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Temple Sinai Sisterhood is a multi-generational organization that empowers women to create caring communities, nurtures our congregation, cultivates personal and spiritual growth and promotes Jewish values.

Many thanks to those of you who have supported Temple Sinai Sisterhood in the past. We hope that you will continue to do so this year. We are striving to include all the women of our Temple congregation. By paying our membership dues, you belong to a caring network of dedicated women who support our projects, programs and Temple Sinai.

We are looking forward to both in person and zoom events for the coming year. Here are some things to mark your calendars and look forward to:

ELDRIDGE STREET SYNAGOGUE TOUR
Sunday, October 2
Tour one of the two remaining grand shuls left in this iconic neighborhood on the lower east side of New York City, the cradle of American Jewish civilization. Reservations required directly through Eldridge Street Synagogue at http://eldridgestreet.org

 

ZOOM BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION OF KOSHERSOUL BY MICHAEL TWITTY
Thursday, November 3
Get ready for a delicious fall when we will be discussing Michael Twitty’s new and noteworthy book Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew. The James Beard award-winning author explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish and African diaspora cuisine and issues of memory, identity, and food.

 

JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP
December 2022
Date TBA
Parents and children are invited to create a bracelet or necklace for a Hanukkah gift. Join sisterhood friends and family for this exciting workshop. More details to be shared and reservations are required.

ZOOM BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION OF GOLEM GIRL: A MEMOIR BY RIVA LEHRER
Tuesday, January 24
The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities in 1958 who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies.

 

GET ORGANIZED ZOOM WORKSHOP
February 2023
Date TBA
Let’s get organized and learn from professional organizers on Zoom to help jump start spring cleaning and decluttering of your space. 

 

PARENT CHILD BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION OF RECIPE FOR DISASTER BY AMIEE LUCINDO
Sunday, March 12
We are inviting young girls and teens to join us for an intergenerational book discussion and baking class of Amiee Lucindo’s book Recipe for Disaster. The middle grade novel is a hybrid of prose, verse, and recipes about a 12-year-old girl whose best friend’s Bat Mitzvah inspires her to plan one for herself. But when she finds out that her Jewish and non-Jewish family is split on whether she is “Jewish enough” for one, she takes matters into her own hands to plan the rite of passage she craves, discovering her own Jewish identity along the way.

 

SISTERHOOD SHABBAT WITH KOLOT SINAI
Friday, April 28, 7:30pm
This creative worship service, prepared and led by members of the Temple Sinai Sisterhood, will feature inspirational readings and music with Kolot Sinai that highlight the intellectual and cultural contributions of women to the Jewish spiritual and secular life at Temple Sinai and beyond.

 

ZOOM BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION OF THE ALMOST LEGENDARY MORRIS SISTERS BY JULIE KLAM
May 2023
Date TBA
Ever since she was young, Julie Klam has been fascinated by the Morris sisters, cousins of her grandmother. According to family lore, early in the twentieth century the sisters’ parents decided to move the family from Eastern Europe to Los Angeles so their father could become a movie director. The deeper she went into the lives of the Morris sisters, the slipperier their stories became. And the more questions she had about what actually happened to them, the more her opinion of them evolved. Part memoir and part confessional the book is told with wit and honesty.

 

Since Temple Sinai’s early years, our Sisterhood has been an important source of support to our congregation and community. We continue to support:

*Hosting the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast

*Operating the Temple Sinai Gift Shop

*Proceeds from the sale of our Bimah Baskets are donated to the local Food Bank, Hospice, and Temple

*Sally Kelman Social Action Fund 

*Judy and Sheldon Katz Camp Fund

*Fairfield County Food Bank, Schoke JFS Kosher Food Bank, and new Kosher Food Truck

All women who belong to Temple Sinai Sisterhood also belong to the organization Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ). As such, you become a part of a worldwide network of over 70,000 women in 550 Sisterhoods- a network committed to the future of our congregation, our Reform Jewish Movement, Israel, and our role as Reform Jewish women.

 

Todah Rabah!

Michele Haiken-Fink and Liz Lebo

Co-Presidents, Temple Sinai Sisterhood

sisterhood recent activites


 

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		                            <span class="slider_description">Zoom Book Discussion with Zhanna Slor, author of At The End of the World Turn Left</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">June 2021, Macron Baking Class at Nora’s Ovenworks in Stamford, CT</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">June 2021, Macron Baking Class at Nora’s Ovenworks in Stamford, CT</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">July 2021, High Tea and Tour at Caramoor in Bedford, NY</span>

 

Sisterhood recent activities

 

             

Temple Sinai Sisterhood Educational Panel:
Supporting Our Children Through the Pandemic 11/7/2021

Upcoming sisterhood events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

 

Sisterhood full-year calendar




Sun, November 27 2022 3 Kislev 5783