Sabina Paienwonsky, a woman whose interests and activities spanned the spectrum from the engineering aspects of flying gliders to membership in the National Council Jewish Women, died Aug. 30 at her Bethesda home of amytophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nervous system. She was 45.

Mrs. Paiewonsky was co-editor, with her husband, Bernard Paiewonsky, of "Technical Soaring," a technical journal devoted to the engineering and design aspects of the sports and science of flying gliders. She also served as her husband's crew chief on his glider.

A native of New York City, Mrs. Paienwonsky was a graduate of Brooklyn College and also studied at Indiana University, the Dayton Art Institution and Montgomery College.

She was a member of the board of the Bethesda Jewish Congregation and encouraged family seders.She also was a member of the Montgomery County section of the National Council of Jewish Women and the Washington Ice Club.

In addition of her husband, of the home on Burning Tree Road, Bethesda, Mrs. Paiewonsky is survived by two daughters, Adrinne and Betty, also of the home. She is also survived by her mother. Hattie Irwin, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a sister, June Charlamb, of Manchester Virginia.