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 sisterhood@templeisrael.org or 786.208.9506 (Nancy).

Sisterhood’s First Mondays Great Books Club – May

Sisterhood's First Mondays Great Books Club meets May 1, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the Boardroom to discuss David Oshinsky's novel:
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

Sisterhood's First Mondays Great Books Club meets June 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in Kaplan Hall to discuss Amor Towles' novel:
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.

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.