Sisterhood

Find a family of friends through Temple Emanu-El's Sisterhood. We hold potlucks, retreats, women's ritual activities (Rosh Hodesh, Seder, spiritual day, leading Shabbat services), educational programs, leadership training, political events and numerous other activities. These focus on fulfilling one's potential as a Jewish woman. Many events are temple and community-wide.

If you are interested in learning more about Sisterhood, becoming a member, or obtaining a schedule of our events, please email sisterhood@templesanjose.org or click here for more information.

Sisterhood Membership

If you are interested in joining Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, download the form here.

Our Mission

We are a service organization dedicated to promoting the program of the WRJ,and URJ as follows:

  1. To uphold and aid the activities of Temple Emanu-El and its Religious School.
  2. To foster and further the highest ideals of Judaism and humanitarian causes in the community and throughout the world.
  3. To promote closer fellowship among its members.

Tree of Life

A beautiful plaque housed within the Temple House, the Tree of Life was donated by Sisterhood to inspire future generations.  For a donation of $218, you can honor friends, family and life cycle events or memorialize loved ones with an inscribed leaf. All donations benefit the Levin Learning Center and School Building Fund.

Contact the Temple Administrative office for more information about ordering your leaf.

Temple Judaica Shop

Sisterhood volunteers run the Temple Judaica Shop. Profits from our Judaica Shop help support our Temple, the Religious School, and Sisterhood projects. 

Hours
By appointment with Lynda Chase - (408) 505-7498 or email at nvrdwnmom@gmail.com.

More about Sisterhood and WRJ

Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood is a member of Women of Reform Judaism and The Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. Founded in 1913, WRJ represents 100,000 members in 13 countries, 600 Sisterhoods and 12 District Federations. As the women's affiliate of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, WRJ works on behalf of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and is founder and supporter of the Jewish Braille Institute of America, Inc.

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