Sisterhood at Congregation Beth EmethSisterhood's Mission: The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany NY, an affiliate of Women of Reform Judism (WRJ), maintains a vibrant fabric of support for our Jewish community by providing opportunities which encourage social connections, education, and spirituality . We aspire to achieve these goals through a variety of programs, charitable contributions, and service to our temple, our youth, and our congregational family.
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Calendar of Upcoming Sisterhood Events
Rosh Codesh Services
All at 11 am in the library
May 11th, 2013
June 8th, 2013
July 13th, 2013
August 10th, 2013
Please RSVP to Heather Linsk at
What is Rosh Chodesh?
The new moon, which marks the beginning of the Jewish month. According to tradition, because women did not participate in the sin of the golden calf, they were given the holiday of Rosh Chodesh. Rosh Chodesh has blossomed into a celebration of women and femininity.
Chapter One Book Group
Join us and share in very insightful discussions about our book selections. What are our requirements for membership? None! Male, female, all generations are all encouraged to join us at anytime during the year. You are not required to attend each discussion. Our book selections are chosen by consensus several months in advance at the meetings. Members are encouraged to make recommendations for future books. Meetings are held every 4-6 weeks generally on a Thursday evening from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Temple Library. Each discussion is lead by a volunteer facilitator. If you wish to join our group and receive our emails please contact
In the fall and early winter we will meet on Wednesdays; October 2, November 6 and December 11. The reading selections for these dates will be chosen at our May and June meetings. These selections will appear over the summer on our Beth Emeth web site.
May 30, 2013 Standing on the Corner of Lost and Found by Jan Tramontana, guest author to discuss her book.
June 27, 2013 Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
August 15, 2013 Zeitoin by Dave Egggers
Picture from Girls with Grills Night
Pictures of Passover Desserts
Pictures of the Cake Pop demonstration
Pictures of the Northeast Convention - November 2012
Membership in Sisterhood is open to all women of Beth Emeth and those non-members who want to make new friends and have fun and who embrace our goals to strengthen our community through affordable membership annual dues. Our members are recognized through invitations to special events including a complimentary membership brunch, and are listed in the Sisterhood (annual) directory.
Some of the events and programs which Sisterhood supports with its dues and fund raising include the following:
Provides gifts for those celebrating their B'Nai Mitzvah;
Sponsors the Limud Fund which is used to defray the costs associated with Confirmation;
Contributes funds for Religious School, Parenting Center and CBEYG activities;
Provides funding for Temple special administrative needs, this year we are underwriting Josh Nelson for the closing day of religious school;
Presents a gift to women on the occasion of their choosing Judaism;
Sponsors and prepares the annual Simchat Torah family dinner;
Joins with WRJ to assist in activities such as providing social services for women, children, the disabled and elderly; and funding rabbinic and cantorial students.
Sisterhood programs include:
Annual Donor Dinner
Mah Jongg Tournaments
Knit and Nosh Group
Theater trips to New York City and Glimmerglass Opera
Chapter One Book Club
Speakers on topics of interest ranging form wardrobe to women's health and wellness.
We, the women of Beth Emeth Sisterhood, are waiting to welcome YOU. All are encouraged to join. Whether you wish to become an active member or a dues paying member only, your participation is important to us. For more information, contact Margie Dorkin, or call her at 456-0503.
Sisterhood Board Members:
Margorie Dorkin, Co-President
Robyn Marinstein, Co-President
Lisa Finkle, Vice President
Julie Levin, Treasurer
Nancy Lozman, Recording Secretary
Lynn Warheit, Correspondence Secretary