Have a question? Email Sisterhood President Laurel Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020-2021 membership registration opens June 1st!
Come Rock With Us! Together We Can Move Mountains!
Temple Shalom Sisterhood Executive Board
To find a Sisterhood Board member click here: Sisterhood Board 2019-20
Sisterhood Supports Temple Shalom
Anticipating the needs of the congregation as we begin to re-open our beautiful building, Sisterhood is proud to present $5,000 to the Temple to help defray some of the costs associated with this process. Our long standing tradition of support to the congregation could not be possible without our dedicated members. Thank YOU for being a part of the Sisters of Shalom.
News from WRJ Southwest
Read about what’s happening in our WRJ Southwest District by clicking HERE to find the Southwest District Schmooze.
Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
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. Sisterhood’s
Social Action Committee, Shalom Bayit, has adopted Family Violence as it’s platform. Now is the time you can help protect those faced with family violence.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) needs to be reauthorized. (Click HERE to learn more about the law.) VAWA addresses domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. It funds shelter services, legal assistance, hotlines, counseling and prevention programs. The House recently passed HR 1585, the Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act of 2019, with bipartisan support! The Senate has yet to pass its version. For the Senate, there appears to be three sticking points: expanded protections for LGBTQ people and Native American women, and a gun safety provision.
We are proud to announce that Temple Shalom will be part of the new Reproductive Health and Rights Campaign of the WRJ/RAC! Shira Feinberg, Colleen Kravulski and Gwynne Waldorf are our new Reproductive Health and Rights chairpersons.
“Domestic violence is a reproductive justice issue because those who experience intimate partner violence often experience reproductive control, birth control sabotage, and/or sexual assault, all of which can lead to unintended pregnancy”. (from JWI)
To get involved in Shalom Bayit or for more information, contact Lori Kleinfield (email@example.com) or Gwynne Waldorf (firstname.lastname@example.org). Check out “Sisterhood’s Upcoming Events“ page to find out about our next meeting.
Temple Shalom Sisterhood Recognition
Sisterhood received two Or Ami awards. Our YES Fund event last February featuring Susan Bass and Mark Kreditor at the piano will receive an Honorable Mention and our Shalom Bayit Social Justice Panel Discussion will receive a Bronze Award. The Or Ami “Light of My People” Award for Special Achievement is given to recognize exemplary social justice, community service, and educational programming that serves as a model for other WRJ Districts and sisterhoods. Mazel Tov to us!
Sisterhood We Care Committee’s purpose is to provide friendship, support and strength to our sisters through all of life’s special moments. We Care volunteers bring cheer to our sisters who are ill or in need of help in short term situations. We are collectively here for all of our members and happy to have new faces on the We Care Committee. Please contact Carol Preite at 972-618-4094, Laurel Fisher at email@example.com, or Ilene Zidow at firstname.lastname@example.org, if there is something that we can do to assist you or if you would like to become a member of the We Care Committee. Should you have a special need during this challenging time, please let us know and we will respond as possible.
Start a new Tradition and volunteer at Traditions!
We are currently looking for several people to work in Traditions Gift shop. No experience necessary; all training will be provided.
If you like talking to people, can work a 2-3 hour shift at least 2 days a month, and aren’t afraid to work a cash register, this might be the perfect opportunity. As an added bonus, you’ll receive a 15% discount on all regularly priced merchandise. Volunteers are needed during the week (Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday) and on Sundays.
Come Join the Traditions Team!
Traditions is Holding a Vintage Judaica Sale
Traditions is still accepting gently used Judaica for our Vintage Judaica corner. Come shop the great collection of much loved-gently used Vintage Judaica that has already been donated to Traditions. As always, 100% of proceeds go back to Sisterhood. Contact Ellen Schwartz for further information, email@example.com.