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Temple Shalom Sisterhood

We are a group of women of all ages who join together for friendship, mitzvot, socializing and learning  - and we’d like to meet you. Take a break from your busy life for some time just for you. In Sisterhood, you’ll find old and new friends at our many interesting and fun events listed below and at the right.

To help us best serve our congregation, let us know your areas of interest and general availability in this quick surveyComplete the survey by Oct. 15 for a chance to win free admission to one Sisterhood event of your choice.

If you’ve been a member in the past, you might have renewed for the coming year. You can confirm by selecting My Account in the main menu above and looking for the lilac “Sisterhood Member” icon.


To join today, sign in to the Temple website and complete the form on the right margin of this page. Having trouble or not a Temple Shalom member, email

Would you like to lend your talents to an event committee? Social justice project? Communications? Sisterhood Board? Contact the co-presidents.

Co-Presidents:  Eileen Foley, Kim Freedman, Susie Gudema

                      Tikkun Olam
Sisterhood is committed to tikkun olam ("repairing the world"), and our past presentations on mental health and domestic violence have earned us praise on the national Sisterhood stage. Grants from Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) have supported speakers including Hadassah Margolis, LICSW presenting this fall on Spirituality and Mental Health.

In conjunction with the WRJ and Temple Shalom’s Tzedek Task Force, Sisterhood will lead our congregation in advocacy for reproductive justice.


Your contributions to Sisterhood, your dues and participation in events helps us strengthen our congregation. Sisterhood fundraising supports our Temple’s youth engagement, inclusion for children with learning differences in our education programs, and Families with Young Children (FwYC) initiatives.


                   A sampling of past events:
Sisterhood Fall Fling
Our signature kick-off event of the year. Dinner, wine, shopping, schmoozing. Open to all women.

Sisterhood Annual Membership Dinner
First Thursday in May. Sisterhood members. Free

Progressive Dinner Party
Saturday April 6, 2019
Three locations, three courses, countless conversations. Open to all temple adults.


Women’s Seder

Semi-annual event celebrating Passover from a woman’s perspective. Open to all women (post-bat mitzvah) of Temple Shalom or Sisterhood. In 2018 the Women's Seder was the capstone event in the Discovering Miriam series.

Merlot & Midrash
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Modern midrash from the perspectives of women was discussed over wine and light bites at the home of a Sisterhood member. Led by Rabbis Berry and Abrasley.

Sisterhood and FwYC join for Paint Night
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
Sisterhood and Families with Young Children created our personal masterpieces at the Paint Bar.

Sisterhood Cook's Night Out
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
Expert chef Marjorie Druker kicked off the Jewish New Year with this cooking demo.

Discovering Miriam: Making Passover Your Own

With a WRJ Grant, Sisterhood presented a series of four learning experiences to deepen our understanding of Passover from a women’s perspective.

Passover Wine Tasting and Charoset from Around the World - Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018

Make Your Own Miriam’s Cup - Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

DIY Passover Learning Fair and Passover Cooking Demo – Sunday, March 11, 2018

Women’s Seder – Sunday, March 25, 2018       

For questions or if you have ideas for future events, email Sisterhood.


Mon, September 23 2019 23 Elul 5779