Sisterhood is a diverse group of Jewish women of varying ages who provide support to many aspects of Adath Israel synagogue life; while enjoying being part of a warm and friendly community that promotes Jewish values and traditions. Our members work closely with the Board and the Executive. As members of the Board, we participate in fundraising, membership, programming, special interest groups and a wide variety of Shul projects.
Our Sisterhood programs include a very popular Tuesday morning study group, where about 50 women gather for breakfast, study and discussion with guest lecturers. Topics may include; Torah study, current events, art, music, Jewish history and customs, Israel and other areas of interest. Each week we are left with much food for thought and discussion.
Our Synagogue is well known for its afternoon needlecraft group known as “Golden Hands”. Originally our motive was to create quilted art that would reflect mostly Judaica, such as challah, matza and Torah covers, wall hangings and anything we could create to become heirlooms for future generations.
Today, we have over 60 paid-up members and our group has expanded to include, not only quilting but also knitting, needlepoint, beading and other art forms. We shlep nachas from each other’s beautiful handiwork and remain a cohesive, socializing group.
To address the current needs of younger women in the shul family, we have expanded our platforms and developed a social group called the “new Ya-Ya Sisterhood which provide young women energetic programs like cooking classes, movies and canvas and cocktail paint nights. This group has also been a wonderful way to build bridges between women of all ages.
Sisterhood has successfully run the Judaica Art Shop and which we are planning to up date.
Membership in Sisterhood has created many long term friendships and Synagogue leaders. It is truly a “sister” institution