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Women of B'nai Israel...Add Your Voice

 From socializing to social action...
We Welcome Your Membership!!


During these unprecedented times, we hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and are having a relatively easy shelter-in-place experience.

Our programs and social action projects inspire personal growth, Jewish involvement and a strong sense of community. We are committed to Jewish education, we support progressive Judaism in Israel and we are actively involved in service to our community!

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Please mail the completed form to:
Women of B’nai Israel, c/o Linda Byrne, 1424 Sherwood Avenue,Sacramento, CA 95822.

If you prefer to pay online, click below
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upcoming events calendar

The November 24 Luncheon is Free to Paid Members!


  • May 31 Art Tour


  • Mah Jongg on Mondays...*scroll down for information about virtual Mah Jongg
  • Jonas Goldman Gift Shop
  • Book Discussion Group -- Two books have been selected for when we meet again. The first one we'll discuss will be House of God by Natasha Solomons. The next book will be Spies of No County by Matti Friedman.


- “Girls' Night Out” at local restaurants

- Weekly Mah Jongg games

- Book Group

- Making Connections

- Annual Art Tour

- Fall Fashion Show

- Membership Appreciation Luncheon

If you wish to be informed of our events, sign up for our weekly email here:

WBI Needs YOU!
Two Board Positions Open for the 2020-2022 Term
Beginning July 1

1. VP Membership: looking for a member who is comfortable working with Excel for maintaining the membership roster. Would .also like someone who enjoys reaching out to new members.
2. VP Communications: keeps membership informed on various WBI programs and events. Responsible for the monthly bulletin, submitting calendar listing to the Jewish Federation, maintaining the WBI web page on ShulCloud, and editing WBI articles for the Koleinu.

If you have ever thought about taking your participation a step further, please send an email to Sandy Lee at or call her at 916-847-5113.








  • Over the past two years, donated $36,900 to support our congregation, our community and progressive Judaism.

  • Play a significant role, through our Jonas Goldman Judaica Gift Shop  and fundraising, to financially underwrite Religious School scholarships, Campership Awards for overnight URJ camps, and temple facilities and programs.
  • Host the Congregational Second Night Seder, the Rosh Hashanah Reception and S'lichot. ​​
  • Hold an annual Shabbat Service.
  • Co-sponsor Happy Hour Havdalah
  • Donate to Down and Derby Fund-in-Need


  • We march for important causes such as women’s rights, keeping immigrant families together and opposing gun violence.       
  • We assist women and families in need by supporting organizations such as My Sister’s House, St.John's Program for Change, Family Promise and Women’s Empowerment.
  • We provide meals and various household and personal necessities to the Wellspring Women’s Center, the Opening Doors Project for Refugees, and the homeless.
  • We donate funds to the Central Downtown Food Basket, Camp Newman in its efforts to rebuild, and Camp Nefesh.

 To make a donation to any of the Women of B'nai Israel funds, please click here:

Eve Panush, President
Sharon Rogoff, Executive Vice President
Jan Goldsmith, Secretary
Esther Gaines, Treasurer
Linda Byrne, Vice President - Membership
Jan Gutierrez, Vice President - Programming
Jackie Fields, Vice President - Communications
Helen Nusbaum, Vice President - Social Action
Sandy Lee, Immediate Past President


For  questions  or further  information, you can contact Eve Panush,  President of  Women of B’nai Israel,  at


The Women of B’nai Israel is a charter member of Women of Reform Judaism, an international organization founded in 1913 as an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism. To learn more about WRJ, click here or to read WRJ blog click here.

The Pacific District of Women of Reform Judaism is one of 8 districts covering the United States and Canada and comprises 7500 women in 57 sisterhoods, including Women of B’nai Israel. To follow what is happening in our district, click here.

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