Belong. Connect. Grow.
East End Temple Sisterhood is a multigenerational women’s group committed to mobilizing and supporting the life of East End Temple and the community at large. Through its financial contributions, Sisterhood supports the Temple building and facilities, creates and executes meaningful social programs, sends gifts to our B’nai Mitzvah and out-of-town college students. Timely and insightful programming addresses the needs and interests of both Sisterhood and Temple membership.
2019 – 2020 Programs
Food For Families
Sundays, 12:00–2:00 pm
10/6, 11/10, 12/8, 1/5, 2/2, 3/1
Temple families prepare meals for the hungry in our city. The meals are picked up by a City Harvest truck and brought to pantries where they are distributed within hours. All welcome. Bring five loaves of whole wheat bread, 16 pieces of fruit and wear a hat to comply with Health Department regulations.
Panel Discussion: Local Women, Local Politics
Sunday, November 17, 10:30 am
Local women politicians discuss their experiences and thoughts on their role in the current political landscape. Panel discussion will feature Assemblymember Deborah Glick, State Senator Liz Krueger, Councilmember Carlina Rivera, State Senator Julia Salazar. Moderated by Assemblymember Harvey Epstein. Light brunch served. All are welcome.
EET and Cordoba House Women – An Interfaith Discussion
Sunday, November 24, 10:30am
Women of our Jewish and Muslim communities are invited to discuss what faith and spirituality means and how it has helped in our daily lives. Potluck brunch; guests are encouraged to bring foods representing their culture.
POSTPONED TO 2020-2021 — Helene Spring Library Event
Author presentation, with a book sale and signing and homemade dessert buffet. Dani Shapiro will discuss her best-seller, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, and her quest to unlock the story of her own identity. All are welcome, including guests.
POSTPONED TO 2020-2021 — Sisterhood Shabbat
Speaking Truth To Power: Women’s Advocacy Can Change the World. Come celebrate our Sisterhood’s contributions to EET and hear Rabbi Marla Feldman, Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism, who will speak about WRJ’s history and Social Justice initiatives.
Tuesday, April 14, 6:00–9:00 pm
Annual all-women seder celebrates Passover from a woman’s perspective. Led by our Cantor, it’s potluck with special haggadah readings, singing and dancing, and great food.
For Sisterhood members and their women guests. Reservations required.
Rosh Chodesh Study Sessions
Sundays, 10:30-12:00 pm
1/12, 2/16, 3/15, 4/26, 5/17, June TBA
Engaging study and discussion about women in Torah and feminist Jewish theology, led by Judith Lorber, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies, CUNY Graduate Center. The theme for this year is The Hebrew Priestess. Women-only potluck brunch, reservations required.
Sundays 1:00–4:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Learn a simple stitch and participate in our Cold Weather Project to make a hat or scarf for New York’s needy. Yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks provided. Confer with our master knitters and crocheters on your own projects. All levels of interest are welcome.
Sisterhood Board Meetings
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
9/18, 11/13, 1/22, 3/18, 5/13
Meetings are open to all Sisterhood members. RSVP required.
Deepen your involvement with Sisterhood by giving your time and expertise – as much or as little as you wish. You’ll establish new friendships and connections, expand your knowledge and have fun, too. Note that Sisterhood membership also connects you to Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), a global network of women’s empowerment groups and sisterhoods. Join Sisterhood today!
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.