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

Tuesday, September 20 – Book sisters 6:30 CBT
"Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman
Discussion leader: Leslie Rupley
Dinner from Morucci’s - $10

Sunday, September 25 – Bancroft Gardens Tour Noon
We will have a docent led tour of the Gardens located on Bancroft between Ygnacio Valley and Treat.
I have to say that I have lived in this area for 30+ years and always wondered about it but have never gone. It’s time!
The cost is $10 per person, $8 for Seniors (willing to admit over 65)
RSVP: Rayna so we know how many docents we need.

Sunday, October 9 – Sisterhood Membership Brunch 9:45 am
This is the time to bring your programming ideas to us.
We will be looking for a speaker from a non-profit for Sisterhood Shabbat.
All new CBT members are complementary members.
This is a chance to see friends and make new ones.
Brunch will be catered.
Bring books you want to pass along.
RSVP here

Tuesday, October 18 – Restaurant Walk
Book Sisters will take a break this month and have fun at the Restaurant Walk.

Tuesday, November 15 – Book sisters 6:30 CBT
“Frog Music” by Emma Donoghue
Discussion Leader – Beth Riseman
Dinner from Morucci’s - $10

Tuesday December 20 – Sisterhood Chanukah Party 6:30 CBT
Potluck dinner