What is Sisterhood?
Sisterhood’s goal is to bring together the women of Temple Beth Shalom to serve our synagogue, support our Jewish community, and enrich our lives by building close friendships among the women of our synagogue. We accomplish this goal through educational and social programming, fundraising and community service, and through our involvement with Conservative Judaism.
Special Programs for all Ages
We reach out to all age groups in our synagogue. We have special programs that appeal to seniors and young members and dinner events that appeal to the growing number of women working outside the home; we understand the need to balance work and family with social enrichment. We have daytime and evening lectures and discussion groups that range from the role of prayer in our lives today to addressing health issues to decorating for the holidays.
We are always proud on Sisterhood Shabbat when our Sisterhood members ascend the Bima to read Torah or Haftorah, lead services, and accept honors.
Book Club, Lectures, Annual and Special Dinner Events
Our Sisterhood always welcomes new participants to our book club, in which we discuss current novels; we also sponsor Rabbinic lectures on topics that connect to our lives today. We would love to meet you and make you part of our Sisterhood family.
We welcome our new members at our Paid Up Membership Dinner in the fall and we all look forward to celebrating Spring at the Annual Donor Dinner. Both events give our Sisterhood members an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and to experience a fabulous evening.
Helping Those in Need
Sisterhood is a vital part of our temple. We share our temple’s goals of helping those in need. We give our support to the Jewish Theological Seminary by helping to fund the education of our future clergy and teachers by participating in the Torah Fund. Every year, we proudly wear a new Torah Fund pin, a symbol of our support for the Seminary. We are a member of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, our umbrella international Sisterhood organization.