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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

On behalf of KKBE Sisterhood we want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah. We hope you are enjoying the Hanukkah gift bags from Sisterhood. Thanks to Marilyn Geiger, Sheila Winett and all those who volunteered to do deliveries. A special thank you to Marlene Williamon for crafting the tissue holders we included this year and to the Nosh team for helping us to deliver the bags. As Hanukkah continues for a few more days, there is still an opportunity to visit Chosen Treasures for last minute gifts. They are open every day except Wednesday and Saturday. All funds raised are used to support KKBE.

 Sisterhood Programming notes:

 Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in our zoomed lunchtime author event with
Karen White. Karen is the author of the Charleston-set Tradd Street Mystery series. She was very gracious telling us about her inspiration for her characters, writing process and insights into the publishing process. Thanks to our VPs of Programming Sondra Hopmeier and Elise Greenspan for arranging this event.

 Coming up on December 3-5 is KKBE’s Rededication weekend. Sisterhood is pleased to be providing yummy baked goods following the Havdalah Service on Saturday evening December 4. Thanks to Cynthia Hodosh and Sheila Winett for coordinating our bakers. We hope you can attend some, if not all, of the events on this very special weekend.

 Details will be forthcoming on 2022 events, including our YES Fund event in February. If you would like to volunteer to help plan future events or have ideas you would like to share, reach out to Sondra or Elise at

 Volunteer opportunities:

 If you are interested in being a member of the Sisterhood Board or any of its committees, please contact us at We are also looking for volunteers to work at our gift shop, Chosen Treasures. It’s a great way to meet Sisterhood members and training is available. Please contact for more information.

 We look forward to a time when we can meet again in person. Please feel free to contact us with your thoughts and ideas at


 Sue and Marilyn


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

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 


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:

Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782