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Women of B'nai Israel ...
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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!


1. Please print out and mail the completed form (click below), along with your check to: Women of B’nai Israel, c/o Maryann Rabovsky, 4520 Crestwood Way, Sacramento, CA 95822.
membership Form

2.  If you prefer to join or renew online with a credit card (when paying online, there is no need to complete a membership form), click below.  

Note: You do not need a PayPal account to pay your dues online when filling out the Donorbox form. Press the “Pay by PayPal” button, and you may use the option to pay using a credit card. 
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WBI Planner 2022–2023

Click here to download/print a copy of the WBI Planner 2022–2023.


  • Mah Jongg on Mondays
    We are currently meeting in-person every Monday in the Sosnick Library at 12:00 PM (time subject to change). Proof of vaccination required. Contact Suzy Underwood with questions.
  • The Jonas Goldman Judaica Gift Shop is Open!  
    We have a wonderful variety of Judaica to meet your personal and gift needs.  Visit the Gift Shop webpage for complete details, hours, and contact info! Thanks for supporting Women of B’nai Israel and our congregation! 
  • Book Discussion Group
    Two books have been selected for when we meet again. The first one we'll discuss will be House of Gold by Natasha Solomons. The next book will be Spies of No Country 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 emails here.

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

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.


  • 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

Women of B’nai Israel Price Campership Application


  • 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, Co-President                                       
Sharon Rogoff, Co-President                                    
Annette Bruno, Secretary                                                                   
Esther Gaines, Treasurer                                                               
Maryann Rabovsky, VP Membership                                               
Jan Gutierrez, VP Programming                                                         
Helen Nusbaum and Nina Bernstein, VP for Social Action                Sandy  Lee, Immediate Past President  


For questions or further information, please contact Sharon Rogoff or Eve Panush, Co-Presidents of Women of B’nai Israel.

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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