Temple Beth El Sisterhood
We are a part of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), the Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. WRJ represents 75,000 women in 550 Sisterhoods throughout the United States, Canada and overseas.
Sisterhood, which is the largest single contributor to HUC/JIR scholarship funds, provides scholarships for Rabbinic students. Women of Reform Judaism is the founder of (NFTY) and the Jewish Braille Institute of America. Sisterhood advocates for women’s rights within Reform Judaism and in the community. Internationally Women of Reform Judaism supports the World Union For Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), currently contributes to five Reform pre-schools in Israel and continues to provide books for the library of the Leo Baeck School in Haifa.
For Our Congregation
Each and every year we fulfill a substantial commitment to our Temple’s general fund plus additional gifts to enhance our Synagogue. This is made possible through our fundraisers and profit from our Judaica Shop which we sponsor, and our Sisterhood Calendar.
For Our Youth
We give Camperships to Jewish Youth Summer Camps. We give Youth Scholarships to assist young people in leadership training with a URJ sponsored educational experience such as NFTY in the United States and Israel, as well as the Arachim Program through Jewish Federation. We support our Youth Choir. We support our Torah School and we sponsor our Half–Pint Havurah Program for children 6 months to 6 years. Sisterhood presents every Bar / Bat Mitzvah and every Confirmand with a personal gift, and sends hamantaschen to our college students.
Mitzvah of Membership
Temple Beth El Sisterhood is an organization of dynamic women. We gather together in friendship for programs to benefit the Temple and our Community, in addition to social activities and study. Also, Sisterhood provides for the growth of the individual so that each woman may find an opportunity to fulfill her potential as a person. We encourage creativity and leadership as a Jewish woman in a Jewish atmosphere.
Sisterhood needs the support of All of the Women of our Congregation help us achieve our goals. We are committed, involved and energized, and have fun along the way.
Let us add your strength to our numbers as you formalize your affiliation with other Women of Reform Judaism.