Sisterhood Happenings

On Friday, February 9th, we celebrated the National Council of Jewish Women’s Reproductive Justice (Repro) Shabbat, intended to bring the Jewish community together around reproductive rights. Cantor Alison did a beautiful job of analyzing and explaining Parshat Mishpatim, as we read the verses that undergird Judaism’s approach to women’s reproductive rights. She led discussions around what our traditions teach about reproductive health, rights, and justice. Later in the month, our February Luncheon drew a large crowd and featured Cantor Alison’s lecture on “Love, Desire, and Romance in the Hebrew Bible”. At the end of the luncheon, guests received lovely Valentine’s gifts of candy and flowers.

In March, Sisterhood successfully spearheaded and organized the delivery of Purim Greetings to everyone within our temple community.  Thank you to all of the TBE members who ordered their greetings and to our wonderful volunteer delivery drivers.  Funds from this project will go towards needs throughout our temple like security, Religious School, and temple programming.

Are you looking for a good time? Good company? And good food? Please join Sisterhood on Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Women’s Seder led by our beloved Cantor Alison and Temple Beth El’s Religious School Director Lauren Chizner. Don’t miss the Passover Judaica Sale that same night beginning at 5:30, and a second Passover Judaica Sale on Sunday, April 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. We hope you are able to come by and see the many new options for purchase!

We hope you will join us on Friday, May 3rd for the Spring Sisterhood Dinner – more info will follow, so please watch for the info via email blasts and fliers. This is always a great event and we hope Sisterhood members are able to join us.  Later on in the month, we have a trip planned to the Vanderbilt Estate in Centerport, where our very own Mimi Rosen who works as a museum educator. More details to follow, but some possibilities include a mansion tour and/or a tour of the collections. Many of the Sisterhood members are hard at work getting ready for the sixth annual Temple Community Celebration taking place on Saturday evening, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. honoring Cantor Alison and our organist, Ken Friese.

In the month of June, we have many events planned!

Sisterhood sponsors events every month, during both day and evening. As always, if you have ideas for programs, fundraisers, or Judaica items you would like to see as part of our sales, please reach out to  Another favorite event is our JULIET dinner, typically held at Finley’s in Huntington. If you are interested in the dinner, or in attending one of our monthly meetings, please reach out! Our next two meetings are Thursday, April 18th and Tuesday, May 21st.