Yom Shishi, 1 Sivan 5777






“My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer For All Peoples”


To provide a spiritual,

cultural and educational environment inspired by the highest Reform Jewish values.

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Women of Reform Judaism - Sisterhood

Sisterhood at Ohef Sholom Temple is exactly as the name implies – a community of women who gather together for spiritual, educational, and social growth with Judaism as our common thread. It is a community of women joined together to do more than each one can do alone, committed to serving the needs of our diverse membership, both present and future. Our members are strong women from all walks of life, varying backgrounds and all ages.

OST Sisterhood is joined with over 100,000 other women from 600 Sisterhoods throughout the U.S., Canada, and 14 other countries through our active membership in Women of Reform Judaism. Our Sisterhood members take great pride in knowing that they belong to an organization that champions civil rights, women's rights, and children's rights.

OST Sisterhood is a vital part of congregational life at OST. Throughout the year, Sisterhood is involved in many Temple events. In addition to coordinating the Friday night Oneg Shabbats, Sisterhood usually hosts the popular Chanukah and Purim Dinners. The cold of January brings the warmth of the annual Sisterhood Shabbat Service, a truly special evening of worship! There are many other programs and events through the year. Sisterhood has monthly Board Meetings where we plan our programs and build our friendships while helping the Temple. All are welcome to attend. Please check the temple bulletin for news of Sisterhood activities.

Membership in Sisterhood is a rewarding and stimulating experience. We are always happy to have women join our Sisterhood, but are even happier to have them participate and get involved! Please join us in giving our community of women a collective presence and a voice of strength.

Chanukah and Purim dinners, the Judaica Shop, Sisterhood Shabbat, Oneg Shabbats, informative programs, social and other activities are part of this dedicated group of Women's commitment to Ohef Sholom Temple. A wonderful way to see old friends and meet new ones.

Mission Statement

Sisterhood’s mission is to foster the highest ideals of Judaism, to promote closer community among its members, and to further the religious, social and educational activities of Ohef Sholom Temple.


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Sisterhood Officers


Margaret Sawyer
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Nichole Kushner
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A Note from the Sisterhood

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