Who We Are
We are volunteers who actively support BIJ. We are open to everyone regardless of age or synagogue affiliation. We encourage you to attend any or all of our events and meetings. New BIJ members are extended a free Sisterhood - The Women of BIJ membership for one year. Please feel free to call any of the officers and committee chairs to get help, ask questions, offer your services, or share your special talents. We love ideas and participation from everyone.
Our Mission Statement
Sisterhood-The Women of BIJ is a sharing and caring group of women working to maintain a Jewish way of life, supporting the goals of the congregation by providing a forum for fellowship and friendship; coordinating social, educational and spiritual programs where women can gather together to learn and grow; and welcoming and supporting the needs of women of all generations.
What We Do
- Support the BIJ Religious School
- Participate in congregational celebrations of the Jewish Holidays
- Sponsor Friday Night Feasts and host refreshments at Saturday morning Kiddush
- Give gifts on the occasions of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Confirmations
- Sponsor an annual luncheon outing to a local restaurant for residents of the Jewish Home
- Develop a social calendar of fun and educational programs which support our BIJ community
- Host creative hands-on events such as Incredible Edibles, Hanukkah Fair, and Family Game Night
- Fund the annual Rabbi Morris Scholarship to help families with college costs
Our business meetings are scheduled approximately every two months. Attendance at these meetings is not a prerequisite to being involved, yet we do need a quorum to vote on issues, and encourage your participation. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Sisterhood President Terry A. Levy at 415-334-1005, email@example.com.
Annual Hanukkah Fair
This year our Hanukkah Fair was on Sunday, November 19, 2017. I was well attended by Artist, Craftspeople and shoppers. Come to the next Sisterhood meeting on January 7th. We will be talking about upcoming and events and about the Hanukkah Fair.
The Rabbi Herbert Morris Scholarship Application Information
Applications for the Rabbi Morris Scholarship given by Sisterhood will be available at the Temple Office or for downloading online at www.bij.org starting on December 11, 2017. There are applications for high school seniors, students currently in college, or adults going back to school for retraining. The scholarship is for a minimum of $400. Applicants must be children or grandchildren of members in good standing or members of the Temple themselves. The application deadline is February 12, 2018. Completed applications should be returned to Diane Ehrlich c/o Sisterhood BIJ and left for her in the Temple Office.
These scholarships may be used at any accredited 2 or 4 year college/university or at any accredited trade/technical/vocational school. All who are eligible are urged to apply. All applications should be typed or written legibly in black ink.
Jewish Home Luncheon, April 2016, at Tam's Chinese Restaurant in Pacifica
Afternoon Tea, August 2016 (including a "best hat" contest)