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Sisterhood


who we are:

With more than 200 members, the Shearith Israel Sisterhood is an active, rewarding group for women of all ages.

Sisterhood projects are fundamental to the ongoing success of the synagogue, and include supporting the religious school, assisting with children’s programming, delivering shiva meals to members in mourning, and sending notes to members during life cycle events.

In addition to its service to Shearith Israel, the Sisterhood has interesting and entertaining educational, social, and community service programs throughout the year for its members and their guests.

In the past Sisterhood has engaged with nationally-known authors, watched an award-winning film (and had a Q&A with the star), and the annual Sisterhood white-elephant Chanukah party.

For more information, please contact Sisterhood President Amy Trotz at  amy.trotz@gmail.com.

Learn More - Shearith Israel Sisterhood Brochure 2020 - 2021


 

upcoming events:

Zooming into Chanukah - Monday, December 14 @ 8pm

Join Sisterhood as we gather on Zoom to light the Chanukah candles, socialize, and share highlights of 2020 in books, movies, recipes and more. Click the button below for the Zoom link, and register by December 10 to receive an adult beverage and sufganiyot delivered to your door! 

Zooming into Chanukah - Register Here

Sisterhood Shabbat - Saturday, January 23 @ 9am

Our annual tradition of Shabbat services led by women will continue this year with a hybrid service between Zoom and limited in-person attendance in the sanctuary. If you are interested in participating, please contact Erin Chernow at erinchernow@gmail.com. There are parts for all ages and we hope you will sign up.

Shearith Israel Sisterhood Book Club 

Our Evening Book Club continues its monthly virtual meetings. Click here for the upcoming schedule and book list. 

Our Daytime Book Club is led and organized by Fay Kaufman. Contact Fay at apple2sutton@yahoo.com for details.


 

WHY JOIN SISTERHOOD?

It’s your involvement that makes us a truly special organization. Active membership in Sisterhood affords opportunities to meet and connect with others and to perform Mitzvot on behalf of the Congregation. With our programs we strive to provide enjoyment and foster friendship while strengthening our bonds to Judaism.

Sisterhood provides a variety of programs to our members such as:
• Kick off membership dinner
• Sisterhood Shabbat
• Book Club
• Theatre and Museum Outings
• Sisterhood Chanukah Gift Swap Party
• Spring Closing Event
• Special interest activities and programs

Sisterhood supports our congregation by:
• Sponsoring Monthly Koffee and Kibbitz for Machaneh Shai families
• Honoring our B’nai Mitzvah with a gift of a Kiddush cup or candle sticks
• Delivering Shiva meals to the family of a deceased synagogue member
• Raising funds to support and sponsor special projects and events

Sisterhood supports the community by:
• Supporting the Shearith Israel Shelter through volunteering and donations
• Participating in community service programs such as Bingo at the Breman


 

sisterhood simchas:

Sisterhood Simchas is a cooperative-style program in which Sisterhood members create festive Kiddush meals for Bar/Bat Mitzvah families. Members volunteer for other members' simchas by shopping, cooking, or supervising serving staff. Families accumulate volunteer hours prior to their own event. In return, Sisterhood caters their kiddush for the cost of food, supplies and a nominal donation. Join our growing Simcha community, meet people, have fun, get tips on how to plan your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and help others make their simcha special. This program is currently on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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