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Five Star Review of The Real Housewives of Shushan

Yasher Koach to Bonnie Hollis and Barbara Levadi for presenting our Rosh Chodesh program for the month of Adar II, "The Real Housewives of Shusan"!  The evening began with our candle lighting ceremony. This month four women lit candles in honor or memory of women in their lives who are or [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Rosh Chodesh, Sisterhood|0 Comments

Reflections on the “Home and Home” Experience

Reflection by Sara Wasserman, member since Summer 2015 One of the aspects that drew our family to Temple Emanu-El last summer was Rabbi Litcofsky's strong vision of Judaism enacted through social justice. More than just practicing religion at home and inside the temple walls, Temple Emanu-El is outward looking, with Rabbi Litcofsky [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Social Action|2 Comments

Daughters of the Moon Celebrate Tevet

Daughters of the Moon is lead by Susan Posner, long time member of Temple Emanu-El and our Sisterhood's Spiritual Chair. We meet each month to celebrate the new month and new moon and appreciate a rich experience celebrating women. Susan coordinates an authentic and meaningful program that allows for us all [...]

By | January 3rd, 2016|Rosh Chodesh, Sisterhood|0 Comments

A Magical Evening Enjoyed by Sisterhood Members

Seventy women attended Temple Emanu-El's Sisterhood’s Membership event on Sunday, October 25th. They enjoyed a cocktail hour with delicious appetizers, an Italian dinner catered by Ricci's, wine, and dessert. The group was entertained and charmed by magician Ali Shelley who has won numerous awards, including the Society of American Magicians’ Most [...]

Register TODAY for A Magical Evening with Sisterhood

Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El Membership Dinner Sunday, October 25 5:00PM Appetizers & Raffles 6:00PM Italian Dinner Buffet & Wine 7:00PM Magic Performance by Ali Shelley 8:00PM Dessert    This event is open to any woman that has paid their membership dues for 2015-2016. If you haven't already paid your dues, you can click here to join. Dues must be paid BEFORE Sunday, [...]

By | October 20th, 2015|Sisterhood, Sisterhood Event|0 Comments

Sisterhood Sukkah Event is a Success

Sisterhood's opening event, Sisters in the Sukkah, was a huge success with more than fifty women attending on Monday, September 28th. At check-in we asked the women to write on their name badges a person - alive or not - that they would invite into the sukkah. This ritual is called [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|Featured, Sisterhood, Sisterhood Event, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

HIAS Helps Refugees Find Shelter and Safety

Jean Goldstein, long time temple member, has been very touched by the plight of Syrian refugees. Upon Jean's request, Sisterhood combined their celebration of harvest and plenty at Sisters in the Sukkah Monday evening with a collection of funds to go to HIAS, a Jewish agency that stands for a world in [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|Sisterhood|2 Comments

Sisters in the Sukkah

Sisters in the Sukkah Sushi, Salad, Sangria, Sweets Monday, September 28th @ 7:00PM in the Courtyard Shake the Lulav    Israeli Dancing All Sisterhood Members* Are Welcome Bring Your Mothers.  Bring Your Daughters Ages 13 and Up. $18.00 Per attendee PLEASE RSVP HERE & PAY BY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH Questions?  contact [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Featured, Sisterhood, Sisterhood Event, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Charity Day: Shop Smart Do Good

EVERY DOLLAR FIGHTS BACK LORD & TAYLOR CHARITY DAY: SHOP SMART DO GOOD Saturday, October 3rd * 9AM-10PM The Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel is proud to be participating in Lord & Taylor’s Charity Day: Shop Smart Do Good on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Purchase your savings pass TODAY for $5.00 [...]

By | September 20th, 2015|Featured, Fundraiser, Sisterhood, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Valerie Schnapp Reflects on Hillel International Peer Engagement Institute

This post is featuring guest blogger Val Schnapp who is the daughter of temple members Heidi & Rob Schnapp and is about to start her second year at Virginia Tech. This trip is what I have been looking forward to all summer, going to the Hillel International Peer Engagement Institute [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|College Students, Featured, Teens, Upcoming Event|0 Comments