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Sisters of Beth Am

IMG 1167 croppedTorah & Tea 2017Temple Beth Am’s WRJ (Women of Reform Judaism) chapter is a diverse group of women whose purpose is to create a supportive community by providing opportunities for building friendships and developing leadership skills. We nurture, sustain, and support this community and Temple Beth Am through social activities that promote the values of Reform Judaism, enable us to perform tikkun olam, and expand the spiritual and intellectual growth of our members. Our goals are:

  • Establish a community of women that is inclusive, non-judgmental, and supportive of a diverse range of women
  • Engage in a variety of regular social activities to promote friendships and build community
  • Foster leadership development among the women of our congregation

When you join Sisters of Beth Am, you become part of a national and international network of 100,000 women in 14 countries who work to create a stronger worldwide Jewish community. You also become a partner in the work of Reform Judaism and its institutions (including the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and ARZA), an advocate of women's and children's rights, and a supporter of endangered Jewish communities. You take a stand on critical domestic and international issues.

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Learn more about the national Women of Reform Judaism


Upcoming Events:

Women of Reform Judaism Pacific Northwest District Sisterhood Shabbaton
Friday, March 23, 4:00 PM – Sunday, March 25, 1:00 PM
Camp Kalsman in Arlington, WA
Cost: Group Cabin: $136, Small Group Room: $150*, 
Single Room: $160* *Limited availability – filled first-come, first-served

Relax: come home to beautiful Camp Kalsman for the weekend and relax among old and new friends. These are your sisters from temples around the Pacific Northwest.

 Play Games: bring your favorite board games, a deck of cards, Mahjong set and cards. With so many people around, you're sure to find someone to play with or learn a new game.

 Celebrate Shabbat: we'll have camp-style services and Havdalah. Sing along or just enjoy the beauty of the natural environment around us.

 Go on a Hike: Camp Kalsman is situated on over 300 acres. There are marked trails at different levels of difficulty around the property to suit all abilities.

 Read a Book: pull up a chair and your favorite book.

 Sleep Late or Get up Early: turn off your alarm clock this weekend. You only have yourself to worry about and camp life is easy. All meals are provided.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Sisterhood retreat weekend, please email Sisterhood@tdhs-nw.org. Register for the retreat.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Join the Sisters of Beth Am Leadership Team
If you want to meet other amazing, involved Jewish women; help us plan a yearly calendar of events; and just have some fun, then the Sisters of Beth Am wants you! Contact Rebecca Fox or Karen Appel for more information on how to get involved.

Join our mailing list to keep updated on ongoing Sisters of Beth Am events.

Membership is only $18 per year!
For more information about membership, contact our
Director of Community Engagement, Alexis Kortat 206-525-0915.