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Sisterhood

Without you, we are one woman short!

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Our Philosophy

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.  

Our Values

Commitment to Our Congregation

Commitment to the Community

Women of Reform Judaism

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.  

Shop at the Sisterhood Judaica Shop

Come shop the Judaica Shop for Passover and all your life cycle needs. Make an appointment with Roni Epstein or Susan Schuman.

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Upcoming Sisterhood Events

Spring Membership Event: The Art of Crossword Construction

Monday, May 10 at 7:15 PM

 We will  delight in a unique & delightful program about the creation of crossword puzzling, along with honoring our Sisterhood Members.

 Ruth B. Margolin is renowned as a maker of these puzzles that have been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA today and  many other monthly local papers. She has served as an Official at the American Puzzle Tournament for several years.  Besides being an avid puzzler, Ruth has an interesting professional life that she will share with us.  We’re sure, we will all be inspired to be more creative in our time.

For more information, contact Janice Kessler at: 128beans@comcast.net

Not a member yet?  Without you, we are one woman short!  Annual dues of $45 can be paid via temple bill OR if not a Temple Member, send to: Ellen Waksman, 905 Summit Ave, Westfield, 07090

Zoom Link received with registration. Register here. 

Book Club

The community is welcome to participate in the Sisterhood Book Club.
 
Save the Date Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:30PM “for the Book of V”
 
We look forward to good reading, good discussions and seeing each of you through zoom. Please contact Nancy Katz or Roni Epstein in order to receive the link.

Dance Fitness

We’re dancing!
Stay fit and healthy this winter.
Join us for Dance Fitness on Zoom, Mondays at 4 PM. 
 $25 for 5 sessions. 
All are welcome.
For more information and to register, contact Pam6bernstein@gmail.com