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, 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.

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


Sisterhood Executive Board
Coordinators Donna Hendel and Fran Epstein
Recording Secretary Barbara Barr
Co-Treasurers Harriet Schultz-Rosenblatt
Mindy Clearfield
Historian Lisa Schubert
Sisterhood Representative to the Temple Board Barbara Barr

2022-2023 Calendar
Sisterhood’s very busy season included all of these activities: outdoor movie screening; docent-led walk through Stoneleigh natural gardens; professionally-led Zoom program on empathy; planning meeting for all members; huge participation in the synagogue’s Shared History Project; Congregational-wide Hanukkah reception; Zoom meeting to form future committees; two ongoing programs meeting on a regular basis – Canasta and Knitting; how to make rugelach (and then take it home, bake it and eat it!); visit to Kilwin’s chocolate store where we made our own chocolate barks to bring home, with dinner at a nearby restaurant; Zoom program where members shared their Mini Jewish Journeys, and a Zoom Social Hour.

Several plans are already set for the Fall of 2023 and after. Refer back to the Temple Sholom website to stay informed!

2022-2023 Book Club List
This year we read Crazy to Leave You; The Weight of Ink; Why Do Jewish? (The author joined us on Zoom); The Matchmaker’s Gift (The author joined us on Zoom); The Convention of Wives, and The Thread Collectors. Selections for 2023-2024 will be posted here when announced.
The contacts for Sisterhood Book Club are Michele Cooperstein and Laurie Browngoehl. We are meeting on Zoom five times this year.
Copies of these books are available for loan from the Temple Sholom Library. These books are limited to a 3 week checkout.
New readers are always welcome so pass the word!
Board of Directors
Bimah Baskets Susan Farber and
Honore Poch
Evalyn Elias
Gift Garden Linda Phillips
Happiness and
Memorial Cards
Shirley Birenbaum
JNF Trees Shirley Birenbaum
Shana Tova
Greeting Cards
Elyse and Daniel Endy
Book Club
Michele Cooperstein
and Laurie Browngoehl
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
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

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