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A Note to the Women of Ohabei Shalom

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Sisterhood of Temple Ohabei Shalom

To All Women of Ohabei Shalom:


Shalom! The Officers and Board members of the Temple Ohabei Shalom (TOS) Sisterhood invite you to join or renew your membership with Sisterhood. We continue traditions that have existed for women in our Synagogue for over 100 years. The Sisterhood provides support and friendship to our members in their interactions with each other as we enjoy programs that sustain us as Jewish women and support a variety of TOS activities. Plus we have lots of fun. We invite you to be a welcome guest at any of our events this year and if you are a new member of Ohabei Shalom, your first year in Sisterhood is complimentary.

The Sisterhood reflects the inclusive principles of Reform Judaism through acts of service to the Synagogue such as:
- providing gifts to B’nei Mitzvah 
- making annual donations to TOS and Ansin Religious School
- helping to support Family Table, the local Jewish food bank
- helping to support Mitzvah Day
- sending Chanukah packages to college students
- reading to children in the Trust Center for Early Education (TCEE)
- conducting pastoral visits to those who are ill or otherwise in need
- helping out wherever there’s a need.

We build community through programs that help us develop and maintain caring relationships with each other across the various ages and stages of our lives. Some of our plans this year include events such as our Welcome Meeting and Reception, Chanukah Lunch and Yankee Swap, Sisterhood Shabbat, monthly Sisterhood Book Club, and events with the Brotherhood.

We are also planning a Meet the Author afternoon in a member’s home and other “pop-up” fun events. We greatly appreciate the generosity that people have shown by donating to Sisterhood and to the Betsy Gould Mitzvah Fund, founded in honor of our dear departed Sisterhood President who left us way too soon and gave her all to Sisterhood and TOS. Please consider contributing again or for the first time. Whatever you can give is most appreciated. Donations can be made in honor of special people in your life, celebratory occasions, or in memory of departed loved ones. Acknowledgements will be sent as appropriate.

If you have been a member of Sisterhood in the past, we hope that you will be joining us again. If you have never previously joined the Sisterhood, we welcome your membership and participation as a means to creating a more personal and fulfilling Synagogue connection. In addition to benefiting the congregation and the larger community, we benefit from the warmth, love, caring, and fun at the heart of Sisterhood. Please watch here and in our weekly e-mail blasts for details of our events. Come join us at our Annual Welcome Evening This Fall (date to be announced.) You are welcome to attend any of our events with the hope that you will decide that Sisterhood will add as much to your experience as it has to ours.

L’Shalom The Sisterhood Leadership Board

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2019-2020  Sisterhood Calendar of Events

Annual Welcome Meeting and Reception (date to be announced)
October/November~Possible "Meet the Doctors"

Program to discuss Women's Health Issues
Possible Theatre Outing
Possible Craft Class or Cooking Class
Possible Field Trip~Chocolate Making at Athan’s
Possible Field Trip~Movie at Kendall Square Theatre and meal at Mamaleh’s

November 2019: Sisterhood Mitzvah Project for the Women's Lunch Place
December 2019: Chanukah Pot Luck Lunch and Yankee Swap
February 2020: A Taste of Tu B’Shevat dinner and Seder
March 2020: Possible joint event with Brotherhood
Spring 2020: Possible Theatre outing

Spring 2020: Meet the Author/Artist TBA Doris Feldman's Home Sunday Afternoon
Winter/Spring 2020: Sisterhood presents Shabbat Morning B'yachad, 10 am to 1:30 pm
June 2020: Sisterhood Shabbat and Kiddush Lunch
Spring 2018, Sunday afternoon, Doris Feldman's Home~Meet the Author (date and program TBA)
End of the Year Dinner Out
Monthly, Sisterhood Book Club Resumes in this Fall. If interested, contact Doris Feldman at or Judy Halper at There will also be pop-up events during the year as well. Please check this website and your e-mail regularly for specific dates and program details.

The 2019-2020 Sisterhood Leadership Board


President, Denise Karlin
Temple Board of Trustees Representative: Ann Steinberg
Treasurer: Zita Samuels (Past President)
Recording Secretary: Judy Halper
Corresponding Secretary: Alberta Lipson
Betsy Gould Mitzvah Fund: Margie Kahn (Past President)
Pastoral/Mitzvah Visits: Margie Kahn (Past President), Diane Rosen (Past President), & Dottie Berman
Graphic Designer: Ellen Mosner (Past President)
Meet the Author: Doris Feldman
At Large Board Members: Dottie Berman, Denise Green, Honey Sacks
Honorary Board Members: Hilda Lopez, Lois Nathan, Shelley Schwartz (Past President), Shirley Spero, Cassandra Warshowsky, Ita N. Weiner (Past President)



Tue, June 2 2020 10 Sivan 5780