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Women of Congregation Beth Yam - Who are we?

The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Yam offers the women of our congregation unique opportunities:

  • To make close, lifelong friends
  • To learn about interesting topics
  • To lead a more profoundly Jewish life
  • To give back to our community

Our programs and activities add an important dimension of fun and learning for our members. Open to women of all ages and interests, we provide an outlet for the creative energy, talent and leadership of each of our members.

Our affiliation with the Women of Reform Judaism offers a deeper connection to other Jewish women nationally and worldwide.

Commitment - it gives our organization meaning

Whether organizing a special religious service, bringing dinner to a bereaved family, collaborating on religious school programming, or sponsoring an Oneg, our Sisterhood is committed to supporting Congregation Beth Yam and its congregants.

But our commitment doesn't stop there! We are also deeply committed to our community. Sisterhood raises money for local and national charities (see the list below).

Connection - it is what we are all about

It is the friends you make at a Beth Yam Sisterhood dinner. Or the fun you have at a book club meeting. Or the special feeling you take away from Women's Torah Study.  Beth Yam Sisterhood helps you connect to other women, to women's roles in Judaism, to social and cultural issues, and to Beth Yam's caring community.

Join Us!

You are already on your way to becoming a Beth Yam Sisterhood member just by belonging to Congregation Beth Yam. So, take the next step and become actively involved.

Whether you want to come to an occasional meeting or a selected program - or you choose to plunge in and organize events or become a board member - there is a place for you in our Sisterhood. A warm, caring and dynamic group of women will welcome you, however you choose to participate.

Please call Congregation Beth Yam at 843-689-2178 and leave your name for the Sisterhood Membership Chair who will get back to you and answer any questions you may have. OR, you may click here to download a membership application form that you can use to pay dues online, or print out and mail in. Hope to see you soon!


For the Temple
Judaica Shop 
Oneg Shabbat Coordination
Bereavement Committee
Special Shabbat Programming
Matching Funds for Rabbi's Discretionary Projects

For the Religious School
Provide Funds for Books, Multimedia Items and Playground
Honor Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Co-Sponsor Family Activities

For our Members
Book Club
Women's Study Group
Women's Seder
Programs and Luncheons
Social Events
Jewish Educational Trips

Community Support
Local Charities including Backpack Buddies, Volunteers in Medicine, Mitchelville and Hopeful Horizons
National foundations  including WRJ, Jewish Federation and JNF. These programs include MAZON (Jewish Response to Hunger), YES:Youth Education and Special Projects, and ORT America, to name a few.

Sisterhood Officers for 2023/2024
*President: Helen Hauer
*Recording Secretary: Ellen Jenner
*Corresponding Secretary: Sheila Margeson
*Treasurer: Helen Hauer
*Parliamentarian/Historian/By-Laws Chair: Open
Vice President Judaica Shop: Nadyne Ulicny, Judy Bluestone
Vice President Membership: Donna Adelman
      Sisterhood and You Page: Ellen Jenner
Vice President Fundraising: Sally Vosk
Vice President Community, Cultural, and Social Programs: Open
      Book Club: Susan Sigalow
      Women's Study Group: Open
 Programming: Open
Vice President Congregational Services: Debbie Lucca
       BereavementJudy Gimbel 
       Kitchen Maintenance: Open
       Women’s Seder: Ellen Jenner
Historian: Open
Nominating CommitteeHelen Hauer
*Immediate Past President - Helen Hauer

*Executive Board

Past Presidents:

Terry Schaffer
Sue Wiener*/Elyse Meister*
Jane Rosenblum
Judie Aronson
Helen Kahaner
Roberta Baker
Sheri Farbstein**
Elaine Lust
Helen Hauer
Janet Weingarten
Cathy Kite
Sue Gostanian
Randy Kurjan
Robin Krumholz

For additional information: call 843-689-2178 or e-mail us at

We are a member of WRJ, Women of Reform Judaism.                                         WRJlogo


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