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The Who, What, Why of Sisterhood

General Information About Sisterhood in Reform Judaism


What is Sisterhood?
Sisterhood is the organization of the women of the Congregation who band together in friendship for programs to benefit the Temple and the community, for social activities, for study, and, above all, for the growth of the individual so that each my find an opportunity to fulfill her potential as a person and as a Jewish woman. Sisterhood provides the arena for the individual to expand and grow in a Jewish atmosphere.

Why Sisterhood?
Within the structure of the Congregation, Sisterhood is the collective presence, voice, and strength of women. It is the place where women can meet and work together for the benefit of the Congregation. Here, women can initiate and develop projects in which they are interested. As an organization, Sisterhood can initiate cooperative programs with other groups.

Why do you need Sisterhood?
Sisterhood provides a collective identity for the women of the Congregation. Sisterhood also provides an outlet for the creative energy, talent, and leadership potential for the individual Jewish woman.

Sisterhood will give you a worldwide identity too, through its affiliation with the Women of Reform Judaism, a federation of more than 600 Sisterhoods with 100,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

What does Sisterhood do?
Sisterhood can do whatever its members feel would be valuable to them, their families, their congregations, their communities.

Sisterhood carries out its work through various committees and task forces organized into Departments on Membership and Leadership, Religious Living, Religious Action, and Development and WRJ Projects.

Why does Sisterhood need you?
Sisterhood needs the support of all the women of the Congregation. All of us, whether mother, daughter, sister, aunt, or wives who are members of a Reform Congregation are needed as members of its Sisterhood. All of us, whether or not we perceive ourselves as having extra time, whether or not we enjoy all of Sisterhood's activities or projects, whether or not we have children, whether or not we attend services regularly, are needed as members of Sisterhood.

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 Information About Sisterhood at Temple Beth Shalom

Mission Statement
The mission of Temple Beth Shalom's Sisterhood is to bring members together to support and benefit the congregation and community by providing opportunities for friendship, service, spiritual growth and learning. Our purpose is to be warm and welcoming as we promote the highest ideals of women in Judaism through religious commitment, education, social action and leadership development. We aspire to achieve this goal by actively and financially supporting our Temple's Mission, focusing on the next generation and enhancing the Jewish lives of our congregation.

Benefits of Joining Sisterhood
Are you interested in issues affecting women?
Sisterhood sponsors a variety of programs on contemporary issues and the opportunity to join with 75,000-member Women of Reform Judaism in taking a stand on issues that affect us as women.

Do you enjoy the opportunity to be with other women?
 Sisterhood's Women's Retreat is THE annual event to get away! It offers lots of opportunities to meet and enjoy the company of a dynamic and supportive group of women from our community. 

Do you enjoy educational and spiritual events?
Sisterhood sponsors a variety of programs, including Challah Baking, Sisterhood Shabbat, Book Club, Maj Jongg night, and much more. 

Do you have a child in Religious School?
Sisterhood makes yearly donations to the Religious School, and gives each Bar/Bat Mitzvah student a gift. 

Do you just want to find a good book?
 Join Sisterhood's book club for a stress-free reading environment.

Support Your Sisterhood
Help Sisterhood meet our goals to provide scholarships and support to the congregation. 

Donate now through our secure online payment form!

Congregation Agudas Achim Sisterhood's gift shop supports Temple Beth Shalom by donating back 10% of any purchases we make! Spread the word!

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