An affiliate of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism
Welcome to the Temple Israel Sisterhood page!
Don’t let the name confuse you – we are a women’s group but not a sorority! Our purpose is to strengthen and unite the women of the synagogue and support their efforts to understand and perpetuate Conservative/Masorti Judaism in the home, synagogue, and community; and to reinforce their bonds with Israel and with Jews worldwide. We are affiliated with Women’s League for Conservative Judaism as part of the Florida Region and participate in WLCJ’s programs and events, regional and national.
When you join Sisterhood, you join a group of women committed to Temple Israel and each other (hence the name). You become part of something bigger than yourself. And you can be as involved as you want – you can come to programs as a participant or you can join others in planning the programs and running the group – as much or as little as you want to do.
While you don’t have to be a member of Sisterhood to participate, you truly will get more by joining. Benefits include fellowship with congregants as well opportunities to interact with Jewish women across our state and nation; participation in projects that benefit our synagogue and the Jewish community at large – activities that include exciting and informative programs, movie club, Sisterhood Shabbat, Torah Study days … the list goes on.
Click here for a list of upcoming events and board meetings.
The benefits of Sisterhood membership extend far beyond the individual member. The vibrancy of the women in its midst provide many benefits to the synagogue. The Jewish community, both locally and nationally, benefits from the support provided to their projects. And our future Jewish generations benefit from the legacy we create.
Who are our members? Look around the synagogue and you’ll get the idea – all ages, all marital statuses, women who work outside the home as well as within the home, women who have never had children, women with children underfoot and women with children who are grown … in short, every kind of woman is part of Sisterhood!
You are welcome to come to a meeting, a program, or an event and experience the joys of Sisterhood. You’ll be glad you did!
This year, we have moved the Calendar Book from print to digital, but it will still be available online. Please contact the office to get the link to the Calendar Book. We hope you enjoy this indispensable resource! We are going to have new fundraisers this year, so we will update you as soon as we can.
Support Temple Israel’s Sisterhood with Torah Fund
Recognizing the need to support students wishing to become Rabbis, Women’s League established the Torah Fund in 1942 as a scholarship fund for students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Today Torah Fund supports students at 5 different Rabbinic Schools throughout the globe. Each year Sisterhoods throughout North America raise over $2 million for Torah Fund, in support of our future rabbis, cantors and educators.
Temple Israel Sisterhood actively participates in the yearly Torah Fund Campaign of WLCJ.
Click here to see the 2021 (5781) Torah pin details.
Send a beautiful Torah Fund card for a simcha, bereavement, get well wish or other occasion. Honor someone special or remember a loved one. Cards are $4.00 each, or $5 if mailed for you.
Your purchase supports the Torah Fund campaign. It is easy to send one or more cards. Just contact our Temple Israel Sisterhood Torah Fund chair, Cathy Swerdlow at 407.862.2374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Sisterhood, please contact either the Synagogue Office: 407.647.3055, email@example.com; our Membership VP, Roberta Schreiber: 407.921.5250, firstname.lastname@example.org; or either of our co-presidents Jennifer Schreiber, 407.276.4256, TISisterhoodOrlando@gmail.com.