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Congregation Etz Chaim Sisterhood, a member of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, is a supportive and caring community of women of all ages providing countless benefits to the synagogue, Religious School, Preschool, Youth Department, the community at large, and our valued members. We offer year-round programming, including Mah Jongg, Book Club, Rosh Chodesh minyan, and many social programs for our members, Z'havah, and the Congregation. Sisterhood also operates the Judaica and Gifts Shop in our synagogue.

Etz Chaim's Sisterhood enriches the congregation through our Annual High Holiday Greeting and Remembrance Book, Sisterhood Shabbat, Mishloach Manot, High Holiday babysitting, as well as sponsoring kiddush lunch for Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Sukkot and break the fast, and nosherei for Purim. Along with the synagogue's Men's Club, Sisterhood provides gifts to our B'nai Mitzvah and Confirmands supports our Education Department and scholarships for continuing education.

Our community outreach programs include knitting/crocheting for Must Ministries, providing kosher meals for Rebecca's Tent for the month of February, and supporting Jewish National Fund by selling trees for Israel.

Sisterhood Board 2021-22:

Fern Meharg - Co-President
Bonnie Silverman - VP Membership
Lauren Levetan - Co-President
Sandy Bailey - VP Torah Fund
Melissa Sklar - Parliamentarian/Immediate Past President
Reba Bachrach - Treasurer
Elizabeth Low - VP Ways & Means
Wendy Vitale - Financial Secretary
Helaine Mark - VP Ways & Means
Lauren Gray - Corresponding & Recording Sec.
Neda Gayle - VP Programming
Amy Cohen - Social Media Secretary
Reba Bachrach & Lauren Gray - Gift Shop Co-Liaisons


Sign-up for Evening Minyan

Do a mitzvah with Sisterhood. Join us for Thursday evening minyan. For additional information, click here for see our flyer. Please sign up here.


Z’havah, meaning gold, generating our leadership development, promotes the engagement of the younger women within the congregation whose enthusiasm, excitement and energy enable them to connect with their peers through Jewish values, programs, and traditions. Z’havah is a special interest group under the umbrella of Sisterhood and is open to all women in the 20-40ish age range; single, married, young, professional or not, with or without children.

Torah Fund 

The Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism strengthens Jewish education by supporting scholarships and programming at these Conservative/Masorti institutes of higher Jewish learning: the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires), and Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam). Each year, Women's League designs a new pin for Torah Fund donors. If you are interested in supporting the Torah Fund, please contact Sandy Bailey.

Judaica & Gifts Shop

Our Sisterhood is pleased to provide you with a shopping experience where you can purchase all of your Judaica. Our shop sells everything from tallitot to ritual objects and jewelry. We are one of the few congregations in the metro area that provide this service. Our hours are Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during Religious School, and Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To contact the Judaica and Gifts Shop by email, click here.

Order from our Judaica & Gifts Shop online, click here.

Sisterhood Rent-a-Piece Topiaries               JNF - Tree Order Form     Judaica & Gifts Shop Link 

2022 Mah Jongg Cards       

Wed, October 27 2021 21 Cheshvan 5782