Women of B'nai Israel


Our Mission Statement

Women of B’nai Israel, an affiliate of Women of Reform Judaism, is the collective voice of women in our congregation. We are a diverse, multi-generational organization providing opportunities to serve Congregation B’nai Israel and the larger community through learning, social action, worship and programming.

A Message from Our President Sandy Lee

Women of B’nai Israel is active throughout the year in our congregation, the greater Sacramento community, and the worldwide Jewish community through our affiliation with Women of Reform Judaism. Within our congregation, we support or sponsor numerous CBI events, such as the Rosh Hashanah reception, the 2nd Night Seder, the Wine and Food Festival, Happy Hour Havdalah, and a quarterly Rosh Chodesh program. We make donations to the Confirmation class and youth groups and raise funds for camperships to help our children attend URJ summer camps. This past year our charitable contributions totaled $17, 168 of which donated $11,518 was donated to our Congregation and $5,650 to other community organizations, including the Central Downtown Food Basket.

Here are some of our recent highlights:

  • Women of B’nai Israel organized a group for the Women’s March to the State Capitol and will do so again this year.
  • We raised almost an additional $1,000 for the Price Campership Fund at our annual Fall Fashion show.
  • Last year, at our 2016 Membership Appreciation luncheon, we created 25 complete refugee welcome kits for the Opening Doors project. At this year’s luncheon, we honored Wellspring’s 30th anniversary by contributing items towards their Nutritious Meal Program, Children’s Corner Program, Safety Net Services Program and the Women’s Wellness Program. We also raised funds to rebuild Camp Newman after the devastating fire.
  • We sponsored a team for the 5K run to benefit My Sister’s House.
  • Many of our members participate in Family Promise every year

Please join this organization of dynamic and exciting women and help make a difference within our congregation, the greater Sacramento community and the International community. You can be involved in Women of B’nai Israel as little or as much as you like.

Download and complete the Membership Form
Mail your check made payable to Women of B’nai Israel to:
Linda Byrne, 1424 Sherwood Avenue, Sacramento CA 95822.
Be sure to include your name, address, email address, telephone number and your birthday.


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WRJ Women of B’nai Israel is a charter member of Women of Reform Judaism, an international organization founded in 1913 as an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism. To learn more about WRJ, click here or to read WRJ blog click here
WRJ Pacific The Pacific District of Women of Reform Judaism is one of 8 districts covering the United States and Canada and comprises 7500 women in 57 sisterhoods, including Women of B’nai Israel. To follow what is happening in our district, click here

 WBI Executive Board

2016-2018 WBI Executive Board
President – Sandy Lee
Executive Vice President - Caryn Mizzi
Treasurer - Nora Makarczyk

Secretary - Suzy Underwood
VP Programming - Jan Gutierrez
VP Membership - Linda Byrne
VP Communications - Eve Panush
VP Social Action/Social Justice - Helen Nusbaum
WRJ Liason - Lindie Henderson
Immediate Past President - Peggy Goldstein
And 25 additional Event and Committee Chairs


Women of B'nai Israel Upcoming Events

Mar 19, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WBI Mah Jongg
Mar 19, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBI Board Meeting
Mar 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WBI Mah Jongg
Mar 31, 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CBI Second Seder
Apr 2, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WBI Mah Jongg
Apr 9, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WBI Mah Jongg
Apr 16, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WBI Mah Jongg
Apr 16, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBI Planning Meeting
Apr 17, 2018 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosh Chodesh
Apr 18, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mah Jongg Fun Night