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Temple Beth El Sisterhood invites you to join us as we make our community a place for friendship, volunteering, learning, and fun. All are welcome, regardless of gender identity. Sisterhood is a part of Women of Reform Judaism, giving us opportunities to connect with people from other congregations and advocate for social justice around the world.

Join Sisterhood today!

Click one of the choices below to pay your Sisterhood membership dues online. (A PayPal account is not needed. Simply click "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" on the PayPal page.)

Membership Levels:
Sarah $36

Rebecca $54

Leah $72

Rachel $90

Miriam $180


About Sisterhood

We Support Our Congregation

- Welcomes new congregational members into our Temple family
- Sponsors and hosts Oneg Shabbats after Friday evening services throughout the year
- Operates the Judaica/Gift Shop
- Organizes Food-A-Rama, an Election Day tradition for 50+ years, featuring a corned beef lunch, deli, and bakery
- Manages the Temple kitchen
- Contributes to special projects and improvements in the Temple and Religious School

We Enrich Ourselves

- Creates stimulating, educational, spiritual, and fun programs for all ages
- Provides opportunities for developing leadership skills
- Creates the opportunity for women to connect with one another on a more intimate level
- Has fun!

We Enrich Our Youth

- Honors our b’nai mitzvah and confirmands with gifts
- Grants youth enrichment scholarships and camperships
- Welcomes new babies and kindergarteners
- Sends holiday packages to our college students and other young adults

For Our Community

- Provides funding and donations to organizations helping people in need in the Madison area
- Organizes social action projects and volunteer opportunities

For Our Worldwide Community

- Sisterhood is part of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) and its Midwest District. Through our membership in WRJ, Sisterhood…
- Advocates for progressive Reform values, especially on issues of civil rights, economic justice, religious freedoms, and the environment
- Through the YES (Youth, Education, and Special projects) Fund, provides scholarships for rabbinical and cantorial students, supports youth and social justice, and strengthens the Reform Movement in Israel and around the world
- Brings together women from around the world to learn from one another, develop personal relationships, create a joyful community of faith, and have fun!

Judaica/Gift Shop

The Judaica Shop provides lovely items relevant to Jewish life as a service to the congregation and the greater Madison Jewish community. In fact, we're the only Judaica shop in the Madison area! The shop sells kiddush cups, tallitot, mezzuzot, Shabbat candlesticks, seder plates, menorahs, dreidels, dreidels, kippot, memorial candles, jewelry, musical CDs, notecards, children's books, mah jongg items, and many lovely gifts, including many products from Israel or by Israeli artists.

The Judaica Shop is open during Religious School hours or by appointment.

April 16, 2024 8 Nisan 5784