Belong. Connect. Grow.
The Sisterhood of East End Temple brings together women in all stages of life in friendship, leadership, and intellectual and spiritual growth. We listen to women’s voices and promote their interests, passions, ideas, and concerns. Together we engage in tikkun olam by producing timely and relevant programming, fundraising, and advocating for social justice, while nurturing the life of the congregation, its leaders, and the community at large.
Join Sisterhood today!
We are happy to announce that we can offer a few different options to make an annual dues donation to Sisterhood:
To pay online, by echeck or credit card, please click here. As the temple does pay a fee for all online payments, we do ask that you include any fees in your payment, although not required. You will receive a receipt of your donation by email.
To pay with a paper check, please click here. Your cancelled check is your receipt.
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we adjust to our changing circumstances, such as meeting virtually versus meeting in person, we will continue to update this page with locations and links. Programs are open to all, unless otherwise specified. Please send any questions and RSVPs to email@example.com, except where noted.
Lunchtime Speaker Series, First Wednesdays, 1:00pm
Join us as we present and promote the interests, skills and passions of our EET women. Open to the community. Speakers to be announced.
Every Thursday, 10:00am
Beth Gerson leads a writing workshop using our experiences and different writing styles. This is an ongoing workshop; no prior attendance required. Pre-registration is required — for the registration link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mah Jongg Lessons and Play
Learn Mah Jongg from our resident experts and play virtually (using RealMahJongg.com). Once we are able, we will host in-person play and lessons. If you are interested in learning, buying a Mah Jongg card, or finding people to play with, send an email to email@example.com.
Keep checking this page for details about our 2021-2022 programs, which will include:
- “A Celebration of Gratitude” — a gathering of EET women in Stuyvesant Square Park
- Chocolate tasting led by a culinary historian
- Food For Families — a return of our program to feed hungry New Yorkers
- Panel discussion on gender-based organizations
- Virtual Bingo
- Rosh Chodesh brunch/Biblical study, focusing on Miriam
- Lilith Seder
- Sisterhood Shabbat
- Annual Library Event
- … and more!
Engaging in tikkun olam – our fundraising and advocacy programs
Sisterhood supports a number of worthy causes for those in need as well as temple staff, clergy and building projects. If you are interested in donating to any of our funds and/or honoring a loved one, please refer to the Contribute page.
Led by Jodi Malcom, donations celebrating birthdays and other life events are given to groups that empower women and girls. Last year we donated to as the Safe Passage Project, and the Correctional Association of New York. Jodi reaches out to all of our Sisterhood members with a birthday surprise.
Food For Families Funds
Led by a team of Sisterhood women for almost 30 years, we gather to make meals to feed hungry New Yorkers, which are picked up and distributed by City Harvest. Donations to these funds are used to buy the meal-making ingredients and materials. You can make donations in honor of a loved one to our Food For Families fund via the Contribute page.
Helene Spring Library Fund
A jewel of the temple, our library houses an extensive collection from which temple members may browse and borrow. Named for one of EET’s founding members, who is both a past temple president and Sisterhood president, we raise funds to keep our library beautiful and well-stocked.
Sisterhood Leadership Development Fund
We are dedicated to creating leaders who can develop programs to enhance our EET community and to raise funds to support meaningful projects. Women of Reform Judaism, along with other leadership organizations, provides us with access to many development tools, from conferences to training presentations. Monies in this fund will be used to take advantage of those tools in order to support the enhancement of leadership skills of current Sisterhood members and to develop future Sisterhood leaders.
Programs On Hold…
East End Temple Sisterhood Theater Program
Theater lovers look forward to seeing Broadway shows once again when the lights come on and the curtain goes up. We will keep you posted.
While we await another sale, we are continuing to collect jewelry. If you have jewelry you no longer wear, items you have inherited, or gifts that were not quite your style, we would love to have them. For more information on how to make a donation, email Sisterhood at firstname.lastname@example.org.