Who We Are
We are volunteers who actively support BIJ. We are open to everyone regardless of age or synagogue affiliation. We encourage you to attend any or all of our events and meetings. New BIJ members are extended a free Sisterhood - The Women of BIJ membership for one year. Please feel free to call any of the officers and committee chairs to get help, ask questions, offer your services, or share your special talents. We love ideas and participation from everyone.
Our Mission Statement
Sisterhood-The Women of BIJ is a sharing and caring group of women working to maintain a Jewish way of life, supporting the goals of the congregation by providing a forum for fellowship and friendship; coordinating social, educational and spiritual programs where women can gather together to learn and grow; and welcoming and supporting the needs of women of all generations.
What We Do
- Support the BIJ Religious School
- Participate in congregational celebrations of the Jewish Holidays
- Sponsor Friday Night Feasts and Host refreshments at Saturday morning Kiddush
- Give gifts on the occasions of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Confirmations
- Sponsor an annual luncheon for residents of the Jewish Home
- Develop a social calendar of fun and educational programs which support our BIJ community
- Host creative hands-on events such as Incredible Edibles, Hanukkah Fair, and Family Game Night
- Fund the annual Rabbi Morris Scholarship
Our business meetings are scheduled approximately every two months. Attendance at these meetings is not a prerequisite to being involved yet we do need a quorum to vote on issues, and encourage your participation. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact our Sisterhood President Terry A. Levy at 415-334-1005, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Hanukkah Fair
Our fair is held on a Sunday approximately three weeks before the start of Hanukkah. It is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your gathering your holiday gifts and decorations. The event runs from 10am to 2pm and features artists, art, food, live music and fun. This year our Hanukkah Fair will be on November 19, 2017. The registation form and flyer for the 2017 event will be posted soon.
The Rabbi Herbert Morris Scholarship Application Information
The application period for the current round of the Rabbi Herbert Morris Scholarship is now closed. Please check back to see when the scholarship opens for the next round. We will soon be announcing the winners for the current round for Rabbi Morris Scholarship.
To apply for the Rabbi Herbert Morris Scholarship applicants must be members, or children/grandchildren of members of the Congregation in good standing. There are three different applications: one for high school seniors, one for students presently in college or graduate school, and one for adults who have gone back to school. The scholarship is for a minimum of $400.
Applications will be available for downloading online at www.bij.org or at the BIJ office at a time to be announced later. You will need to return them to the to BIJ c/o Diane Ehrlich . These scholarships may be used at any accredited 2 or 4 year college/university or at any accredited trade/technical/vocational school. All who are eligible are urged to apply. All applications should be typed or written legibly in black ink.
Adult Application for the Rabbi Morris Scholarship
College Student Application for the Rabbi Morris Scholarship
High School Student Application for the Rabbi Morris Scholarship
Jewish Home Luncheon April 2016
Afternoon Tea Photos 2016