Who We Are & What We Do
Co-Presidents: Nancy Dreyfuss and Jean Logan
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 Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786.208.9506 (Nancy).
Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club – May
Three Centuries of Medicine And Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital
Fairly or not, Bellevue has been a gothic symbol of darkness and defeat: the destination for those who’ve been crushed and left out. But it is Bellevue’s enduring commitment as a public hospital to the indigent, and its relentless insistence on viewing healthcare as a basic human right that David Oshinsky writes about in his latest work. Any exciting book about the history of Bellevue—which this one surely is—is destined to be as much about the history of disease, medicine and New York City as about the hospital itself.
Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club – June
A Gentleman in Moscow
In the early days of the Soviet regime, Count Alexander Rostov finds himself sentenced to a lifetime of house arrest in the Hotel Metropol – Moscow’s finest. The cultured Count anticipates the saying, “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” With his keen sense of decorum (and to the reader's delight) he passes his own exquisite way of life and values to the hotel staff and guests alike. An NPR best book of the year award winner.