Sisterhood and You

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 SisterhoodDonationdimension 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.

SponsoranOnegOur 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, planning a progressive dinner, 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 charities such as Backpack Buddies, VIM, Treat the Troops, Hopeful Horizons, and Habitat for Humanity.

Connection – it is what we are all about

It is the friends you make at a CBY Sisterhood dinner. Or the fun you have at a book club meeting. Or the special feeling you take away from Women’s Torah Study. CBY 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 CBY 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 print out and mail in. Hope to see you soon!


For the Temple
Community Seder
Judaica Shop
Oneg Shabbat Coordination
Bereavement Committee
Honor Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Sisterhood Shabbat and Installation
Gifts to Congregation and Religious School

For the Religious School
Purchase Books and Multimedia Items and Equipment

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

For the Community
Donations to Local Charities
Coordinate Collection for Deep Well
Support the Volunteers in Medicine Pantry

Sisterhood Officers for 2020/2021
President: Helen Hauer
Immediate Past President – Randy Kurjan
Treasurer: Felicia Pascal
Recording Secretary: Ellen Jenner
Corresponding Secretary: Sheila Margeson
Parliamentarian and Historian: Helen Hauer
Vice President Fundraising: Sue Gostanian
Vice President Congregational Services: open
Vice President Membership: Lorna Bonner
Vice President Community, Cultural, and Social Programs: Tena Graber
Sisterhood and You Page in the Tidings Chair: Barbara Meyer
Book Club Chair: Rita Suntup
Women’s Study Group Chair: Linda Moniuszko
Bereavement Chair: Judy Gimbel

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


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


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