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Women of Emanu-El

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Mission Statement

  • To foster and further the highest ideals of Judaisim and Jewish life as expressed by Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun.
  • To promote closer fellowship among WE members.
  • In cooperation with CEEBJ, be a mentor for religious, social and education activities inside and outside of Sisterhood.

For years the CEEBJ Woman of Emanu-El has worked to advocate for social justice; promote spiritual identity; raise funds for Jewish education and youth programs; and support the dreams and ideals of the next generation. Not a member? .... Use our online form to join, re-join or pay your annual membership dues.

Specifically we help organize programs and provide fun fundraisers like: Mah Jong and Munchies, Little Black Dress event, Shana Tova Card Fundraiser, Rosh Hashanah Honey fundraiser, Special Needs Luncheon, Foreign Exchange Shabbat Service.

WE meets the First Thursday of the month at 7pm. All are welcome to join the meeting.

Questions? Suggestions?? Contact Ruth Treisman by email:

What We Do

WE connects with the Congregation by supporting the following activities:

  • Family Programs (YACHAD)
  • Teen Programs
  • Social Action Committee
  • CEEBJ Salinsky Program
  • Caring Committee
  • Mitzvah Meals
  • Adult Chavurah

WE connects with the community by supporting the following programs:

  • Tikkun Ha-Ir (Healing the city)
  • Mazon (A Jewish Response to Hunger)
  • OSRUI (Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute Camp for children of all ages)
  • URJ (Union for Reform Judaism)

Bayside Garden Center Gift Cards

Help us fundraise. You can purchase gift cards to Bayside Garden Center from WE! 15% of every purchase comes back to us. Click here for more information or to purchase your gift card(s).

Knitting Circle

Making warm hats for school children in winter and comfort shawls for our clergy to give to congregants who are hospitalized or ill at home are just some of our activities. For more information, contact Ann Klein by email at

Beth Wynn College Outreach Program

Please call Toni at the synagogue office, (414)228-7545, as soon as you have the new information on the address of your college student so we can keep in touch with him or her for the High Holy Days, Hanukkah, and Passover. Gift boxes will be mailed to your son/daughter for each of these holidays. We need to update our address list each year as many students move and change their addresses. Thank you for your prompt reply with this information.

Betty Siegel Essay Contest

Betty Seigel was a wonderful advocate and supporter of CEEBJ and the Women of Emanu-el. She created a fund for Jewish education and Scholarship that now supports our Essay Contest for our graduating High School Seniors. 

2023 – 2024 Officers and Board Members

Executive Committee

  • President: Ruth Treisman
  • Vice President –Programing and Fundraising: Sara Cherney
  • Vice President- Membership: Pam Treisman
  • Treasurer: Jean Lauterbach
  • Secretary: Amy Stone
  • Immediate Past President: Nikki Levin
General Board


  • Naomi Arbit
  • Estelle Felber
  • Cindy Memmel
  • Margie Canham
  • Florence Fishman
  • Edie Pump
  • Nancy Sandler
  • Leah Silverberg
  • Phyllis Dorf
  • Yakira LeeVan
Honorary WE Members


  • Debra Gorra Barash
  • Rabbi Jessica Barolsky
  • Rabbi Toba Schaller

Judaica Shoppe

  • Manager/Buyer: Bobby Cohn
  • Co-Treasurer: Jean Lauterbach and Judy Lerner
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Nadine Zuckerman
  • General Board: Naomi Arbit

Call Bobbie Cohn at 414.333.1969 to set up a private time to shop. All types of payments are taken, including charge, cash or checks!

Stronger Together

The Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), The Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, is the voice and presence, and arena of action of the women of Reform Judaism in the synagogue, the larger community, nationally, and internationally. WRJ is a federation of independent Sisterhoods, numbering approximately 550 in the United States and Canada, with a cumulative membership of nearly 75,000 women organized into 12 District Federations. Our three key projects are: YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects), World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), and JBI International (formerly Jewish Braille Institute of America).

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