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Temple Israel & JCC

Temple Israel & JCC

Two Congregations, One Community

Temple Israel & JCC


Sisterhood is a word that has meant many different things throughout the ages and throughout the history of the Conservative movement and in the evolution of Temple Israel itself. While Sisterhoods have disappeared from many Conservative synagogues, ours continues to be a robust and much venerated organization within our congregation. One reason for its strength is the versatility and commitment of Sisterhood members. We range in age from our 30s to our 80s and represent a wide range of professions and backgrounds. Open to members and non-members alike, Sisterhood has often been a gateway for women in the community to reconnect with or rediscover Jewish life, eventually leading their families to formalize their ties through membership in our congregation.Women's League Banner 1b_2000x350

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Affiliated with the movement’s Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Temple Israel Sisterhood provides multiple opportunities for Jewish learning, ritual skill building, community connection, and personal friendship and support. Regular yearly programming has included:

  • Rosh Hashanah Gift of Honey sale
  • Book Group
  • Themed holiday programming: Sisters in the Sukkah, Yom Kippur Kugglethon and Break Fast, Vashti’s Feast for Purim, Hanukkah Party, and a Women’s-led Seder
  • Tzedakah projects and collections that benefit other local organizations like Center for Hope and Safety
  • Game Night (i.e., Mahjong)
  • Unique Craft Events
  • Summer Pool Party
  • Progressive Dinner
  • Sisterhood Shabbat

Please join us to experience this sense of sisterhood for yourself, and become a part of a group of interesting, welcoming, dynamic women.

New Temple Israel members are entitled to a year of free membership in Sisterhood. After the first year, members pay $36 a year and non-members, $54 a year dues.

Other Sisterhood Activities Throughout the Year:

Gift Shop – Hostess gifts, baby gifts, Judaica for all occasions, locally crafted and imported from Israel, tallitot, kippot — you name it! The Sisterhood Gift Shop is open on selected Sundays every month and by appointment. Volunteers needed!

Torah Fund – This is an international fundraising campaign ensuring our legacy to future generations of Conservative Jews by Women’s League. Each year, an artist designs a beautifully crafted Torah Fund pin to give to those who donate $180 or more. Torah Fund cards offer an appropriate way to mark all special occasions and cost $5 each. 100% of all donations benefit the Women’s League Torah Fund.

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