Join our Sisterhood…

For friendship, leadership, intellectual and spiritual growth.

Sisterhood is truly about forging connections, finding common interests and working with other women to create a sense of community that matters. Your membership is the key to our thriving organization. Each of you makes a difference. We gauge our success by looking at the sense of camaraderie, learning and goodwill that is created by our programs and opportunities to be involved.

As a part of WRJ (Women of Reform Judaism), we strengthen the voice of Jewish women worldwide and are empowered to create caring communities, nurture our congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and promote Jewish values.

Calendar icon

Experience Sisterhood

Share your talents, time and gifts. Enrich your life as well as that of our congregation.

Mission Statement

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth Am provides a strong sense of community for all its women. Our mission is to create an environment of friendship, leadership, intellectual and spiritual growth, enrich our temple family, as well as to advance social justice through advocacy and action, as a legacy to future generations.

Enjoy our Sisterhood…

and all our exciting programming throughout the year!

Sisterhood of Temple Beth Am is an active, diverse, dynamic and engaged group of women. We focus on planning programs and projects that have significance and meaning in our community, along with plenty of time just for fun.

All women have an opportunity to participate and get involved.

Sisterhood programming centers around, among others:

  • Advocacy & Awareness
  • Community Building & Social Events
  • Tikkun Olam & Social Justice
  • Judaic Learning
  • Spiritual & Religious Enhancement

Book Groups

Sisterhood Book Club

A dynamic and engaging opportunity to discuss books that are sure to generate conversation about a multitude of topics.

Find our upcoming book club on our online calendar.

logo for the Lynn Cromer Leadership Initiative

Our History

Empowering, educating and engaging women to ensure the future for Sisterhood of Temple Beth Am

Lynn Cromer was founding President of our Sisterhood of Temple Beth Am in 2007. She was an inspiration and a friend to many with her passion for life and magnetic personality. Lynn passed away in 2014 following a valiant battle with breast cancer.

Our Sisterhood is dedicated to carrying on the leadership model that Lynn created, with a focus on empowering women and enjoying all the moments that matter.

The Lynn Cromer Leadership Initiative will support the following programs:

  • Leadership Development Workshops
  • Coaching & Mentoring Programs
  • Participation in URJ Biennial conferences, WRJ Assemblies and related Leadership Programs

Lynn inspired people to recognize “Life is Good” and to “get over it” when challenges present themselves; and to move forward.

The Cromer family is generously supporting Sisterhood members who choose to participate in leadership development.


Sisterhood Board of Directors


Susan Lampen

Executive Vice President

Sheri Lieberman


Betty McClaskey

Vice President — Education
Dilia Grossman

Vice President — Membership
Judy Kempler

Vice President — Tikkun Olam
Joyce Spar

Vice President — Leadership
Genia Neuhaus

Recording Secretary
Claudia Van Essen

Corresponding Secretary
Ronnit Branciforte

Deanna Whitman

Members at Large
Joanne Bauling-Ciminero
Sara Berkowitz
Rosy Bild
Debbie Brodie-Weiss
Fredi Cogan
Judy Cowan
Ilene Efthimiou
Natalie Firestone
Carol Flicker
Karen Frost
Ellen Genet
Susan Golinsky
Janet Kelfer
Brenda Kilmer
Faye Koniver
Pamela Lear
Edith Osman
Susan Rosenthal
Bobbye Shearer
Rita Swichkow
Cheryl Wolf
Daniela Zanzuri-Beiner

Past Presidents
Lynn Cromer (z”l)
Nanci Hellinger
Ellen Genet
Susan Golinsky
Pamela Lear
Judy Cowan
Dilia Grossman

Contact Us

We welcome and encourage your questions, comments and suggestions. Email us at [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you!

Follow Us on Facebook