Your Sisterhood President

My name is Caryn Roll and I am your new Shaare Zedek Sisterhood President. It was with great pleasure that I accepted this honour.  I would like to thank my immediate predecessors, Carole Burke and Ellen Pesner, for their outstanding work as co-presidents for the years 2014-2016. Actually, I would like to thank the entire Shaare Zedek Sisterhood Executive and Board for bringing me into the fold and encouraging me to take on this leadership role.  Your encouragement and promise to work together as a team, made the daunting task of adding President to my buy schedule, seem very doable.

My personal goal for the next 2 years is to created an inter-generational place where women of all ages can learn together, contribute to their community and celebrate Jewish life in a welcoming environment.  The installation of the new Shaare Zedek Sisterhood Board 2016-2017 took place at the Annual Torah Fund event, co-chaired by Dorothy Tonchin and Lorna Gerson-Goldig, on May 25, 2016. Elizabeth Bright began with a moving D'var Torah followed by guest speaker Eleanor Diamond, Region President for Women's League of Conservative Judaism.  Ms. Diamond talked about her experiences a Jewish Conservative woman which were both inspiring and informative.

The first edition of the Shaare Zedek Sisterhood Newsletter was published in July 2016 and continues to be a great source of information for Sisterhood activity.  If you would like to receive a copy by email, please send us a message.

If you are not already a Sisterhood member, why not join us? The membership dues are $32 and payable in person or by phone at the Shaare Zedek office.  Membership gives you access to the login section of the website and a portion of your dollars go toward maintaining the Women's League for Conservative Judaism.

The Shaare Zedek Sisterhood Boutique is open for business. If you are looking for that special gift please get in touch with us and we will help you find the perfect item for your occasion!

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Sat, October 21 2017 1 Cheshvan 5778