Upcoming events

    • 06 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom or Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks
    • SJBS Updates - Plans for classes etc 
    • Election of Board Members: Co-PresidentTreasurerMember at Large
    • SJBS Annual Fundraising Auction -- in person and on Zoom! Click here for details
    • Wrap Up 

    • 06 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom and Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill NJ

    Join the fun at the SJBS Raffle fundraiser - our biggest fundraising event of the year!

    Participate in-person or Zoom to support SJBS educational programs, library, and community service activities.

    Choose from 70-plus prizes for beaders and artisan jewelry lovers — handcrafted finished jewelry, designer kits with instructions, inspiration collections, books, wirework supplies and tools galore! Click here to see prizes. 

    Two ways to participate and buy tickets: 

    • In person at the Katz JCC: check out the prizes buy tickets on-site, then drop them in the brown bag of the item number(s) you hope to win. Allocate as many per item as you wish.

    • Zoom: check out the prizes, choose a Ticket Purchase option by 'registering' for this event, and pay by PayPal. Prior to the event, a SJBS Auction Committee member will email your ticket numbers, ask how you'd like to allocate them, then drop them in the brown bag of the item number(s) you would like to win.


    The deadline to buy tickets online is Friday, April 30.

      Prize drawings begin promptly at 7:15 p.m. If your number matches the number drawn, you win that prize! Since this is a hybrid event, you need not be present to win. To retain funds for SJBS, prizes will ship to US addresses for a $9 s/h charge to be paid by lucky US winners, unless pick-up arrangements can be made. No international shipping.

      Questions: Please contact Joyce Kimelman at

      Whether in-person or Zoom, we look forward to seeing you and thank you for your support!

      • 15 May 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
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      Local Spot Light with SJBS Bead Retreat Program Chair

      Georgia Sullivan

      Precious Family Memories

      • Take a collection of Rhinestone Brooches, Earrings, Cameo’s, Pearls & Embellishments to display in a Shadow Box. 
      • Learn how to make an appropriate size stencil to fit a themed design.
      • Prepare pins and embellishments for the design and gluing.
      • The piece will be completed with a shadow box. 

      Location: In person at the Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 if possible under pandemic restrictions

      Registration: $55 members / $85 non-members

      Registration for members opens 01/20/2021

                           for non-members opens 01/20/2021


      • A supply list will be available after registration. 
      • Kits will not be available but there will be pins and embellishments available for purchase.

      Instructor Bio: 

      Georgia was born and raised in Hainesport, NJ.  She has been beading for over 20 years. Her mother, Norma, was an antique dealer who sold vintage jewelry.  Georgia was always attracted to rhinestone pins and her grandmother, mother and aunts have passed down many pins to her over the years. She always wanted to display them and not just hide them in a jewelry box.  She started to make themed shadow boxes for herself and gifts for family members and close friends.  They bring back wonderful memories and make such beautiful family treasures.   

      • 03 Jun 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • Zoom or Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

      Meeting Agenda

      • Opening Remarks
      • SJBS Updates - Plans for classes etc 
      • Annual Events: White Elephant
      • Wrap Up 

      • 12 Jun 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • tbd

      Save the date for a special event

      • 08 Oct 2021
      • 2:00 PM (EDT)
      • 10 Oct 2021
      • 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Pendel Hill, Wallingford PA
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      Announcing the SJBS 2021 Annual Bead Retreat


      Join us for a weekend of fun and beading at historic Pendle Hill (45 minutes outside of Philly in Wallingford PA)



      Betty Stephan's beading classes are focused on learning but at the same time are relaxed and a lot of fun! Her years of beading and teaching experience and the detailed, illustrated instructions provide the guidance needed to finish her beautiful class projects. She has won numerous international awards for her bead embroidered collars including BeadDreams, Bead Star and Battle of the Beadsmith. Betty’s work has been published in several books and magazines. Betty teaches throughout the year, from Detroit to France- and anywhere in between! Of course these days, Zoom classes have taken the place of travelling. Hopefully in person classes will be resuming soon. When not travelling or designing jewelry in her Western New York studio, Betty and her husband travel around the country in their little teardrop camper - fully equipped to bead as she goes!


      Click here to view projects and kit prices.

      Color-ways and supply list to follow

      Members Early Bird deposit of $100 before April 15, 2021

      Shared rooms are $385 – Must have roommates chosen and agreed upon first

      Brinton House Shared rooms are limited to 2 rooms of 3 and 1 room of 2

      Single rooms are $425

      First 20 registered will stay at Brinton House last 5 will stay at Chaucer House

      After April 15 member rate will be $450

      Payment is due in full by September 1, 2021.

      Payment includes: National Instructor Betty Stephan, Project Instructions, Supply Lists, Room, Board and Meal

      Space is limited to 25 

      Secure your spot with an early bird deposit of $100 

      (After April 15th, the SJBS Treasurer will send you an invoice for the remainder) 

      Retreat is open to SJBS members ONLY. To join click here

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