Sisterhood Events and Programs

The Torah Fund campaign began in 1942 as a scholarship fund. In 1963, it merged with the Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall campaign that provided housing for undergraduate students.

For the past several years, funds raised by Torah Fund have gone toward scholarships to all the schools. There are continuing opportunities for sisterhoods and individuals to provide support to all five institutions through Torah Fund. Resultantly, thousands of dedicated volunteers have contributed to the spiritual, aesthetic and material well being of these educational communities by supporting Torah Fund projects.

Beth Sholom Sisterhood supports The Torah Fund with an annual luncheon to celebrate and honor the important contributions of women at Beth Sholom.

Former Honorees

Patti First
Elizabeth Diamond*
Linda Abrams
Elly Kamen
Gertrude Oleve*
Sylvia Goldberg*
Ellen Tilman
Bernice Schectman*
Mary Reinish*
Evelyn Toll*
Sylvia Gantman*
Doris C. Pohl

Shirley Weiner
Ann Pollack*
Helene Daniel*
Gayle Vogel
Ruth Saks*
Ruth F. Sterling*
Kay Schwartz*
Adele Sobel*
Florence Schwartz*
Leatrice Pincus
Anita Schatz
Rabbi Andrea Merow

Muriel Tabas Ecker*
Paula Finkelstein*
Marilyn Rubin
Rosa Goldstein*
Ellen Perkins*
Anna Green
Jeannette Auerbach*
Dorothy Ancona*
Marilyn Miller*
Lorna Adelman*
Sora E. Landes
Terry Straus

*Of Blessed Memory

Book Club

The Sisterhood hosts book discussion groups that are open to the community and encourages lively analysis and conversation.  Upcoming meeting dates and books are announced though the website, email and Sisterhood news.  Please check back soon for an upcoming date.

Past books are listed below:

The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz
A Spy in Exile by Jonathan de Shalit
Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo
Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson
My Mother’s Son by David Hirshberg
I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
Sarah’s Key by Tatian de Rosnay
Home in the Morning by Mary Glickman
The Woman Who Heard Color by Kelly Jones
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Surit Yishi-Levi
The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
The Muralist by Barbara Shapiro
The Hilltop by Assaf Gavros

German Suitcase by Greg Dinallo
 Uncle Sol’s Women by Simeon Maslin
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson
A Backpack a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka by Lev Golinkin
The Golem and the Jinnie by Helene Wecker
The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen
The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Conner
The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harrid
Margot by Jillian Cantor
The Kill Artist  by Daniel Silva
Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
The Tenth Song By Naomi Ragen