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 2018-2019 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

2019-2020 Calendar
Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:30 PM Welcome Dinner
Sunday, November 17, 2019
7:00 PM
Game Night
Friday, November 16, 2019 Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday, December 20, 2019
6:00 PM
Hanukah Preneg
Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:00 PM Educational Program – Sisterhood Book Club is joining with Sisterhood to welcome author, Myla Goldberg to the Temple to discuss her new book, “Feast Your Eyes”.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 (Time to be determined) Cooking Class
Thursday, June 4, 2020
6:00 PM
Closing Dinner
2020-2021 Book Club List
September 24 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (discussion led by Donna Hendel)
November 5 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (discussion led by Michele Cooperstein)
January 28 Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (discussion led by Laurie Browngoehl)
March 25 What The Wind Knows by Amy Harmon (discussion to be led by Margaret Husick)
May 6 The Farm by Joanne Ramos (discussion to be led by Gina Levin)
As of now all gatherings will be held in the Temple Sholom library at 7:30 pm.
Copies of these books are available for loan from the Temple Sholom Library. These books are limited to a 3 week checkout.
Please let Donna Hendel know if you would like to lead the discussion on any of the above evenings.
New readers are always welcome so pass the word!

Board of Directors

2019 to 2020

Bimah Baskets Susan Farber and Honore Poch
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
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


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