Our sisterhood, formed in 1919, is the oldest auxiliary of the synagogue. Our most significant contribution to the synagogue has been our Sisterhood Sanctuary. Our women have mentored the Confirmation Classes, instituted an Adult Education program, participated in our Adult Bat Mitzvah program hosted theater trips and more. Our College Program has been a model for other synagogues, and has received national attention. The canopy at the entrance to the synagogue is one of the many projects that have been funded and donated by the Sisterhood Gift Shop, in addition to a major cash contribution at the end of each fiscal year. Also, we have many other major projects planned for the future.
Through the years, as Conservative Judaism evolved, permitting full participation of women in worship services. One of the highlights of the year is the Sisterhood Shabbat service that is led entirely by our members.
To view the Sisterhood Calendar events, filter the calendar for Auxilliary Groups.
Sisterhood Officers 2015-2016
President: Patti First
Co-Membership Vice-Presidents: Lynne Album and Sylvia Pomerantz
Co-Religious Vice-President: Anna Green and Marla Friedenberg
Co-Program Vice-Presidents: Sandra Kazman and Lisa Weiss-Shore
Treasurer: Linda Abrams
Corresponding Secretary: Carol Rosenbaum
Recording Secretary: Dianne Cutler
Communications: Lorna Adelman
College Program: Doris Pohl
Parliamentarian: Anita Schatz
Immediate Past Presidents: Kay Schwartz and Shirley Weiner
Annual Donor Celebration Dinner Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm
This evening honors our generous Donors with dinner and entertainment. We are blessed to have a concert by Hazzan Jeff and Andrea Weber. This experience will be a delight for all of us to hear our new Hazzan and Andrea in a festive, celebratory atmosphere. Your Donor contribution can be paid in many ways making it easy for you to support Sisterhood endeavors. Invite friends and family and come prepared to thoroughly enjoy the evening. RSVP Required.
Installation Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10:00 am
This is your opportunity to show your respect to the leaders of Sisterhood, the women who give of themselves to keep Sisterhood active and vibrant by raising funds for our Congregation. Our dynamic speaker is Rabbi Lynnda Targan, co-founder if the Women's Midrash Institute and a teacher in the Gratz College Scholar's Program, who will address "Biblical Women as Moral Agents"; the many virtuous women in the Hebrew Bible whose powerful and influential behavior is so extraordinary and courageous that they literally rescue the Jewish people from destruction, and move the destiny of the Jewish community forward.
Please become a General Meeting Sponsor this year.
Your $250 Contribution adds your name to all printed materials and ALL is applied to your Donor.
Throughout the year, Sisterhood hosts many trips to Broadway shows, exhibitions as well as local trips.
Sisterhood Opening Meeting, Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 am
Torah Fund Luncheon, Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00 am