Temple Shalom Sisterhood


We are the Sisters of Shalom.
Working together for Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Good.

Sisterhood is a great place to cultivate friendships while enjoying study, worship, advocacy, and social events. Your participation provides assistance to our Temple, our youth, and the community.

We welcome Sisters of all ages, backgrounds, and in all stages of life.  Whether you have just graduated college, have small children at home, work full-time, have retired, or something in-between, there is something magical about women supporting women, sharing their knowledge and offering their friendship and counsel. We are women on a mission to inspire the women of Temple Shalom Dallas to build enduring relationships with Torah, Reform Judaism, and each other through education, service, and support to the Temple and broader community.  We are women who study together, play and laugh together, worship together and work together toward goals of Tikkun Olam – making the world a better place. And, we’d love to have you join us. 

Have a question? Email our Sisterhood President:  Alice Rosen at alicerosen@hotmail.com.

Go to Sisterhood’s Upcoming Events to see what’s coming up! 

Click HERE or scan the QR code below to be directed to our membership registration page. 

Temple Shalom Sisterhood Executive Board
To find a Sisterhood Board member click here: Sisterhood Board 2023-25.

History of Temple Shalom’s Sisterhood
Click HERE to learn about our history, including how we’ve changed and grown over the years.   You can also find our current By-Laws here. 

The New 2023 Sisterhood Board Installed
On May 20, 2023, our new and past board members met at Cafe de France for a Sisterhood Luncheon and Installation.  







Alice Rosen, 2023-25 Sisterhood President

2023-24 Sisterhood board members: Ilene Zidow, Laney Arndt, Alice Rosen, Robyn Klein, Reesa Portnoy, Laurel Fisher, Brenda Butnick, Linda Widman, Ann Weintraub, Kassandra Sturgess, Robyn Carafiol

Meet our 2023 Woman of Valor – Toba Reifer

On March 26th, 2022, almost 200 people gathered to recognize this year’s Woman of Valor, Toba Reifer. Toba is a passionate woman who has exemplified strong leadership throughout her many years of service to our community. She might be small in stature but her enthusiasm and commitment to helping others is mighty.  She has volunteered on numerous Sisterhood, Temple, JFS, and SWJC committees including WRJ’s YES fund event, the Membership Committee, the Belonging Committee, and Caring Congregation at Temple. She is currently on Sisterhood’s board as Corresponding Secretary.  A fantastic luncheon was enjoyed by all while watching an amazing fashion show.  Mazel Tov to the entire Spring Event committee for planning such an incredible celebration:  Alice Rosen, Judi Lerner, Toni Lachman, Robyn Klein, Toba Reifer, Keo Strull, Kassandra Sturgess, Gail Davidson, Staci Mendelsohn, Brenda Butnick, Ann Weintraub, and Laney Arndt.

Sisterhood Chanukkah Brunch
On Saturday, December 17th, 2022, more than 3o Sisterhood members gathered at the home of Chris Harris for a scrumptious potluck Chanukkah brunch and gift exchange.  The weather might have been a bit chilly, but the love shown by everyone was heartwarming.  

Shalom Bayit (Social Action Programming)

Jewish law includes within it a blueprint for a just and ethical society, where everyone gives to one another, helps one another, and protects one another.

October 2, 2022, Sisterhood members gathered to write postcards to infrequent registered voters, encouraging them to go to the polls.  More than 250 postcards were written that day!   Thanks to all who participated.

To get involved in Shalom Bayit, Sisterhood’s Social Justice committee, or for more information, contact Robyn Carafiol at RCarafiol@robinsonclay.com  

2nd Annual Sisterhood-led Shabbat
On Friday, August 26th, 2023, Temple Shalom’s Shabbat service was led entirely by women.  It was such an incredibly uplifting and joyful evening.  Our sisterhood members wrote and orchestrated the beautiful and spiritual service which was enriched by the music of Mandy Monreal and Cantorial student Hallie Weiner.  We were honored to have our WRJ Southwest President, Phyllis Strassburg joining us for Shabbat.  Our service concluded with a dance around the chapel to Miriam’s song. A huge thank you to Laurel Fisher for writing our beautiful service, to Linda Widman and Brenda Butnick for organizing the event, and of course to all of the Sisterhood members who participated on the bema or in the audience. Sisterhood is only great because of all of you!


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