Beit Shalom

Ladies in the kitchen

Ladies at lunch

preparing for festival

sisterhood awards

Our Sisterhood

The Sisterhood, (once called the Ladies Guild) is an association of the women of the synagogue and has been going for almost fifty years. Currently we perform two main functions. The first is hospitality. This is conducted mainly through our wonderful Catering Committee who take care of catering for all synagogue functions. The Sisterhood also raises funds, much of which have gone towards upgrading the synagogue facilities.

Secondly, we aim to assist in the education, entertainment and the friendship of women of the community. At the moment this is done mainly through our Book Club which meets bi-monthly and discusses a book, usually with a Jewish theme. These informal meetings not only provide an opportunity to learn from each other, but also just to have a good time and get to know each other better.

Other activities conducted by the Sisterhood include; trips to Fringe events and movies, walking tours and talks by experts in a number of fields. We've held seminars on aspects of Jewish living, and craft activities. Our Embroidery Group deserves a special mention for the amazing pieces it has created for the synagogue.

Our Sisterhood work together to maintain and enhance the creative, educational and convivial life of our synagogue.