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Sisterhood Welcome Letter

Sisterhood Membership Brochure 2019-20

Sisterhood 2019-20 Upcoming Events

Mission Statement

The mission of Ohev Shalom’s Sisterhood is to provide an interactive environment for our members.  Sisterhood’s goal is to build close friendships among our members so they can all be enriched by the beauty of Judaism and the strength of our Conservative Movement.  Supporting our youth department and pre-school and religious school enriches the Jewish education experience offered here at Ohev Shalom.  Our affiliation with Women’s League of Conservative Judaism promotes an understanding and perpetuation of Conservative Judaism both here and through our ties to Israel.  We have a special love for the Jewish Theological Seminary and help fund the education of our future clergy, cantors and teachers by supporting Torah Fund.

Our Sisterhood Gift Shop, the Simcha Boutique, which is available to our members and the local community, stocks a full variety of Judaica and gift items available for purchase.

Annually, we sponsor programs such as Rosh Hodesh dinners with guest speakers, a book review presented by Rabbi Perlstein, book club, Hanukkah and Purim programming and Sisterhood Shabbat.  Our social calendar is filled with programs such as Bingo, guest speakers on women’s issues, game and craft nights, mah jongg, canasta, art auctions and fashion shows.  We welcome our members at the Paid Up Membership Dinner in the fall, and honor our donors and volunteers at the Closing Affair in June.  Profits raised through our fundraising efforts are used to supplement our synagogue’s revenues for the support of programming and our synagogue campus.

We invite you to join our Sisterhood family.

Sisterhood Calendar – Upcoming Events

Date Event
October 24 Paid Up Membership Dinner
November 4 Fashion Show
November 14 Book Review with Rabbi Perlstein
December 15 Torah Fund High Tea honoring Cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo
March 26 Sisterhood Annual Bingo


Ivy Graff
Michele Bernstein
Vice President Membership
Phyllis Bellman
Vice President Membership
Fran Silverman
Vice President Religious and Cultural
Miriam Gendler
Vice President Ways & Means
Cecile Herskovitz
Vice President Ways & Means
Barbara Kaplan
Vice President Donor
Barbara Ponczek
Vice President Judaica Shop
Rachel Goldstein
Vice President Judaica Shop
Gail Weiner
Vice President Judaica Shop
Denise Kolber
Vice President Communications
Dani Becker Acting Financial Secretary
Hedy Hoffman Treasurer
Terry Jaffe
Recording Secretary
Beth Gittlen
Vice President Dove Tale