Who We Are & What We Do

Co-Presidents: Nancy Dreyfuss and Jacqueline Greenberg

Created in 1923, Temple Israel’s Sisterhood is the congregation’s longest continuously-running organization. As we did from the beginning, we unite in friendship to organize programs that benefit our Temple and the larger Jewish and South Florida communities. Sisterhood offers social activities and learning opportunities for the growth and fulfillment of every member to realize her potential as a Jewish woman.
In the larger sense, we are one of 600 Sisterhoods in the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism. A portion of our Sisterhood dues goes to the WRJ; when combined with dues from other Sisterhoods, these funds help support worldwide Jewish projects.
Join us. Attend our events. Make new friends. Make a difference. We are looking forward to seeing you and welcome your involvement at all the events planned for this Sisterhood year.
For more information, contact Nancy or Jacqueline at sisterhood@templeisrael.org or 786.208.9506 (Nancy).

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club – January

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club meets January 8, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Olson Boardroom to discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

Bryan Stevenson was a gifted young attorney when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system. The case of Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to die for a notorious murder he didn't commit, drew Stevenson into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship - and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. A powerful, important and accessible book about miscarriages of justice in the United States.

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club – February

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club meets February 5 , 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Olson Boardroom to discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

The acclaimed, bestselling author - winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize - tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. It examines 50 years of the characters of two families split by divorce and merged through marriage. The characters are unforgettable and will stay with you long after reading the book.

PLEASE NOTE: This selection is subject to change as it has not been voted on by the members of the book club.

College Connection

One of Sisterhood's important projects each year is to keep in touch with our Temple youth who have gone away to college. For more years than we can count, Lois Klein and her family have put together wonderful surprise packages that are sent to college students, around the time of Chanukah and final exams, just to let them know that we care. If you have a college student whom you wish to be remembered, please send the student's contact information to sisterhoodtempleisrael@yahoo.com.

Seeking Bakers for Onegs

Attention, all you bakers out there: Sisterhood members are now providing baked goods on a rotating basis for the Temple's Friday evening Onegs. If you can help, please contact Vickie Schulman at vschulman@msn.com or 305.899.0846.