The Congregation Brith Sholem sisterhood was organized in May of 1997 under the name “Lillian’s Sisters,” in honor of Lillian Rubin, a central figure in the congregation for some four decades until her death that spring. The purpose of the group is to offer the women of Congregation Brith Sholem opportunities for personal and spiritual growth and service to the congregation and the broader community. All women of the congregation are welcome to join the sisterhood and participate in its activities, many of which are also open to the congregation at large. For more information, contact Sue Tice (

Sisterhood activities in prior years have included potluck/recipe exchanges; book discussions; outings to concerts, theater performances and museum exhibits; crafts such as beading, glass etching, and enameling; leading Shabbat or Rosh Chodesh services; Jewish chick flick nights; hot tub parties (affectionately known as “Margaritas in the Mikveh”); luncheon and tea parties; summer retreats; and a variety of service projects (e.g., knitting baby hats for Save the Children).

The next Lillian’s Sisters activity will be a screening of the Mexican film Nora’s Will at Sue Tice’s house on Saturday, February 4th, at 7:00 pm.

Activities in 2010-2011 included:

Service Project: Donate Your Old Shoes (September-October)

Discussion of Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy’s Story of Survival 1941-1946 by Greg Dawson (December 22)

Discussion of Kabbalah: A Love Story by Lawrence Kushner (March 31)

Ceramic painting (Tzedakah box or Elijah’s Cup) at Color Me Mine  in downtown Ogden (April 3)

Luncheon at Rooster’s (June 12)

Summer retreat (Park City, July 15-17).  A condo has been reserved for our retreat, which included Shabbat dinner, an outing to the Deer Valley Music Festival on Saturday evening, and opportunities for hiking, shopping, mah jongg, and other sisterly bonding!