Annual Events

We welcome both our new members as well as returning members at a special dinner held each Fall. It is an evening to socialize, make new friends, and learn about the upcoming events for the year.  We invite new members to attend as our guests.

Membership Dinner

Clean out those closets and donate your items to our fundraiser which provides a great service to our temple community as well as to the community at large. The proceeds support our work and programming throughout the year. 

Fall/Spring Rummage Sales

Join us for one or all three casual night(s) of playing games – Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bananagrams and whatever other games you would like to play. Come have fun and play with your sisters (open to non-members too).

Game Nights

Attend one of the BJJF movies with your sisters after gathering for a casual dinner together.

Boston Jewish Film Festival

Brotherhood and Sisterhood work together to provide an evening of entertainment and fun.

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Event

Join us for one of our "Novels at Night" book groups throughout the year. Books will be announced in our Sisterhood Events which is sent to all female temple members twice a month.

Novels at Night

Sisterhood is meeting monthly to work on a social action project called Days for Girls.  DFG is an international organization that provides girls from impoverished countries with a feminine hygiene kit that is reusable and lasts for 3 years. This kit allows girls to go to school during their periods instead of being forced to stay at home and miss 25% of their education.  Many of these girls drop out of school because they end up being so far behind due to missed days. Sewers and non-sewers welcome to work on this exciting project!  For more information, contact Susan Patkin suspatkin@gmail.com or Sarah Fleckner sarahfleckner@gmail.com.

Days for Girls

Experience a beautiful Women's Seder focused on women's roles in the Passover story. This pot luck Seder is a great way to have a meaningful experience as well as try the delicious Passover recipes of your Sisterhood friends!

Women's Seder

Don’t want to be committed to a book club? Join one of our Lilith Salons. This is an opportunity to meet with other women to discuss articles from LILITH, independent Jewish women’s quarterly magazine. Lilith Salons bring women of all ages together to address issues raised by this exciting magazine.

Lilith Salons

Our spring fundraising dinner wraps up the year of events with good food, time to mingle, and a brief bit of business. Entertainment, and raffles add to the fun of the evening. 

Donor Dinner

For the past 19 years, Sisterhood has offered a weekend retreat to the women of Temple Beth Shalom. The retreat provides opportunities for members to come together with new and old friends in celebration of Shabbat. It's a wonderfull weekend of prayer, study, relaxation and fun! 

Coming in Fall of 2019

If you are looking for a way to recharge your social, spiritual and creative batteries in a Jewish setting and like the idea of getting away for a weekend of learning, laughter, creativity, worship and song with a fabulous group of women, then look no further. The women of Sisterhood have a unique opportunity for you – join us for our annual Spirituality weekend retreat. This is our time to share our stories, make new friends and reconnect with old friends. We learn together about modern rituals and ancient texts as we stretch our bodies and our minds. 

Spirituality Retreat

On alternating years, WRJ holds its Assembly and the Northeast District holds its Biennial where members of Sisterhoods, from as far away as Israel and as near as Eastern Canada, gather to study, share ideas, pray together and form friendships that can last a lifetime.

Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Assembly/Northeast District Biennial

Temple Beth Shalom

670 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494
781-444-0077

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