The Sisterhood is a vibrant source of support for Temple Israel and for our Jewish community. The Sisterhood creates opportunities for social connections; provides financial support and service for the temple; and develops programming on women’s issues and related topics. The Sisterhood is an affiliate of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) and its Pacific District—enabling our participation in all events they offer.
Sisterhood Board 2023-2024
President – Renee Florsheim
VP Membership – Melissa Campbell and Gail Levy
VP Programming – Laurie Gerstman and Karen Fried
VP Fundraising – Maryse Fujimori and Elyse Gordon
VP Gift Shop – Judy Blumenthal
Treasurer – Robin Lilien*
Corresponding Secretary – Lenore Roth
Communications – Margaret Locke
At-large – Lidia Fahlk
At-large – Peggy Brady
At-large – Nancy Linden
At-large – Debi Felsenthal
At-large – Deborah Kaplan-Wyckoff
At-large – Kathy Krieda
* Immediate past president
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TI Sisterhood Gift Shop
Welcome to the Temple Israel Sisterhood Gift Shop! We operate a well-stocked, high-quality Judaica Gift Shop as a service to the community and to raise funds that benefit our temple. The Gift Shop offers a wide range of items to enhance Jewish holiday celebrations, life-cycle events, and daily life. Our inventory changes constantly, depending on the Jewish calendar, and has something for every taste and budget. If you’re looking for a particular item, we are happy to special order it for you. Gift certificates are also available.
We sell new and unique Judaica, as well as fine crafts made in Israel or by renowned Jewish artisans from around the world. We carry pieces created by artisans such as Michael Aram, Nambe, and Yaer Emanuel. We stock:
- Kiddush cups
- Shabbat candlesticks
- Seder plates
- Memorial candles
- Note cards
- Menorahs and dreidels
Volunteers staff our gift shop, and all proceeds benefit Temple Israel and Sisterhood projects. The Temple Office is available to assist you in making a purchase outside of regular operating hours.
The Gift Shop will be open by appointment only, Monday through Friday between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Contact Elyse at (562) 429-8626.