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 – September

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club meets September 11, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the Olson Boardroom to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman.

Get to know Ove, incident by incident and piece by piece, as his story unfolds from past to present. It is both sad and whimsical, uplifting and heartwarming. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. With the addition of new neighbors, there is the addition of a new chapter in Ove’s life.

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club – October

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club meets October 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the Olson Boardroom to discuss The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

This non-fiction book by best-selling naturalist Diane Ackerman, is based on the true story of the Warsaw Zoo director and his wife. Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” An exuberant writing style re-creates this fascinating, true-life story while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.

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.