What Is Sisterhood?

It is my hope that you are comfortable and feel welcomed every time you walk through the doors of our temple. Over the years, I have learned to appreciate firsthand the enrichment of Sisterhood’s events. The Sisterhood of Temple Beth El means so much to me as the women are my friends, and are a vital part of our congregation.

Sisterhood is itself a member of Women of Reform Judaism which links us to all other Reform Sisterhoods through the regional WRJ Northeast District and national Women of Reform Judaism. The goal of our organization is to provide spiritual, emotional, and social support to our members, along with service and financial support to the entire temple community. We work for social justice in the community and world at large. We support Jewish learning on all levels and the social justice positions of WRJ.

Our Sisterhood is a group of multi-generational women who join together for friendship, mitzvot, socializing, learning and networking through educational, cultural and community programs. We believe this inspires true friendship among women of all backgrounds and ages.  For example, in preparation for Rosh Hashanah, we packaged greeting cards, apples, and honey to send out to our temple families welcoming the Jewish New Year. Sisterhood uses the profits from such fundraisers to help finance Religious School, temple programs, and an exciting, new opportunity for young adults to engage with Rabbi Jeff.

We hope you will think about joining us if you share the common thread of love for our temple, as Sisterhood supports all aspects of temple life.  As a Board, we want to gather all the women of our community together through social events and stimulating Jewish programs. Keep an eye out for information about monthly events, scheduled luncheons, and opportunities for engagement.

In October, we will host our annual Fall Rummage Sale, so start gathering those donations! We will also be having our membership brunch off-site in December and are looking forward to gathering as a community.

We have an open monthly meeting and all Sisterhood members are able to attend. Please check the temple calendar for dates and times. We would love to have you join us in any or all of our activities. Please let us know what you would enjoy, and if you are willing to assist planning an event or have expertise to share with our membership! Should you have suggestions, concerns or questions, please reach out to us at sisterhood@tbeli.org and a member of the Board will get back to you.