Temple Beth El. The piece measures 10 ft. by 6 ft., is composed of fifteen sections, was worked with sixty-four colors in a variety of stitches and took two years to complete. The tapestry was designed by artist Bonnie Yales, assembled by Felicity Morse and Henry Berkman and was dedicated in May 1990.


1st Annual Kol Dorot
New Year’s Brunch

January 6, 2019 @9:30 am

Join us for a lively program and a delicious brunch at Temple Beth Or
(56 Ridgewood Rd, Washington Township)

Bubbe Meises:
Things You Know About Judaism That
Aren’t Really True.
Explore fact, fiction and gray areas in Judaism with Rabbi Joyce Newmark.

There is no charge, but please R.S.V.P. to let us know if you are attending and what brunch item you would like to bring.
(Jan Miller,








OTHER EVENTS: The women of Sisterhood work together throughout the year to support and strengthen Temple Beth El.  We have made substantial contributions to the temple that were a result of our varied fundraisers such as Mishloch Manot, Comedy Nights, Art Sales, rummage sales and many other programs. But our role is not simply devoted to raising funds.

  • We organize the onegs following the services, buy Chanukah presents for all the nursery and religious school students, and purchase gifts for the bar and bat mitzvah students.
  • Every spring the women of the Sisterhood lead a Shabbat service.
  • Our Judaica shop offers a wide and beautiful variety of items, including seder plates, menorahs and tzedakah boxes.
  • We deliver your good wishes to B’nai Mitzvot students through Uniongram Greetings.

We also have done good for the community.

  • We have a regular knitting group that knits blanket and afghans for RHAIN (Reproductive Health Access and Information Network), a North Jersey organization committed to reducing the incidence of low birth weight babies and infant death, reducing the incidence of adolescent pregnancy and increasing the percentage of women receiving prenatal care.
  • We organize food collections for the Center for Food Action as well as donating funds to the Center.
  • We collect used eyeglasses for those in need, and collect toiletries for local shelters.
  • We send our Mishloach Manot packages to members of our armed forces.

Not only do we help our temple and community but we enjoy having good times as well.

  • We enjoy our Ladies’ Night Out for food and drinks.
  • The Sisterhood, along with the Men’s Club and Chai Society, hosts an annual New Year’s Brunch with interesting and relevant speakers.
  • We have our annual Chanukah party with a Mystery Macabee exchange.
  • Our evening book club.
  • We host a delicious end of  the year dinner at a local restaurant.


President:  Jan Miller

Financial Secretary: Carolyn Fischer

Board Liaison: Joan Cooper

Recording Secretary: Ardelle Kasdan

Corresponding Secretary: Angela Schuster

Onegs: Nicole Jakab and Sarahjane Nacht

Fundraising: Sarahjane Nacht and Angela Schuster

Membership: Lynn Marko and Alison Mahoney

Programming: Susan Asher

Uniongrams: Lynn Marko

Toiletries: Judy Sussmann

Eyes for the Needy: Wendy Blechman

Food Drives: Carol Geffner