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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. Sisterhood, along with the synagogue's Men's Club, 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 2018-19:

Donna Bruckner- Co-President
Faye Lebish - Programming
Lauren Gray - Membership
Melissa Sklar - Co-President
Estelle Rydell - Programming
Eti Azizy - Membership
Reba Bachrach - Treasurer
Beth Walter - Programming
Esti Kleinman - Membership
Neda Gayle - Recording/Corresponding Secretary
Edye Mahaffey - Ways & Means
Reba Bachrach - Gift Shop Liaison
Wendy Vitale - Financial Secretary
Fern Meharg - Ways & Means
Tamara Jacobs - Immed. Past President
Sandy Bailey - Torah Fund
Judy Fineman - Ways & Means

Sign Up for Evening Minyan

Do a mitzvah with Sisterhood. Join us for Thursday evening minyan. 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.


Upcoming Events:

Z'havah Kickoff Event - Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Sisterhood Kickoff Event - Monday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m.
Sisterhood Book Club - Sunday, September 22, at 10:00 a.m.
Red Seal Craft Studio - Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Judaica & Gifts Shop

Our Sisterhood is pleased to provide you 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 who provide this service. Our shop 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. 



Mon, September 16 2019 16 Elul 5779