Temple_SisterhoodSisterhood is a women’s group that plays an integral role in the life of our synagogue and is associated with the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism and supports the Jewish Theological Seminary through the Torah Fund. Joining Sisterhood is a wonderful way to meet new people and form lasting friendships with other women who share your sense of commitment to our Jewish community. Sisterhood offers many avenues to engage your intellectual, spiritual, and charitable interests.

Education:  Through our monthly Rosh Chodesh discussion groups we converse on a wide range of Jewish topics relevant to women, with a knowledgeable discussion leader. Our yearly Sisterhood Shabbat provides an avenue for the women of our congregation to learn various liturgical skills. The path can start as simply opening the Ark or reading an English prayer and continue as far as one desires, including leading services, reading Torah or giving a d’var Torah.

Programming:  Annual and bi-annual programs such as Membership Kick-Off Dinner and Women’s Seder provide opportunities to socialize and learn with women of all ages and backgrounds from our synagogue community. Other programming has included book discussions, Israeli dancing, panel discussions on work/life balance, an Antique Roadshow event, Holiday recipe exchanges, and much more. Sisterhood also often partners with Men’s Club for events such as our very fun and social game night.

Service to the congregation:  Sisterhood supports our community by sponsoring Friday night onegs, Shabbat and holiday kiddushes and Bima flowers. In addition Sisterhood supports our Early Childhood Center, as well as our Religious School students. The group participates in the CBI Mitzvah Day, sponsors synagogue-wide speakers and the Israeli Rishonim, and contributes generously to synagogue fundraisers and the Capital Campaign.

Fundraising:  All of the activities above are supported by Oneg and Kiddush catering, sale of kippot to B’nai Mitzvah families, our annual Rosh Hashanah honey sale, and the Sisterhood Gift Shop. The elegant shop, located in the CBI lobby features beautiful Judaica items for Shabbat, holidays, and life-cycle events, jewelry, artwork, and books, including many items by Israeli artists and designers. You can conveniently fill all your gift needs and benefit the congregation at the same time!

Communications from Sisterhood for events and activities specific to Sisterhood are sent via the Sisterhood email list. If you have a notice you would like to send to this list, please contact the Sisterhood Web-meister.

Click here to find our mailing list page and join the Sisterhood list.

For more information please contact the main office – 973-379-3811.