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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 2023-24:

Neda Gayle & Helaine Mark - Co-Presidents Beth Levin - Financial Secretary
Lauren Levetan - Parliamentarian/Immediate Past Pres. Phyllis Silverstein- Corresponding & Recording Secretary
Co-VPs Ways & Means
Reba BachrachLara Rush & Lauren Gray - Gift Shop Co-Liaisons
Linda DiamondDana Shefsky & Joy Gerst - VPs Programming  
Dana Sobel & Shana La Vine - VPs Membership Myra Goldberg - Book Club Chairperson
Sandy Bailey - VPs Torah Fund Dana Greenberg - Gift Shop Bookkeeper
Reba Bachrach - Treasurer Rachel Slomovitz - Social Media Coordinator
Sandy Bailey - Torah Fund Campaign Chairperson 
and Festival Meal Coordinator

Sign-up for Morning Minyan

Do a mitzvah with Sisterhood. Join us for Sunday morning minyan. For additional information, click here to 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). Women's League designs a new pin for Torah Fund donors each year. If you are interested in supporting the Torah Fund, please contact Sandy Bailey.

Judaica & Gift 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 of operation:
Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (During Religious School)
Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (During Religious School)

To contact the Judaica and Gift Shop by email, click here.

To order from our online gift shop, click here.

Sisterhood Rent-a-Piece Topiaries

JNF - Tree Order Form

Mon, May 27 2024 19 Iyyar 5784