Belong. Connect. Grow.

East End Temple Sisterhood is an intergenerational 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.

Join Sisterhood today!

Click here to see our 2019-2020 Sisterhood Board.

2019 - 2020 Programs

Local Women, Local Politics

Sunday, November 17, 10:30 am

Meet our local women politicians as they discuss their experiences and thoughts on their role in the current political landscape, moderated by our Assemblyman, Harvey Epstein.  Light brunch served.

Helene Spring Library Event
Sunday, March 22, 1:00 pm

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.


Sisterhood Shabbat

Friday, March 27, 6:15 pm

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.

Lilith Seder

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. 

Food For Families

Sundays, 12:00–2:00 pm

10/6, 11/10, 12/8, 1/5, 2/2, 3/1, 3/29

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.

Rosh Chodesh Study Sessions

Sundays, 10:30-12:00 pm

1/12, 2/16, 3/15, 4/26, 5/17

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.

Stitch-A-Thon

Sundays 1:00–4:00 pm

1/5, 3/1, 3/29

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.

Get Involved!

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 sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.