TBS Sisterhood

Welcome to the TBS Sisterhood webpage. Sisterhood is busy with events for all ages, whether it’s Maj or Crochet or Dinners, there is sure to be something for everyone. No matter where you are from you’ll be sure to find that we are women from all walks of life and in all stages of life who come together to make friends and have fun while making a difference in our homes, our congregation, and our community.




All Sisterhood members are welcome to join us at our general meetings. Not a member? Join now!

♥♥  Sisterhood Membership flyer.final♥♥

Sisters by Heart Dinner – Tuesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars because on Wednesday, October 10th, at 6:30 pm at Mimi’s Café (17231 E. 17th Street, Tustin) we will be having another “Sisters by Heart” get together.  Sisterhood holds the “Sisters by Heart” events on a regular basis at local area restaurants.  This is a chance for us to get together in a non-meeting environment, enjoy some good food and each other’s company.  No business – just socializing!  Watch for your e-mail invitation because we are all “Sisters by Heart”.

This fun event not only will be a chance for you to relax, eat a delicious meal, and enjoy your Sisters’ company, but also by attending our Sisters by Heart dinner you will be supporting Sisterhood’s programs and activities and helping us support Temple Beth Sholom in return!
How? Just by simply handing a flyer to your server that evening (which we will provide to you once we receive your RSVP), Sisterhood will get back 20% of the cost of your meal! This is an extremely easy way to gift both yourself and your Sisterhood at the same time!

General Board Meeting – Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

All Sisterhood members are welcome to join us at our general meetings. Not a member? Join now!

Tallit Vendor Eretz Judaica

Once again Temple Beth Sholom is happy to welcome to our temple Eretz Judaica, a fashionable Judaica company founded in 1992. Eretz Judaica features an exciting collection of tallitot with a wide selection of fabrics from around the world incorporated into the designs. The production process is entirely done in Israel. This results in the creation of unique and excitingly fashionable tallit sets for men, women and contemporary Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Eretz Judaica visits TBS only once a year. Please watch your e-mail for the exact date the vendor will be at TBS. There will be a special price discount on tallitot purchases during this visit. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase a beautiful tallit as a gift for an upcoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration, a wedding, or for yourself. And remember – when you buy from the Sisterhood Gift Shop, you get to “gift twice” – you get a great item AND your patronage benefits your TBS congregation with support of programming, education, youth activities, and joyous Judaism!

Annual Paid Up Membership Brunch – Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10 a.m.

“What’s a Nice Jewish Woman Like You….” How Jewish Women are Portrayed in the Media

Keynote Speaker: Linda Shayne, Hadassah’s Morningside Commission

Please join us on Sunday, October 28 for TBS Sisterhood’s Annual Paid-Up Membership Event in our TBS Social Hall. This is our “thank you” to our Sisters who have paid their 2018-2019 dues.

Doors open at 10 am for a mini-boutique featuring specially selected vendors for all your shopping needs, opportunity drawings for a chance to win one of several fantastic themed gift baskets, a catered brunch and the highlight is the presentation from our keynote speaker.

This is one of Sisterhood’s most popular and well-attended events and we look forward to seeing you there. Please watch your mail for
your personal invitation and be sure to RSVP by October 19. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Borovay at sborovay@hotmail.com.

See the invitation at

Annual Note Cards for Congregation B’Not Or – October 28, 2018

As in years past, TBS Sisterhood has been asked by Congregation B’not Or “Women of Light” at the California Institution for Women in Corona/Chino to donate items for the women during the Hanukkah season. This year the request has been made for stationery note cards that the women can use for their correspondence. The note cards should be blank inside, so the women can write their own messages.
The opportunity to write notes to their friends and family is especially appreciated by the women. If you would like to donate a packet of note cards, please bring them to the Membership Event on October 28 where they will be collected. If you have any questions about this caring Mitzvah, please contact Fran Sherman at
fasherman42@gmail.com or (714) 991-5825.

Executive Board Meeting – Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m. 

Recycling Drive – Sunday, November 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m. TBS Parking Lot

Please join your TBS Sisters as we collect recyclable CRV bottles and cans and GIVE THRICE! How can you give three times by just recycling with us, you ask? Gift#1: You’ll be helping the environment; (#2) you’ll be supporting the programs and activities of your TBS Sisterhood and (#3) Sisterhood will utilize funds generated by turning in the collected recyclables to then support your TBS students and congregation!
On Sunday, November 18th during Religious School hours, please just swing by the TBS parking lot to rop off your recyclable CRV plastic bottles and beverage cans. (Please no glass and no newspaper).
For questions and more info, please contact Stacy Nagel (714-225-2962, profnagel@gmail.com). Start saving now — Don’t BOTTLE up, Sisters — together, we CAN Recycle!

General Board Meeting – Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

All Sisterhood members are welcome to join us at our general meetings. Not a member? Join now!

2018-2019 Sisterhood Officers

2018 Newest SHAYNAH and Mensch!

President – Brenda Beck
Executive Vice President – Nancy Fidel
Treasurer – Susan Jasper
Recording Secretary – Randie Noell
VP Membership – Denise Silberman
Membership Secretary – Judy Floray
VP Programs/Education – Elizabeth Cohen
VP Religion – Amy Greyson
VP Communications – Elyse Ellinger
VP Financial Development – Bonnie Wenneberg
VP Fundraising – Stacy Nagel
Parliamentarian – Fran Sherman
Immediate Past President – Lori Glasky
Director – Publicity – Susan Scheffler
Director – Social Action – Barbara Swartz
Corresponding Secretary: Sheila Silver

Sisterhood Poker Nights are a BLAST!




To see more photos and what we are doing please visit our Facebook page, Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood of OC OR come and join us for our membership brunch, it’s a great way to meet us!! Become a member today!! Join Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood and be a part of our warm and dynamic group. Learn what Sisterhood does! For additional information regarding Sisterhood, contact Lori Glasky via email tbsshpres@gmail.com or email us at sisterhood@tbsoc.com



SISTERHOOD MISSION STATEMENT:We, the women of Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood, are dedicated to providing women with a voice and presence within our congregation. We strive to enrich Jewish living, establish lasting friendships, accomplish tikkun olam, and support the ideals of Reform Judaism. Through social interaction, leadership training, education and actions, we enhance our communal life and spiritual growth.

2017 SHAYNAH Sharon Tanner and Past SHAYNAHS

Ribbon Cutting 1A

Gift Shop Ribbon Cutting






   Sisterhood Gift Shop – WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU!We are OPEN for business. Through her longstanding relationship with many popular Judaica vendors, including Michael Aram and Gary Rosenthal, our gift shop manager, Sarah Schweitz can order a wide variety of items just for you! Purchase a beautiful tallit from Israel for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. How about an egalitarian ketubah (marriage certificate) for the bride and groom? If you have something in mind, or need a gift for an upcoming event, contact Sarah at (714) 282-2258 or (714) 538-6006                                                              to place your order.

Need to send a thank you, get well or “just thinking about you” card?

Honor and remember a loved one, friend, or family member with a personalized tribute. Each tribute card represents a donation to the YES Fund, Sisterhood’s philanthropic fund. Each tribute will be personalized with your own special message or a message can be selected for you. Minimum tribute donation is $5 per card. We have a great selection of gorgeous cards. Click here to view samples of the tribute cards.

For more information or to have a card sent, contact Lisa Litman at 714 974-7779 or bigfoottl@aol.com.

Purchase Gift Cards from Sisterhood today! It’s easy – you can log on to ShopwithScrip.com to see the hundreds of items available. During the holidays, we even have gift cards in lower denominations such as:

  • AMC Theatres® or Regal Entertainment Group $10
  • Amazon.com Gift Cards $10
  • Barnes & Noble $5
  • CVS/pharmacy $10
  • Groupon $10
  • Target or Walmart $10
  • Starbucks $5

These make fabulous gifts for teachers, friends, and family! Just call Vivienne Shear at 714-532-5049 and order today! Checks payable to TBS Sisterhood for gift cards can be mailed to Vivienne at 2821 E Burly, Orange, 92869. (Please no credit cards.)

Sisters attending Gala in honor of Rabbi Cohen!

Dueling Pianos at TBS. We know how to throw a great party!


Community Partnership with TBS Sisterhood: Grocery chains and stores will donate a percentage of your purchases to Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood every time you shop. How much will this cost you? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Ralph club card members… Do you know that Ralph’s club card is now a REWARDS card? On September 1st of each year, you need to re-register your Ralphs card so that we get the credit. You can register it online at www.ralphs.com or take your completed Ralphs letter 2015-2016 to your cashier the next time you shop at Ralphs. ( See escrip flyer 2015-2016R for more information). It only takes a few minutes!

Credit card sign-ups can be done personally and privately by you at www.escrip.com. Our Group Account name is Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood and our account number is 136559178. Complete the sign-up process by entering your name, address and phone number. Then enter your credit/debit cards for any of the additional restaurants and groceries where you shop. It’s completely safe and private.

Need a form?  Calendaring Form 2017revised Check Summary Reimbursement Voucher Event Report and Evaluation

MORE FROM SISTERHOOD: Great Programming: Mah Jongg, Chanukah Celebration, Guest Speakers, Book Reviews, Cultural Events, Crocheting for Knots of Love and many more.

We are affiliated with the Women of Reform Judaism, a federation of Sisterhoods that gives Reform Jewish women a collective voice on local, national and international issues. WRJ is founder and supporter of the Jewish Braille Institute of America and the National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). Founded in 1913, WRJ represents 65,000 members in 13 countries and 500 sisterhoods.