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

We Welcome Your Membership!!

From socializing to social action...

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!
 


BE PART OF THE ACTION!
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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.

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WHAT'S COMING UP

upcoming events calendar

The November 24 Luncheon is Free to Paid Members!

 

You Are Invited...

We Hope You Will Join Us!

WOMEN OF B’NAI ISRAEL MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019
12:00 TO 2:00 pm

Honoring Our Past Sisterhood Presidents


Free to all paid WBI members -- Memberships accepted at the door by check or credit card.


Our featured speaker is Cheri Greven, the Public Affairs director for the Sierra / Sacramento / San Joaquin / East Bay region of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. She is responsible for legislative lobbying, community engagement, grassroots advocacy and media affairs to protect and promote access to vital reproductive health care for all communities.

Find out what you can do to support women’s health care, including access to reproductive services.


PLEASE RSVP BY MONDAY NOV. 18 to Sandy Lee at womenofbnaiisrael@gmail.com

or call 916 541-0396


We also will be collecting menstrual supplies (tampons and pads) for the Maryhouse day shelter for homeless women and girls. Please bring no more than 2 regular-sized boxes (due to space limitations)
We hope to see you there for good food, stimulating conversation and fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

- “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:

https://mailchi.mp/20f5a1a6afee/weeklyemails


our monthly bulletin
 

WHAT WE DO

  • 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

SOCIAL ACTION

  • 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:

https://donorbox.org/donate-to-women-of-b-nai-israel

2018-20 EXECUTIVE BOARD
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

CONTACT INFORMATION

For  questions  or further  information, you can contact Eve Panush,  President of  Women of B’nai Israel,  at womenofbnaiisrael@gmail.com
 

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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