Please contact one of the co-Presidents by clicking on the email links above.

Thank you in advance for fulfilling this important mitvah! We have received extremely positve feedback thus far from the congregation and are proud to be providing this wonderful service to the congregation!


Janice and Cheryl

Janice Hirshon & Cheryl Kasof
Sisterhood co-Presidents

Sisterhood-sponsored Book Group

Join us on Thursday, July 9 at 7 pm to discuss Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein, a biography by journalist Julie Salamon. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the first woman playwright to win a Tony Award, Wendy Wasserstein was a Broadway luminary. But with her high-pitched giggle and unkempt curls, she projected an image of warmth and familiarity. Everyone knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or thought they did. In Wendy and the Lost Boys, Salamon delicately pieces together the many fractured narratives of Wendy's life -- the stories (often contradictory) that she shared amongst friends and family, the half truths of her plays and essays, the confessions and camouflage present even in her own journal writing -- to reveal Wendy's most expertly crafted character: herself.

Join us on Monday, August 24 at 7 pm to discuss A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman, a provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.