Without you, we are one woman short!
We are about connections and commitment to our congregation, community and to each other. We are passionate in engaging women of all ages and believe that Sisterhood will enrich your life.
To learn more about Sisterhood, and to get involved, please email Sisterhood@tewnj.org.
Mazel Tov to Sisterhood President Maralyn Lieberman on receving the WRJ Atlantic District Woman of Valor Award!
The WRJ Atlantic District recently held it’s annual convention in Pittsburgh, PA. At the convention, Cindy Postilnick was installed as an Area Director, where she connects with several Sisterhoods in the area, and Sharon Zydney was installed as District VP – Marketing and Communications. During the weekend we worshipped with Nefesh Mountain, learned about exciting WRJ initiatives and visited Tree of Life Synagogue and learned from those in the community who were there that day and who are continuing to support the efforts to heal those affected by the largest anti-semitic attack on US soil. One of the highlights of the convention is the presentation of the WRJ Atlantic District Woman of Valor Awards. This year our awardee is our Sisterhood President, Maralyn Lieberman for everything she did to connect us ’Sis Gals’ during COVID and for her deep commitment to our community and passion for making community by connecting and sharing. Sisterhood is honored to have had her leadership for the past 3 years and we are looking forward to continuing to support her as she finishes out her 2nd term in 2023-24.
We provide scholarships for temple youth to attend Jewish camps and to study in Israel. We sponsor Jewish leadership programs. We help the religious school with special projects and are available for the rabbis when special needs arise. Our Judaica shop, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, offers a wide range of items to enhance Jewish holiday celebrations, life-cycle events, and daily life. We provide for the Bima flowers and Oneg on Shabbat as well as decorate the Bima and Sukkah for Sukkot.
Sisterhood reaches outside the temple community as well. We value our tradition of visiting Jewish patients in hospital bringing challahs during the High Holiday season, and, assisting residents and organizing a model Seder in a nearby nursing home during Passover.
This is our parent organization whose mission is to strengthen the voice of women worldwide. The “WRJ” advocates for, and cultivates progressive Jewish values and has an extensive history of being at the forefront of social action and change. Our contribution to the WRJ and their youth, educational and special projects fund helps support this critical mission. For example, The WRJ Atlantic district was responsible for rebuilding the Chapel on the Hill at our URJ camp, Camp Harlam
But we cannot do this without you.
Your dues provides the necessary financial support for our Sisterhood, our Temple and the Women of Reform Judaism so that we may support these many worthwhile causes. Woman to woman we are maintaining a strong community for the next generation of Reform Jews. And we need your help to make sure we can continue to pass the torch to the next generation.
To learn more please contact Maralyn Lieberman at: Sisterhood@tewnj.org.
Upcoming Sisterhood Events
Annual Membership Dinner
Join the Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood for a night of shopping & schmoozing -highlighting “Women-Owned Businesses”. Enjoy a night out with friends old and new. Register here.
We will also be welcoming your Mitzvah Membership donation for our scholarships.
Not a member yet? It’s not too late. Send in your dues of $50 made out to Sisterhood, or drop off or mail to the temple. For more information contact: SISTERHOOD@TEWNJ.ORG or Lori at: 908-233-8669.