Sisters of Beth Am
Temple Beth Am’s WRJ (Women of Reform Judaism) chapter is a diverse group of women whose purpose is to create a supportive community by providing opportunities for building friendships and developing leadership skills. We nurture, sustain, and support this community and Temple Beth Am through social activities that promote the values of Reform Judaism, enable us to perform tikkun olam, and expand the spiritual and intellectual growth of our members. Our goals are:
- Establish a community of women that is inclusive, non-judgmental, and supportive of a diverse range of women
- Engage in a variety of regular social activities to promote friendships and build community
- Foster leadership development among the women of our congregation
When you join Sisters of Beth Am, you become part of a national and international network of 100,000 women in 14 countries who work to create a stronger worldwide Jewish community. You also become a partner in the work of Reform Judaism and its institutions (including the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and ARZA), an advocate of women's and children's rights, and a supporter of endangered Jewish communities. You take a stand on critical domestic and international issues.
Shabbat with the Sisters of Beth Am
Friday, March 10, 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Temple Beth Am
Join us for a potluck dinner at 6:30 PM before Shabbat services to celebrate International Women's Day. Please bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to share; the Sisters of Beth Am will provide challah, wine, and other beverages. Jazzy Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 8:00 PM will feature special readings and a D'var Torah by the Sisters of Beth Am.
Islam and Judaism: Extending Hands of Friendship, Understanding, and Support
Sunday, March 19, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Post-film conversation facilitated with Dr. Rania Hussein, founder and executive director of the MAPS Many Cultures, One Community program, and Rabbi Elana Zaiman, writer and chaplain for The Summit at First Hill.
Inspired by the Redmond Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) 2012 community building program, “Many Cultures, One Community,” we will screen the 2007 award-winning film Arranged. This story of friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a devout Muslim woman – both first year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn and both experiencing similar life pressures as their families try to arrange their marriages – serves as a basis for discussion.
Contact TBA Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort for more information. Sponsored by TBA's Interfaith and Intercultural Initiative (I3) and co-sponsored by the Sisters of Beth Am. Light Refreshments will be served in the Social Hall after the film where the conversation will take place.
Join the Sisters of Beth Am Leadership Team
If you want to meet other amazing, involved Jewish women; help us plan a yearly calendar of events; and just have some fun, then the Sisters of Beth Am wants you! Contact Rebecca Fox or Karen Appel for more information on how to get involved.
Join our mailing list to keep updated on ongoing Sisters of Beth Am events.
For more information about membership, contact our
Director of Community Engagement, Alexis Kort, at 206-525-0915.