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The Sisterhood is an auxiliary of the Temple Israel congregation, affiliated with the Women of Reform Judaism. For nearly 88 years, Sisterhood has supported the Temple Israel congregation and our community through able hands, fundraising, social events, and community action. Membership is open to any person who is committed to the goals and objectives of Sisterhood, our congregation, and the Jewish community. The objectives of Sisterhood are to foster and further the highest ideals of Judaism as expressed through the synagogue; to promote friendship among members; and, in cooperation with the congregation, to be a mentor for religious, social, and educational activities. Ongoing Sisterhood activities include operating the Spinning Dreidel Gift Shop and baking for the annual Jewish Food & Cultural Festival.

Count me in to join/renew membership for Temple Israel Sisterhood in 2018 - 2019.

Interested in Sisterhood's monthly Rosh Chodesh celebration and discussion?  View the Rosh Chodesh Handbook.

For additional information, please contact President, Rebekka Istrail or the Membership/Communications Chair, Debra Katz.


Brotherhood is open to all male Temple members over the age of 18. This group plans a variety of fun events and meets on the third Thursday of each month (locations vary). Event suggestions are always welcome! For more information, please contact Temple Israel's Brotherhood President, Michael Caster.


If you are Jewish, in your 20's-40's, single, coupled, or married, and live in the Big Bend area, this is the group for you! Chaverim is open to the entire Jewish community and its goal is to help create a vibrant Jewish community through spiritual, personal development and leadership, and social events. For more information, please contact Kenneth Friedman.

Israeli Dancing:

Let your spirits soar and experience the joy of Israeli folk dancing instruction from Kenneth and Wendy Friedman. For upcoming dates, please contact Kenneth Friedman.

Sat, July 20 2019 17 Tammuz 5779