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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 sisterhood@templeshalom.org.

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.

 

Upcoming events:
 

Fall Fling coming in November - Registration closed
Thursday, Nov. 14: 6-9 p.m.
Ready for a girls’ night out? The Sisterhood’s signature Fall Fling is the place to be! Join us for a fantastic evening with your Temple Friends, both old and new. We’ll enjoy a sit-down dinner as we hear from Felice Cohen. Felice (left) is the author of  90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more), a memoir and self-help book on “organizing and downsizing your stuff so you can live the life you want, no matter what size home you live in." Open to all, although Sisterhood membership is encouraged. 

Please consider bringing feminine hygiene products, new underwear, and new and very gently used bras to contribute to Dignity Matters, an organization that distributes these items to homeless and low income women and girls.

Felice Cohen is known nationally and internationally as the woman who lived in the world’s smallest apartment. 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more), the recipient of numerous self-help book awards, is a “want to” guide motivating people to do more of what they love by letting go of extra stuff. The book was inspired by the YouTube video of her 90-square-foot Manhattan studio that went viral with over 20 million views, gaining media attention across the globe. Felice has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC, CBS, Fox5, Sirius, NPR, Time, Forbes, Globe & Mail, New York Daily News and the Daily Mail. As the grandchild of two Holocaust survivors, Felice is also the author of What Papa Told Me, a memoir about her grandfather’s life before, during and after the war.

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

Latkes and Vodkas Bake-off

Saturday, Dec. 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Join us for an all-adult co-ed party to enjoy latkes and other finger foods, desserts, vodka cocktails and mocktails in the newly renovated Social hall at Sisterhood’s first ever Chanukah party. Please sign up on the Temple website (www.templeshalom.org) to register — and let us know if your household will be bringing latkes or dessert to be judged or a bottle of wine to share. Sisterhood will provide the applesauce and sour cream and other heavy appetizers and feature a Gelt Martini and Maccabee Mocktail. We’ll vote on the best latkes and the best dessert! Join us for a fun night out, or stop in for a quick nosh and a cocktail.
Cost to attend is $18/person.
Admission is FREE for parents who sign children up for Taste of Camp After Dark that night, which will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Stop by for an hour or so before picking up your child(ren)! Please register in advance using promo code CAMP.
Registration will open very soon.

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       

Thu, November 14 2019 16 Cheshvan 5780