Temple Emanuel’s Sisterhood is a vital branch of our synagogue community. We’re a vibrant, dynamic group of women dedicated to contributing our time and talent to enrich the lives our congregants and the greater Jewish world as a spiritual, social and civic-minded organization. We incorporate fun at our social and educational programs, such as our annual Harvest Luncheon, book club meetings, and guest speaker events.


We help our Temple by:

  • Funding and operating the Gift Shop
  • Sending cards to temple members for life cycle events
  • Hosting the annual Break the Fast after Yom Kippur
  • Providing educational women’s programming
  • Honoring requests as needed for special events and programs for Temple Emanuel
  • Supporting the temple kitchen
  • Contributing to temple renovation and improvements
  • Encouraging youth by presenting b’nei mitzvah gifts and contributions to the religious school and preschool
  • Supporting Jewish summer programs by offering scholarships to temple member families
  • Organizing the Sisterhood Book Club
  • Fundraising through annual dues, our soup sale, gift shop sales, and New Year’s Greetings announcements
  • Providing the meal and hamentaschen each year for the temple Purim celebration along with a fun, interactive annual bake-off


President: Lori Baydush; email:
Treasurer: Carol Blau; email:
Membership: Regina Lobree; email:
Gift Shop: Margot Lobree, Adrienne Spindel, Marsha Strauss
Luncheon Coordinator: Gail Cohen


Click to activate your annual Sisterhood Membership online via ChaverWeb.  For 2016-17, we have a  new simplified dues structure:  $36, plus any additional donation you would like to make.  You may pay by credit card or check.
Click to read the Sisterhood Welcome letter.

Any questions about membership, please contact Regina Lobree, Sisterhood Membership Coordinator, email:

Gift Shop

Sisterhood supports and runs the Temple Emanuel Gift Shop featuring a collection of Judaica and other special items. For more information, go to our Gift Shop page.

For volunteer opportunities contact Margot Lobree, or to shop on a weekday, contact the temple office.

For more information on Temple Emanuel’s Sisterhood, email:


Sisterhood Book Club Wednesday, August 9, 2017 • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Off-Site

Read the selected book and join in the discussion. August 9: "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times ...

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Sisterhood HHD Greeting Booklet Kickoff Sunday, August 20, 2017 • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Share your New Year good wishes and support this Sisterhood fundraiser. Contact: Paige Meltzer

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Sisterhood Harvest Luncheon Sunday, September 10, 2017 • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sisterhood Harvest Luncheon will kick off the new year of programming.

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