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 – March

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club meets March 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Olson Boardroom to discuss Persuasion by Jane Austen.

This is the last completed work of Jane Austen. You will be introduced to the Elliott family, with its weak and silly father, and its myriad of characters of noble and weak inclinations. Add to this the complications of life caused by trying to negotiate the expectations of polite society with the reality of human foibles, and of course the longevity and yearnings of love. Its mellow character and autumnal tone have long made it a favorite with Austen readers. In Anne Elliot, the author created perhaps her sweetest, most appealing heroine.

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club – April

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club meets April 9 , 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Olson Boardroom to discuss Citizens of London by Lynne Olson.

“Citizens of London is a great read about a small band of Americans and their courageous role in helping Britain through the darkest days of early World War II. I thought I knew a lot about that dangerous period but Lynne Olson has taught me so much more.” –Tom Brokaw.

“A stirring portrait of brave England in its finest hour...” –Chris Matthews, Anchor, MSNBC’s Hardball Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a new triumph from an author swiftly becoming one of the finest in her field.

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.