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Our Mission:

As an affiliate of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), the mission of the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Sisterhood is to: 
Serve our members by providing opportunities for social, spiritual, educational and service activities that promote Reform Jewish values; 
Serve our congregation through activities and financial support demonstrating the values of study, service and acts of loving kindness; 
Serve our community by actively engaging in actions that advance the spirit of Tikkun Olam.  

From the Sisterhood Presidents

Though it was a challenging year for many, we hope that Sisterhood programs have helped make the year a little more fun, a little more
interesting and a little less lonely. 

It has been a pleasure to have worked with the current board and we thank them all for their contributions to making the year work for all of us. We are so proud that Sisterhood has accomplished much in this extraordinary year.


 To  KKBE:
¨ $25,000 to the Mitzvah Membership to help defray the deficit left by congregants finding themselves unable to pay their full or part of their dues, and
¨ $10,000 by Chosen Treasures to provide support for the synagogue for whatever additional needs that may have arisen.
¨ $10,000 directly to the RS to supplement tuition for families.

To The Community:
¨ The Kosher Food Pantry $5,000
¨ Lowcountry Food Bank $5,000
¨ Annual membership to IAAM for the YES Fund presentation
¨ All donations to the YES Fund were matched by Sisterhood and contributed to WRJ to
support our URJ youth programming, rabbinical scholarships and other special programming.

 Our Programming:  
¨ Family challah baking with Chef Marcie Rosenberg
¨ Book discussion with author Mindy Pollack-Fusi of The Narcissist's Daughter:
A Meshugenah Love Story 

¨ Chanukah gift bags courtesy of Sisterhood and KKBE
¨ Chanukah concert with Cantor Martin Levson
¨ Havdalah Service with Robin Shuler
¨ YES Fund program in March gave us an opportunity to learn about the efforts going into the development of the International African American Museum here in Charleston.
¨ April Annual General Meeting and final program.  A Taste of Our Own KKBE History and the Women Who Helped Shape KKBE in the 18th and 19th Centuries,  with Anita Rosenberg, Randi Serrins and Mary Radin

We look forward to working with the new board and continuing efforts to help our members feel connected, engaged and a sense of true belonging.

 If you are not a member of KKBE Sisterhood and would like to be, please contact

 Looking forward to the time when we can all be together.

Our Sisterhood: Who We Are

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, 2021-2022

Co-Presidents - Sue Koblin and Marilyn Gordon

VP Membership - Sandi Jacobs

VP Programming - Elise Greenspan & Sondra Hopmeier

Corresponding Secretary - Judy Carle

Recording Secretary - Beth Novick

Treasurer - Bonnie Silverberg

Historian - Lois Sugarman

Chosen Treasures Chair:  Diane Tichi

Community Coordinator - Margalit Neiman

Bereavement Committee Chair: Dunlap Silver

Immediate Past President - Sheila Shear




Marilyn Geiger

Margie Grossman
Cynthia Hodosh

Deborah Lucash
Jane Norris

Sheila Winett



We Appreciate Your Support

Please consider donating to one of our Sisterhood funds:

  • Mildred Bernstein Kitchen Fund, the primary source of funding for the KKBE Kitchen.  
  • Marian Birlant Slotin Bereavement Fund, which provides a bereavement meal or the Shiva tray to the grieving family.

    To make a donation to one of our phones, either click the paypal "Donate" button below, or send a check to KKBE Sisterhood c/o Bonnie Silverberg, 7016 Windmill Creek Road, Charleston, SC 29414. Thank you!

Join Sisterhood 


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 either your PayPal account or a credit card,
please select your membership level below and click "add to cart" .


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

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