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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 Sisterhood Leadership if you would like to assist and/or attend.

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, please fill out our online Sisterhood Membership Form.

Please contact Sisterhood leadership if you are interested in learning more about Sisterhood.

Oneg Captain Program

The Oneg Captain Program is overseen by Sisterhood's Oneg Coordinator. Captains coordinate the hosts and assist them with the setup and cleanup of the Oneg. Captains participate three to four times a year in rotation. New volunteers to the program receive training prior to captaining on their own. If you are an adult member of the congregation and would like to participate in this Manageable Mitzvah, please contact the Sisterhood Oneg Coordinator. To sponsor an Oneg, please go to our form and document page to download the Sponsorship Form.

Sisterhood-Sponsored Book Group

B’nai Shalom Book Group for February and April

On Monday, February 25, we will discuss Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited by Elyse Schein. This book recounts the amazing memoir of two women coming to terms with their strange and unbelievable fate. Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted. While living in Paris in her mid-30’s, she began to search for her biological mother. She learns that she and her sister were twins, had been separated as infants, and had been part of a secret study on separated twins. Paula Bernstein, a writer living in New York, knew she was adopted but not inclined to search for her birth mother. After they reunite, they learn that the study was conducted by influential psychiatrists associated with a prestigious adoption agency. As they investigate their birth mother’s past, they move closer to solving their lives’ puzzle, and the dichotomy of their intimacy as twins compared to the chasm they share as complete strangers. The story broadens the definition of family and provides insight into our own DNA (excerpted from

On Monday, April 8, we will be discussing Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan. In this entertaining nonfiction book, Pollan journeys through his kitchen's uncharted territory. He discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, somewhere between nature and culture. He explains how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships: with plants and animals, the soil, farmers, our culture, and the people our cooking nourishes and delights. Cooking, above all, connects us and distinguishes us as humans (excerpted from Pollan is a well-known author and professor on the subjects of food history, healthy eating, and the environment. In 2012, the Jerusalem Post named Pollan as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world.

The February meeting will be held at The Willows in the Studio Room (on the first floor). The April meeting will be held at B’nai Shalom. Both meetings start at 7 p.m. All B’nai Shalom Members are welcome. For more information, please contact Barbara Barry at

Sat, January 19 2019 13 Sh'vat 5779