Message from Our Sisterhood

Let’s work together to make this a terrific year. CBS Sisterhood MAKES A
DIFFERENCE in our community, in our synagogue, and in our lives.
Come and connect with other women through education, spirituality, fundraising, and the creation of lifelong friendships!

Your Co-Presidents and Sisterhood Board

What We Do

  • Torah Fund – Support for the Jewish Theological Seminary, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
  • Education – Adult Education series, Rosh Hodesh Study group, Florida Region conferences, Sisterhood Shabbat, Women’s Community Seder
  • Community Service
  • Fund-Raising
  • Social Action (Tikkun Olam)
  • Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Hospitality
  • Judaica Shop – Open Sundays and by appointment on other days. Call the office at 531-1418


Unless noted, all Sisterhood General Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.

All Sisterhood board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.

This Year’s Torah Fund Pin: P’ri Yadehah

P’ri yadehah, which means the fruit of her hands, is a phrase from the beloved Eishet Chayil prayer, taken from the Book of Proverbs (31:31).

We celebrate women’s achievements and creativity with the 2017 Torah Fund pin/pendant, designed by Eytan Brandes.

Women’s League’s support of the Torah Fund Campaign helps strengthen Conservative/Masorti Judaism throughout the world and enhances the Jewish community by recognizing and appreciating our diverse families.

We are calling on YOU, our Beth Shalom Family. YOU have the opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting and perpetuating the Conservative/Masorti Judaism through active giving.Torah Fund is a VITAL SOURCE OF SUPPORT for the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA) and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem).

Please contact Batya Bar-Av, Torah Fund Co-Chair, if you want to show your support for our Conservative Educational Institutions by making a donation to the Torah Fund Campaign. Make a donation in honor of…your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife.

Women of Distinction

Every year the Jewish Federation sponsors an event for the Tampa Bay community which recognizes Women of Distinction in our area’s Jewish organizations. Our synagogue and our Sisterhood have chosen our own honorees for this year and they will be honored at the big event in March.

The Woman of Distinction for our synagogue this year is Caren Evans.

Our CBS Sisterhood is going to be represented this year by Cyndi Silverman .

We congratulate both women for this very special honor.

Board Directory


Wendy Lenett, Caren Evans,
Esther Schwegman, Denice Piller,
Diana Woodrow, Roni Igel

VP, Membership

Esther Schwegman

VP, Torah Fund

Evelyn Schreiber Steckler and Batya Bar-Av

VP, Programming

Sue Bengele and Renee Feinman

Corresponding Secretary

Jo Applefield

Financial Secretary

Eileen Barberi

Recording Secretary

Diana Woodrow


Denice Piller

Immediate Past President

Barbara Shepard

Chair of Sisterhood Shabbat,
D´Var Torah Coordinator

Naomi Rubenstein

Chair of Education / Israeli Affairs

Johanna Bromberg

Chair of Judaica Shop

Cyndi Silverman and Beth Bosman

Womens’ League Regional Board
(Torah Fund)


Womens’ League Regional Board (Secretary)

Rosalind Citronowicz

Previous Past President

Caren Evans