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Sisterhood: The Miriam Initiative

Beth El Synagogue is excited to present:

The Miriam Initiative will replace Sisterhood as the umbrella concept for women’s programming at Beth El.

What is the Miriam Initiative?
The Miriam Initiative is a series of ongoing projects and programs created and presented by the women of Beth El Synagogue. No president. No board. No executive committee. No two-year terms. No by-laws. No monthly meetings. Just a chairperson or co-chairs for each project working in partnership with a designated synagogue staff person.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to be president of Sisterhood,” noted Linda Fischer, president from 2015-17. “It gave me a new perspective on being an active participant in my Jewish community. The Miriam Initiative will allow us to keep the activities and projects that worked, create new activities and projects, and restructure to accommodate our busy lives.”

“From social justice to social gatherings — from the kitchen to the classroom — from repairing the world to repairing yourself, the possibilities for exciting, informative, timely, provocative and entertaining programming are endless,” said Design Team Member Joanie Jacobson.

The lobby of the Blue Barn Theater in the Old Market will be the scene for ‘Opening Night’ — a party to kick off The Miriam Initiative. The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Bus transportation from the Beth El parking lot will be available and will leave promptly at 7:00 pm. This event and bus transportation are free of charge. However, reservations are needed for both. Click here to RSVP. If you have any questions, contact Sibby Wolfson at 402-305-8445 or

The Miriam Initiative’s Design Team includes: Laurie Epstein, Linda Fischer, Pam Friedlander, Margie Gutnik, Joanie Jacobson, Patty Nogg, Shiri Phillips, Caryn Scheer, and Melissa Shapiro.

Upcoming Events

Women’s Book Group
Tuesday, October 30 – Beth El Book Group Event
7 pm
Home of Carol Parsow