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What started out as a Hebrew Ladies Sewing Circle in 1838, became the KKBE Sisterhood, an affiliate of Women of Reform Judaism, in 1844. We invite you to join us as we honor and preserve our legacy, and shape our future for generations to come. Sisterhood has events, activities, and volunteer opportunities for all. If you are looking for a way to get involved with the KKBE Community, this dynamic and warm group of women is looking forward to welcoming you! Visit our beautiful new website at


Who We Are

We are a warm, welcoming group of women.

We are professionals, retirees, singles, moms and grandmothers.

We are newcomers, natives and everything in between.

We are Jewish, we are not Jewish.

We are members of KKBE, but not necessarily.

What We Do

We assist our synagogue in furthering religious education, humanitarian, and social goals.

We raise funds to support our Religious School and Temple Youth Groups.

We provide gifts for B’nai Mitzvah students and confirmands.

We contribute funds to help maintain and preserve our historic synagogue and cemetery.

We affiliate with and support Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) including the YES (Youth, Education and Special Projects) Fund.

Our contributions help train and inspire future leaders, rabbis, and cantors and support special projects for humanitarian causes.

Sisterhood Board, 2020-2021

President - Sheila Shear

Co-President - Sue Koblin

VP Membership - Sandi Jacobs

VP Programming - Elise Greenspan & Sondra Hopmeier

Corresponding Secretary - Judy Carle

Recording Secretary - Beth Novick

Treasurer - Bonnie Silverberg

Social Media Chair - Gail Nathan

Historian - Lois Sugarman

Community Coordinator - Jane Norris

Immed. Past President - Diane Tichi



Barbara Fox

Marilyn Gordon

Cynthia Hodosh

Heide Klein

Deborah Lucash

Margalit Neiman


From Our Sisterhood Presidents

Shalom Chaverim,

In traditional Judaism the month of Av is one of supreme sadness at the destruction of the Temple on the 9th of Av followed by celebrations of the full moon on the 15th of Av, a time of love and redemption. Tu B'Av (Hebrew: ט״ו באב, the fifteenth of the month Av) is a minor Jewish holiday. In modern-day Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love (Hebrew: חג האהבה, Hag HaAhava), similar to Valentine's Day. It has been said to be a "great day for weddings". In this same way our past few months have presented challenges of continuity and the joys of those stepping up to make Charleston and our nation a better place to live. We have mourned losses and we have celebrated recoveries. We have lived with difficult separations from those most dear and togetherness that has proven a source of joy and blessing. As we move forward into the month of Elul, a time of reflection, we can find comfort in knowing we have the love, support and friendship of our KKBE Sisterhood family. We are here for you; please don’t hesitate to ask for help.

On October 25 we’ll have the pleasure of meeting Mindy Pollack-Fusi author of The Narcissist’s Daughter. She will lead us in a book discussion. Again, watch your Sisterhood communications for details. By the way, have you received our newsletter, Chadashote? If not, please contact Sandi Jacobs at We look forward to seeing you at these fun and fabulous virtual programs.

And as a reminder it is time to renew your membership. Dues can be paid at or by sending a check to Bonnie Silverberg at 7016 Windmill Creek Road, Charleston, SC 29414.

We look forward to a time when we can all be together in person!


Sheila and Sue

Please CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Sisterhood Brochure!

Sisterhood Funds

Please consider donating to one of our Sisterhood funds: the Mildred Bernstein Kitchen Fund and the Marian Birlant Slotin Bereavement Fund. Click the paypal "Donate" button below. We appreciate your support!

Upcoming Sisterhood Events

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Membership Levels:

Rebecca: $36.00
Rachel: $72.00
Miriam: $118.00

If you would like to pay your Sisterhood dues by check, please make the check out to KKBE Sisterhood and send to:
Bonnie Silverberg
7016 Windmill Creek Road
Charleston, SC 29414

If you would like to join Sisterhood using your PayPal account, please select your membership level below and click "add to cart" .


Have Questions?  Contact Sandi Jacobs, VP of Membership at:

Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781