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 – July

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club meets July 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the Boardroom to discuss Thomas Friedman’s novel:

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

Thomas Friedman explains why the world seems to be spinning out of control while reassuring his readers that humanity has the ability to adapt. As John Micklethwait in his New York Times Book Review of November 22, 2016 states, Friedman has “a talent for explanation…It is hard to think of any other journalist who has explained as many complicated subjects to so many people.”

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club – August

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club meets August 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in Kaplan Hall to discuss Tim O’Brien’s novel:
The Things They Carried

A story of a platoon on active duty during the Vietnam War. The narrator describes the men by the things they carried–both physical and emotional. It is “profound, heartbreaking, thought provoking war literature at his finest.” – Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media

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.