Boca Jewish Center
  • March 2, 2024

Sisterhood

Mission

The mission of BJC Sisterhood is to nurture a sense of community for the women of our congregation through camaraderie, support, chessed and inspiration. The Sisterhood operates under the guidance of Rebbetzin Jennifer Gibber.

Annual Dues & Benefits

Every female member of BJC is included in the Sisterhood. Dues are added to each family’s annual shul fees. Non-members of BJC who wish to attend our programs and support our efforts are welcome to become members of the Sisterhood; annual dues of just $36 entitles a member to participation in at least one annual free members’ event, and registration at a reduced cost for some Sisterhood-sponsored activities.

Initiatives

The Sisterhood provides various services to our community that are ongoing throughout the year.

  • Welcome Committee – Beautiful baskets are personally delivered to new shul members, welcoming them to our community.
  • Hospitality Committee – Accommodations and meals are arranged for visitors considering moving to the BJC community, guests who need to be nearby for medical reasons, and for people in various other situations. Meals and accommodations are not arranged during any Jewish holiday or Yeshiva Week. It is strongly encouraged to call the shul with as much lead time as possible if one would like to be set up for a Shabbos meal.
  • New Baby and Shiva Meals – Sisterhood sponsors meals during lifecycle events for our members.

Activities

  • Monthly Rosh Chodesh shiurim, delivered by our esteemed Rebbetzin Jennifer Gibber
  • Annual Challah Bake, scheduled in tandem with The Shabbos Project
  • Guest speaker events
  • Social gatherings
  • Shul-wide Mishloach Manot giving
  • WhatsApp Chat to unite and inform our community. If you are a Sisterhood member and not yet part of our chat, click here to send an email to Matthew Hocherman requesting to add you to the group. 

Committees

  • Co-Presidents – Reva Barbalatt & Margot Weisz
  • General Committee – Elaine David, Goldie Ellman, Leslie Gutstein, Gail Fine, Caryl Hirsch, Emanuelle Lent, Aviva Tribuch
  • Welcoming Committee – Gail Fine, Alan Linker, Chanee Schwartz
  • Hospitality Committee – Reva Barbalatt, Hindy Stuart

If you are interested in joining the Sisterhood team or any of its committees, or if you have a suggestion for Sisterhood, please email us at , or contact the shul office.