If you are interested in finding out what Sisterhood is all about we would love to have you join us! Let us know you plan to come by emailing Riva Waller at

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Without you, we are one woman short!

The Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood would like to encourage every woman to join Sisterhood this year. Your Sisterhood dues will provide necessary financial support for your Sisterhood, our Temple, and the Women of Reform Judaism. 

When you join Sisterhood you become part of a national and international network of 100,000 women in 14 countries (Women of Reform Judaism) who work to create a stronger worldwide Jewish community. We need you to help continue our commitments to our Temple, our community, our youth, and ourselves.

For our Temple youth, we run Tiny Tot Shabbat and provide holiday related treats and gifts to our Religious School students. We provide b’nai mitzvah and confirmand gifts. Our commitment continues with scholarships for NFTY activities, UAHC camps and the Israel bound. 

For our seniors, we run Friendship Group luncheons and assist at a model Seder at Genesis Nursing Home. We also reach out to the sick, making visits to Jewish patients at Overlook Hospital.

For our Temple, we coordinate Oneg Shabbat, decorate the Temple sukkah, run the Judaica Shop, sponsor Yom Kippur break-the-fast, and sponsor special programs throughout the year.

For ourselves, we offer a variety of programs such as weekly zumba, bimonthly book club, membership dinners, social and cultural activities and much more. Our programming becomes more extensive every year – just check our calendar.

For women of the Reform movement, we support our national organization, Women of Reform Judaism, WRJ – a group of over 600 Sisterhoods and 100,000 members. Through our affiliation with WRJ, we have a national identity and visibility.  WRJ is an active contributor to UAHC youth programs, HUC/Jewish Institute of Religion scholarship funds and many other programs.

All fundraising, including Judaica Shop purchases, supports our Sisterhood. We are  happy to accept donations made to The Joyce Tischler Oneg Shabbat/Flower Fund, Mitzvah Membership and Prayerbook Fund, which help to keep Sisterhood’s many projects running smoothly.  Annual dues also support our local and national programs. 

Building toward a better future requires involvement from us all.

Thank you for your commitment to Sisterhood.

To learn more about Sisterhood, and to get involved, please email