Temple Bat Yam Community

Candy Gusst, Anita Winkler, Sarah Rutberg and Bonnie Kirschbaum


The Mission Statement of the Sisterhood of Temple Bat Yam is to “Further the highest ideal of Judaism through fellowship, religious, social and educational experiences.”  Our calendar of events and activities represents our commitment to this Mission Statement. Our members bring diverse interests and abilities to our organization.

Our Sisterhood is proud to support Temple Bat Yam through fundraising activities and donations to Temple initiatives.  We are affiliated with the Women of Reform Judaism which advocates for social justice, raises funds for charities and rabbinic scholarships.

Why join Sisterhood?  It is true that generally younger women do not affiliate with a synagogue, let alone Sisterhood.  But a women’s alliance is still relevant, especially as a non-partisan advocacy group for women.  We are more than dessert servers.  We are an intelligent, educated, and professional community.   We also have lots of fun, with events such as art classes and interesting speakers.  We encourage all women within our Temple Bat Yam family to join us!

Bagels & Books

The Library Committee sponsors and leads the ever-popular Bagels and Books, a quarterly book discussion covering fiction and nonfiction topics related to Judaism. Our discussions are spirited and our bagels are delicious!!! We meet 4 Sundays a year at 12 pm. Won’t you join us?  Non TBY members are very welcome.

Check TBYs Calendar for book titles and descriptions.



Social Committee

The Plant Party: Building a Succulent Terrarium.

The Social Committee of Temple Bat Yam has the primary purpose of providing social and fun activities for our entire congregation, friends and neighbors.

Some of our activities have included:

  • Movie & Dinner
  • BBQ & Sing-A-Long
  • Nine & Dine Outing at River Run Golf Course
  • Combination Social Committee & Sisterhood activities
  • Game/Mahjongg Day
  • Stone Painting Class & Craft Classes
  • Fundraising activities
Viewing the movie Gold with dinner at the China Buffet.