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about the Sisterhood

The Sisterhood of TINW is a community within a community.Sisterhood Logo painted by Ann
We are single, married and partnered.
We are with and without children.
We are born Jewish, Jews by choice and non-Jews married to Jews.
We are new and long-time members.
We are mothers, daughters and sisters.

We would love to include you in our community!  Please join us!
Contact us anytime at with questions or ideas.


Our Mission

To provide an environment of friendship, respect, intellectual and spiritual growth for our members, to enrich our Temple through social and educational programs, fundraising and financial support, and to engage women in the pursuit of Gemilut Hasadim (acts of kindness), 
Tikkun Olam (healing the world) and Tzedakah (righteousness).

We make a difference.

we've been having fun online and in-person!

There are no upcoming events at this time.



new members are always welcome!

 ...JOIN US for 2022-23!

The Sisterhood of Temple Israel, a proud Women of Reform Judaism affiliate, warmly welcomes new members. Our meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at  TINW at 7:30PM.  We have many events throughout the year and are open to new ideas! Please join us, by filling out the form here, there is something for everyone!

*SPECIAL - $18 dues for women ages 18-30!

*Sisterhood membership is free for first year Temple members.

sisterhood's fundraising drive for feeding westchester



Respond to Food Insecurity in Our Westchester Community

Across America people are waiting for food. Job losses have been concentrated among low wage workers. The number of Americans living in poverty has grown by eight million since May, according to recent research" (The New York Times, 10/18/20, SR  p.9). Here in Westchester the level of food insecurity is staggering, with at least 60,000 hungry children. 

Sisterhood is holding a fundraising food drive for Feeding Westchester. Feeding Westchester provides 95% of the  urgently needed food directly to individuals and families and through local partners, such as food pantries, schools and senior centers. Every dollar donated provides four meals for Westchester children, families and individuals struggling with hunger. For more information on Feeding Westchester, visit their website:

You can help today! Either donate through the TINW Sisterhood by simply clicking here (we will forward to Feeding Westchester) or mail a check directly to Feeding Westchester at 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523. Make checks payable to Feeding Westchester.

Thank you - together we can make a difference!


supermarket gift cards

Supermarket Gift Cards can be purchased in denominations of $25, $50 & $100.  This costs you nothing additional and helps to raise funds for TINW's Sisterhood.  Cards are available for these local supermarkets:

  • Food Town
  • Stop & Shop
  • Shoprite
  • Acme

Contact Lainie Parker to set a time for card delivery within our area (Croton, Ossining, Cortlandt, Peekskill, Yorktown).

tallit by ina

Sisterhood Member Ina Bearak Helfand creates unique, personalized tallit for you or your child, or you can choose from a collection. 

Contact Ina: or (914-656-2816)

Discussion with aviva brown

If you missed the discussion with Aviva Brown, here's the link and passcode:

PASSCODE: q53U3apM  

recipe cheat sheet for jewish holidays

Holiday time and you have to cook and you don’t know what to make? The TINW Sisterhood has created a Jewish Holidays Recipe Cheat Sheet that has tried and true recipes, including appetizers, side dishes, soups, main courses, and desserts! This handy helper is available for a $5.00 donation. The recipes will be sent to your email address so you can print them out at home.

Order Your Jewish Holidays Recipe Cheat Sheet here


sisterhood in the sukkah

We had a lovely evening with a shmooze and a nosh as we enjoyed the mitzvah of (safely) gathering in the temple Sukkah.

Women Cook Passover Recipes

Our Israeli friends sent us some of their favorite Passover RecipesWhat a wonderful way to stay connected with the women we met and learn more about their culinary heritage.

You will find desserts, appetizers and main courses from multiple countries cuisines. Just use the blue link above to access them.

Keeping Current: Sisterhood Info

Thu, June 30 2022 1 Tammuz 5782