Sisterhood

Sisterhood provides a community for the women of our synagogue and an outlet for their creative energy, talent, interests, and leadership potential. “We women [are] like the letters of the Torah, each one individually different, yet creating meaning in our unity…” *

What We Do…
Support the initiatives of Women of Reform Judaism, our national organization
Contribute to the synagogue operating funds
Help fund projects & programs
Pay mailing costs for Temple Topics
Contributed to the resurfacing of our playground
Provided cribs for the infant center to our School of Early Learning
Operate our gift shop
Gifts for each Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Provide tuition aid for post-confirmation education
Plan fund-raising events
Serve our synagogue and community
Create opportunities for spiritual fulfillment 

How Do We Do It?
Collection of membership dues
Proceeds from our gift shop & other fundrasing events and programs
We work together and support each other

Why Do We Do It?
We are committed to supporting our community, synagogue and other women
Working together we can accomplish more than we can alone
The opportunities for friendship, personal growth, spiritual growth, and service

Sisterhood Activities Include:
Vintage Jewelry, Accessory, & Home Goods Sale
Sisterhood/Brotherhood Shabbat
Spring Supper
Rosh Chodesh Gatherings & Sukkot Potluck Dinner
Mah Jongg Classes (beginner and advanced) & Weekly Games
Shredding Day
Gift Shop
Bingo
Sunday Morning Programs
Book Club
Broadway Bus Trips
Hanukkah Secret Shop for students in our School of Early Learning & Mensch Lab
Apples and Honey Rosh Hashanah Morning

Help support Old York Road Temple-Beth Am and Sisterhood while having fun!  Give us an hour, attend a program, help plan an event. Contact any of our board members for more information.

Co-Presidents, Brenda Goodis, Tobie Schupack
Treasurer, Gloria Zucker
Recording Secretary, Bonnie Greenwald
Corresponding Secretary, Janice Goren
Financial Secretary, Graceanne Adamo
Membership, Sara Bloom, Lisa Provost
Programming, Susan Ostrich, Bonnie Surrey
Ways and Means, Miriam Buchsbaum, Andrea Daly, Pearl Jahr, Sandy Sham, Toby Shpigel
Gift Shop, Nancy Chesin, Eileen Simmons
Religion, Sue Fleishman, Lorna Tabby
Temple Topics, Allison Levin
Members at Large, Nancy Oblon, Alison Walters
Immediate Past Presidents, Gail Arnopol, Linda Kline

We are indeed stronger together! 

*  From The Presence of Women, by Rivka Haut, in Daughters of the King: Women and the Synagogue.  Ed. Susan Grossman & Rivka Haut.  The Jewish Publication Society.  Philadelphia & Jerusalem, 1992.