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At BSO, Sisterhood is a place where women bond, share friendships and develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Jewish woman. We sponsor programs and speakers throughout the year on a range of topics including Jewish family education and living, health and leisure, along with a variety of social events including a membership luncheon each Fall. On Shabbat, Sisterhood sets up for the Onegim and Kiddushim that follow our services and also provides catering services for some special events.


   Sisterhood Rosh Hodesh Purim Event

Sisterhood Book Club gets together regularly throughout the year at different members’ homes to explore and discuss books that have a Jewish theme or are about women. Even if you have not read the book, you are welcome to come and join in the discussion.  For more information and/or to get on the email list for Book Club, contact Jan King at (301) 871-6163.

Sisterhood First Sunday Needlecrafts Program generally meets on the first Sunday of each month. This group of crafters gets together to work on knitted and crocheted projects that are donated or sold as fundraisers for Sisterhood. The crafters invite women and children who want to learn to knit, crochet or cross stitch to join the group in order to introduce them to the work of needlecrafts. For more information, contact Judy Levy-Stutsky at (301) 926-7711.

Oneg Hostesses: Each Friday evening, Sisterhood members set up and/or serve as hostesses for the onegim following our Shabbat services.  This is a long-standing tradition that extends back through the life of our synagogue.  

B’nai Mitzvah and Other Simhas: B’nai Mitzvah families are responsible for providing a Shabbat Kiddush for our congregants and their guests when their simha occurs on a Saturday morning, or a Shabbat oneg when their simha occurs on a Saturday evening or other day of the week.  In addition, these families are responsible for assisting in the preparation of kiddushim for a total of 16 hours prior to their simha.  Sisterhood coordinates and oversees their hours working in the kitchen fulfilling this obligation.

Sponsorships: BSO families are also encouraged to sponsor or help sponsor our onegim and/or kiddushim as a way of celebrating our many life-cycle events – birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, births of children and grandchildren, participating in Shabbat services as a member of an adult B’nai Mitzvah class or for other reasons, and more. For a nominal donation of $18 or $36, a family will be recognized for helping to sponsor an oneg or kiddush, and for those wanting to fully sponsor an oneg or kiddush, their family will be recognized as the sponsor. For more catering information, contact Helene Rosenheim at (301) 774-6774.

Monthly Meetings: Sisterhood meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:45 pm at BSO, September through June. The meetings are open to everyone. 

A Member of the Women's League of Conservative Judaism's Seaboard Region 


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