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About the Temple Emanuel Sisterhood

The Temple Emanuel Sisterhood is an organization of women interested in promoting and supporting events at the Temple, as well as getting together for friendship and fellowship within a religious setting. Monthly meetings are followed by programs reflecting the members' varied interests. Social and cultural outings, game nights, and speakers on topics of interest are open to all Sisterhood members.

The Sisterhood sponsors many different projects around the Temple. These include managing the kitchen, helping the Brotherhood with the annual Seder, and preparing the Erev Yom Tov Oneg on Rosh Hashanah and the Break-the-Fast on Yom Kippur. The Sisterhood also provides scholarships for youths who are participating in religious-related, out-of-town events such as the March of the Living and NFTY conventions.

The Sisterhood is also the sponsoring group behind the Gift Shop, the Oneg Shabbat hosts, and the Sisterhood Reads. Have a look at our monthly Sisterhood Reads schedule for 2018 and 2019.

Looking for the perfect gift for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, Graduation, and other special occasions? Be sure to check out our Sisterhood Gift Shop.

For more information about our Sisterhood and how you can participate, call or email the Temple Office.


Purim just wouldn't be the same without the luscious hamantaschen baked by our Sisterhood!

Needlework Tapestry

This needlework tapestry, displayed in our Sanctuary, represents all facets of Jewish life. It was made by members of the Temple Sisterhood in memory of Mrs. Julien H. Meyer, Sr., and was designed by Beverly Schlossberg. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Klein-Davis.

Women in Judaism

Our Sisterhood belongs to Women of Reform Judaism.
WRJ is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents more than 65,000 women in over 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world. WRJ was formerly known as the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (NFTS). Read more about the WRJ.

Sisterhood Reads

2020 Book List

Book Author Presenter Date
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart Sandy Tolan TBD January 26
A Perfect Peace Amos Oz TBD February 23
After Anatevka Al Silber TBD April 4 - Pot Luck!
      April 26
The Alice Network Kate Quinn Marilynn Zejleznjak May 24

Sat, October 24 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781