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Our Mission

  • To advance the welfare of Beth El Congregation and to assist in every way possible in all the purposes for which the Congregation is organized
  • To assist the schools of the congregation
  • To further any religious activities as the clergy and members deem appropriate

Our History

Beth El Sisterhood was organized in the fall of 1947, the same year our Beth El Congregation was founded. Sisterhood is recognized as one of the largest and most active in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.


Sisterhood is affiliated with the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism and the Maryland Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations.


The women of Beth El have the opportunity to participate in a myriad of dynamic and interesting events. Membership in Sisterhood offers many rewards, such as: new friends, educational and cultural experiences and opportunities to provide support to Beth El, Beth El schools and the community.  Contact Paula Jandorf at  or 410-6531913 or Debbie Shore at or 609-707-2611.​ To pay your 2021-2022 dues via credit card, click here


Look for flyers announcing the dates of our virtual Bibio events. Please join us and participate in stimulating book reviews that are  presented by either a Sisterhood member or guest. 

For information, please call Frida Fraiman at 410-363-6464 or Susan Hackerman 410-486-2523.

Jewish Theological Seminary

This year, the theme for Torah Fund is B’Yachad, which translates to “together,” as we celebrate our shared yerushah (heritage) as proud Jewish women affiliated with the Conservative/Masorti Movement. The Torah Fund pin for this year, for all benefactors who donate $180, depicts small gold   nuggets, each of us being one of those nuggets. Together, we become strong and can make a difference. 

For more information, please contact Jane Krosin at 410-4184-4218, Hilda Dopkin at 410-486-4453 or Gail Shugarman at 410-486-1661.


We knit/crochet individual squares, then join these squares together to create an Afghan of Love that we give as gifts to people who are home bound. Sisterhood is looking for knitters/crocheters and anyone who wishes to learn how to do these crafts. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Susan Himmel at 410-484-7521 or email

Sponsorship Opportunities

Since so many fundraising opportunities have been canceled, we need your help to fulfill Sisterhood’s mission: to support Beth El Synagogue and Schools. Please consider a gift in the form of a sponsorship for our monthly speaker series at any of the different levels. We will proudly announce your name at the program of your choice. With your generous gift to honor or memorialize loved ones, Sisterhood will continue to thrive! For more information, please contact Gloria Luchinsky at 410-653-0153. Thank you. To  become a sponsor, click here to donate via check or here to donate via credit card.

Library Lovers

Wondering what you are going to do during these cold winter days? The Agus Library has the answer for you; curl up and enjoy reading one of the following new books you can obtain at Beth El's wonderful library. You may check out a book from the library for three weeks.

Due to COVID-19, the library is currently closed until further notice.

Contact Marlene Siegel at 410-484-1844 or or Arlene Perloff at 410-252-1946 or for more information.

Judaica Shop

The Judaica Shop offers a variety of merchandise to meet every need or occasion.  If you are shopping for holiday gifts, Bar or Bat Mitzvah gifts, wedding gifts, something personal for yourself or family, you can’t go wrong by checking out the Judaica Shop.  All items are tax-free and all proceeds go to the projects of the Congregation and Beth El schools. To view many of our great items and get pricing information, please visit our website by clicking Here.  

To contact the Judaica Shop directly, call 410-484-2185 or email

Store Hours - by appointment only.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Carole Schechter at 443-768-5020.

Are You Looking Forward to a Wedding?

The Beth El Sisterhood has a special gift for newly married couples.  Living a Jewish Life by Anita Diamant is a comprehensive book on modern Jewish living.  The book melds the realities of living in 2016 with centuries’ old Jewish traditions. Living a Jewish Life explains the traditions and beliefs of Judaism in the context of today’s world.  The book is available to members of the congregation, the Sisterhood and their adult children.  Please contact Marta Braverman at 410-358-6509 to receive a copy for a newly married couple. 

Beth El Sisterhood officers for 2022-2023

Co-Presidents: Emelie Schwab and Jane Sacks

Vice Presidents: Carol Matz, Sheryl Reicher and Freddye Silverman

Recording Secretary: Ruth Green

Corresponding Secretary: Jane Krosin

Treasurer: Barbara Green

Comptroller/Budget Coordinator: Glenda Chernoff and Alice Kuryk

Financial Secretaries: (A-G) Joan Cohen; (H-O) Renee King; (P-Z) Arlene Perloff

Parliamentarian: Susan Eisenberg


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