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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 the Sisterhood Presidents

Shalom Chaverim!

It is hard to believe that Pesach is merely a few weeks away.  Was it really just one year ago when we were bemoaning spending our first Passover without family or friends on Zoom?   In that year we have celebrated milestones and mourned losses, all at a distance, unable to give and get hugs and missing our daily routines.  While our world and our lives are greatly changed, we’ve adapted to a new normal.  We enter this new season with a renewed sense of hope for the future.  While we celebrate the vaccines that hold such promise we must remain vigilant in maintaining our precautions for the safety and well being of everyone.  Thinking about the past year and celebrating our second Pesach with safety utmost in our minds, our hope for next year, Pesach 5782, is that we will all be together surrounded by our loved ones.

 We want to thank everyone for supporting our YES Fund event this past weekend.  A special thanks to Beth Novick of Sisterhood for her efforts in putting together this program and to all who donated to the YES fund. This year Sisterhood matched all donations.   As an update, we accept donations to the YES fund all year and hope you will continue to support it and the International African American Museum.  It is scheduled to open in 2022. 

Coming up in April will be a presentation and update on our historic Coming Street Cemetery and Restoration project.  Whether you have been on a tour of the cemetery or not, you will be amazed at the progress and dedication of the Cemetery Restoration committee.   Sisterhood continues to be a supporter of their efforts.   Our April program will also be a General Membership meeting which will include the business of voting on the new slate of officers and the budget for 2021-2022.  Of course, this event will be Zoomed.   Watch our monthly Chadashote for more details regarding the date and sign up information.

Until we see you at our April program, stay safe and know we look forward to a time when we can be together in person and give and get those long wished for hugs. 


Sheila and Sue

A Journey to the International African American Museum

Thank you to Dr. Bernard Powers and Rev. DeMett E. Jenkins from the International African American Museum presenting  "A Journey to the International African American Museum" to our KKBE community. 

Donations to the Sisterhood YES Fund may be made two ways: 
1)  Click this link: WRJ YES FUND EVENT 2021 to donate through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account you can still use this link for your credit card payment.  
2)  Send a check, made out to KKBE Sisterhood, to Bonnie Silverberg, KKBE Treasurer, 7016 Windmill Creek Rd., Charleston, SC 29414

Watch the video HERE.



 Please CLICK HERE to view the 2020-2021 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

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 your PayPal account, please select your membership level below and click "add to cart" .


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

Tue, March 2 2021 18 Adar 5781