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Sisterhood

Congregation B'nai Shalom (CBS) Sisterhood is a vibrant group of women which includes members of CBS and those in the surrounding communities. Together we enjoy planning, coordinating and attending a variety of social, educational and spiritual programs. We invite you to be part of this passionate group of women who come together to support the temple, our community and one another.

CBS Sisterhood is a member of Women of Reform Judaism.Women of Reform Judiasm logo

Click here for membership information.

Some of Sisterhood’s Annual Events

  • Fall Open House
  • Member Appreciation Dinner
  • Hanukah Party -- supporting a local charity
  • Sisterhood Shabbat with clergy, preceded by a pot luck dinner
  • Women’s Kallah (a day of lunch and learning)

CBS Events Sponsored by Sisterhood

  • Weekly Oneg Shabbat coordinated by Sisterhood's Oneg Captain Program. Please click here for more information.
  • Second day Rosh Hashanah pot luck luncheon
  • Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast
  • Women’s Seder
  • CBS Book Group discusses books which are generally of Jewish themes or by Jewish authors. Meetings are held every 6-8 weeks.  All Sisterhood and adult members of CBS are welcome. For additional information, click here.

Ongoing Sisterhood Activities

  • Weekly Drop-in Mah Jongg -Tuesdays at 11:15AM in the lobby of the temple.
  • Word Games – on Zoom or in person.  CodeNames, Scattergories and Boggle are played on Zoom once a month. In-person Word games are held at the temple once a month. All adults are welcome.
  • Rosh Chodesh Group- monthly women’s group
  • Quarterly “Girls' Night Out” (often dinner and a movie)

Oneg Shabbat Captain Program

Following every Friday night service, a group of volunteers create a warm, welcoming atmosphere with a variety of treats to eat, of course! We encourage new volunteers to help coordinate the oneg a few nights a year. We will train and support you. A host family will assist you with all aspects of the oneg. Being an Oneg Shabbat Captain is an easy and manageable mitzvah that the community appreciates. For more information, please contact the Oneg Coordinator.

Become A Sisterhood Member

New Members may join, and current members may renew their membership, for the 2023-2024 membership year in 1 of 2 ways. Dues is $36.00.  If you wish to add an additional donation to support Sisterhood's programming and fundraising efforts, please include it with your dues payment.

 

  1. PAY ONLINE: Complete the membership form by clicking on this link: https://www.cbnaishalom.org/form/FY24sisterhood

Temple members may pay with a credit card or ACH. Please be sure that you are logged in to the temple website before accessing the Sisterhood membership form.

Non-temple members may pay with a credit card only.

FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ONLY: There will be an additional $1.11 charge to cover the credit card companies' service charge.

  1. PAY BY CHECK:  Please make your $36.00 check payable to:

CBS Sisterhood

You may mail your check to:

Sisterhood Treasurer

c/o Congregation B'nai Shalom

PO Box 1019

Westborough, MA 01581

OR

Leave it in the Sisterhood Administration mailbox in the main office at the temple.

 

DETAILS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

Women's Kallah: Nutrition and Your Beautiful Self!

Saturday, May 4, 2024 12N-4:30PM

Presented by Judy Palken, MNS, RD, LDN

CBS Sisterhood is thrilled to bring Kallah back. A Kallah is an opportunity to learn and schmooze with your friends while enjoying a light lunch, tea, and Havdalah. All adult women are welcome. We will gather on Saturday afternoon from 12:00N - 4:30 PM in Marlborough. The location will be emailed to you after you have registered.

Our speaker, Judy Palken, is a registered dietitian who translates the science of nutrition into practical recommendations for health. She has a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Cornell University, and spent many years in Boston hospitals, with a specialty in cardiac nutrition. More recently, she has worked in nutrition research in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Currently Judy develops nutrition classes, teaching how great food choices and other behaviors can reduce inflammation, promote good health, and help us to feel our best.

In this presentation, Nutrition and Your Beautiful Self, we will look at food and behavioral choices that can help us to look our healthy, glowing best! Topics will include foods that protect our skin, give us well-nourished hair, and help us to maintain a youthful appearance. Lots of gorgeous paintings will be included.

$36 on or before 4/23. $41 beginning 4/24.

For more information, please [click here] 

To register for the Kallah, please click on this link: Womens Kallah Registration

Drop in Mah Jongg continues at CBS on Tuesdays at 11:15 AM. We hope to meet women who enjoy playing Mah Jongg and meeting other players. Mah Jongg will only be canceled if we do not have at least 4 players respond positively to the weekly email. Contact the Mah Jongg Chair to join the email list.

Mah Jongg Lessons
Sisterhood will be offering Mah Jongg lessons at CBS each Tuesday morning for four weeks beginning 4/30/24. Lessons will begin on Tuesday, 4/30 from 11:15am - 1:15 pm and continue at the same time each week through Tuesday, 5/21. Lessons are free - all you need is a 2024 Mah Jongg card. To RSVP or for more information, contact sisterhoodpresident@cbnaishalom.org 

Word Games on Zoom and in person.All adults are welcome.

CodeNames on Zoom: Wednesday, 4/3 at 12 Noon.

Word Game Day in person at CBS: Thursday, 4/11 at 7:00 PM.  Note the time change.       

Scattergories on Zoom: Tuesday,4/16 at 7:00 PM

Boggle on Zoom: Monday, 4/29 at 7:00 PM

Please Note:  Boggle has been changed from Tuesday nights to Monday nights.

To contact the Word Games Chair or to join the email list, click here.  

Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group

The next monthly Rosh Chodesh Women's Gathering takes place on May 8th at 11:30 AM at CBS. We gather once a month (October-June) to learn together. Each month, different members volunteer to lead the discussion about a contemporary or historical Jewish woman of their choice. New members are always welcome. To contact the Rosh Chodesh Chair, click here.

CBS Book Group – Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM in person at CBS and on Zoom The Zoom link will be sent out to participants who RSVP as the date gets closer. 

Join us to discuss Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin —This Boston-based contemporary novel is about two friends, often in love but never lovers, who become creative partners in video game design. At Harvard, Sam renewed his childhood friendship with Sadie. Over time, they begin a video game collaboration launching them to stardom. In their twenties, they are brilliant and wealthy, but these qualities won't protect them later from a disabling tragedy.

 For additional information, please contact the Book Group Chair at (click here) to contact the book group chair.

 

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