Sisterhood 2013

Sisterhood is an active and caring group that encompasses women of all ages. Programs are held throughout the year, and rotate between mornings, afternoons and evenings to accommodate our members’ lifestyles and schedules. For more information, contact

Sisterhood operates a full service gift shop,  The Gift Garden, which features a bar/bat mitzvah gift registry, an invitation service, personalized kippot, tallitot, ketubot, Passover wines, other Judaica, and snacks. Proceeds from The Gift Garden benefit the Temple. Volunteers operate the Gift Garden. We are always looking for additional volunteers.

This dynamic organization also sponsors a variety of Temple events and programs, including numerous Tzedakah projects, bimah baskets, college gifts, mitzvah corps, etc. Sisterhood's activities generate significant funds for our congregation.

Sisterhood runs new and innovative programs every year as referenced in our 2017-2018 calendar below.

Temple Sholom in Broomall is affiliated with Women of Reform Judaism. and The Federation of Temple Sisterhoods


Sisterhood Executive Board
Advisors Donna Hendel and Fran Epstein
Recording Secretary Barbara Barr
Financial Secretary Margaret Husick
Treasurer Harriet Schultz-Rosenblatt
Historian Lisa Schubert
2017-2018 Calendar
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM Welcome Dinner 
Sunday, November 19 , 2017 7:00 PM Game Night
Friday, December 15, 2017 5:30 PM  Chanukah Dinner
Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:30 PM  Educational Program
Sunday, March 4, 2018 4:00 PM  HIAS PA Education Evening: Movie, Dinner, & Social Action Project
Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:00 AM Mother’s Day Greenhouse Herb Sale & Gift Garden Sale
Thursday, May, 31, 2018 6:00 PM Closing Dinner
2017-2018 Book Club List
October 5 Along The Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
December 14 The Course of Love by Alain De Botton
February1 The Paradox of Choice – Why More is Less by Barry Schwarz
April 5 The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
June 7 This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Copies of these books will be available for loan from the Temple Sholom Library. These books are limited to a 3 week checkout.
Board of Directors
Bimah Baskets Sandra Barth
College Coordinator Evalyn Elias
Gift Garden Linda Phillips
Gift Registry Nancy Hays
Invitations Nancy Hays
Gift Wrap Chair  
Happiness and Memorial Cards Shirley Birenbaum
JNF Trees Shirley Birenbaum
Shana Tova Greeting Cards Elyse and Daniel Endy
Sisterhood Book Club Michele Cooperstein and Laurie Browngoehl
Social Action Community Liaison Amy Berkowitz
Sisterhood Annual Projects and Contributions

Sisterhood’s fundraising events sponsor the following programs throughout the year:

ARZA/ World Union


Federation of Allied Jewish Appeal

College Students’ Holiday Gifts

Confirmation Bibles

Employee Holiday Gifts

High Holiday Flowers

JNF Trees

Life Center of Delaware County

Mitzvah Corps

New Members’ Reception

Scholarship Awards

Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy

Sunday School Students’ Holiday Gift

Temple Sholom Hanukkah Dinner

Temple Sholom Hospice

Temple Sholom Library

Temple Sholom Preschool

Temple Sholom Religious Education

Temple Sholom Scholar-in-Residence Oneg

Temple Sholom Sisterhood Oneg

Temple Sholom Youth Groups

Tzedakah Fund

Women of Reform Judaism

Women’s Spirituality Classes

YES Fund