Sisterhood Ladies


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.

ONLINE AUCTION – BID FOR A CAUSE! Bidding is now open for Temple Israel Sisterhood’s first-ever online auction! Proceeds benefit Sisterhood and enable us to support the Temple. Gift Shop items are available! We have everything from home items, collectibles and jewelry to Judaica. Find gifts for Chanukah. Bid high, bid often, and tell your friends.

Link to Auction

Sisterhood Board:

President  – Robin Lilien

VP Membership  – Debi Felsenthal and Susie Amster

VP Programming  – Judy Blumenthal* and Kathy Kreida

VP Fundraising  – Maryse Fujimori

VP Gift Shop  – Elyse Gordon

Treasurer –  Melissa Campbell

Recording Secretary  – Renee Florsheim

Corresponding Secretary – Lenore Roth

Historian – Nancy Lentzner

At-large Newsletter – Margaret Locke and Renee Florsheim

At-large Programming – Lidia Fahlk

At-large Membership –  Karen Fried

At-large Fundraising – Eva Lowenstein

At-large – Michelle Gordon

At-large – Nancy Linden

* Immediate past president


Find out about how to join us here:

Sisterhood Brochure

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
  • Mezzuzot
  • Shabbat candlesticks
  • CDs
  • Seder plates
  • Tallitot
  • Kippot
  • Memorial candles
  • Jewelry
  • 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.

Shop hours:

The Gift Shop will be open by appointment only, Monday through Friday between 10 am and 3 pm. Contact Elyse at (562) 429-8626.