Rayna Ravitz, President

B'nai Tikvah Sisterhood is a social organization that promotes camaraderie and service to the temple and the Jewish community. Sisterhood, utilizing its dues, pitches in by helping sponsor Temple Events, such as fundraisers and religious school activities.  Each year, Sisterhood holds a membership event. It's a good way to meet new friends as well as learn about and help plan the organization's activities. Regular dues are $25 annually, Chai dues are $43. First year CBT members are free.

We have a very active book club, called "BookSisters" who meet every other month to discuss various books.  Usually, we meet one night during the week or Sunday mornings with a potluck meal.

Other Sisterhood's actvities:

  • Tour of San Francisco Museums Contemporary Jewish Museum,  MoMa, Legion of Honor
  • Chanukah Party
  • Making "No-sew" children's blankets for Oakland Children's Hospital
  • Dinner and a movie at Contra Costa International Jewish Film Festival
  • Sisterhood shabbat with a speaker from a worthwhile cause and participation from Sisterhood members.
  • Women's Passover Seder led by Cantor Chabon
  • Get together for dinner at a restaurant
  • Craft classes,  Knitting/Crocheting nights
  • Musical theater events
  • Educational events
  • Toys for Tots collection

It's a fun, no-pressure way to meet people and help B'nai Tikvah when the spirit moves you.


Upcoming Events

May 7 – Evo Bluestein concert 12:30 at CBT
Considered one of the country’s most accomplished Appalachia style autoharp players, he is equally famous as a performer on the fiddle, accordion, guitar and banjo. Plus he clog dances and sings at the same time!
Lunch is included, $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Tuesday, May 16 – Book Sisters 6:30 at CBT
“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amos Towles
Liz Roberts will lead the discussion
Morucci’s dinner $10
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Saturday, May 20 – Jewnior Prom
Plan on helping CBT celebrate its Double Chai (36) anniversary.
Holly Grossman and her committee have been working hard to make this a special night.
Check the website for current information

Tuesday, June 20 6:30 at CBT
“The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
Marilyn Mansfield will lead the discussion

Tuesday, July 18 – Book Sisters at 6:30 at CBT
“Becoming Nicole” by Amy Ellis Nutt
Cookie Svingos will lead the discussion