Temple Israel Sisterhood’s Mission is to bring together all women of Temple Israel to serve our Temple, support our community and enrich our lives through personal growth and friendship.
We accomplish this mission through social and educational programs, fundraising, community service and involvement with the Women of Reform Judaism. Our activities, enhanced by the richness of our diversity, further our commitment to Jewish ideals, education, spirituality, social action and leadership development.
In addition to many annual events, the Sisterhood also runs Temple Israel's Gift Shop. The Gift Shop sells beautiful pieces of Judaica, artwork and ritual objects, as well as books, jewelry and other gift items. Our wonderful volunteer staff are eager to help you.
Join Sisterhood at Temple Israel
We are "Stronger Together" and it's easy for you to be part of all the wonderful things Sisterhood does for our Temple Youth and Community with the mitzvah of submitting your dues. Standard membership dues are $50. We also offer a Mitzvah membership for $72 and Chai membership $118. (Sisterhood's year runs from July 1st - June 30th)
Interested in joining or need to renew your Membership?
CLICK HERE to complete your membership form and pay online.
If you prefer to mail in your membership form, CLICK HERE for a printable PDF.
Contact Michelle Silber at 248-909-8742 or CLICK HERE to send an email for membership information or materials.
Sisterhood President, Susan Singer is always available to answer your questions or assist with anything related to Sisterhood.
She is happy to help in any way possible via phone or text at 810-459-4669 or by email at [email protected]
Upcoming Sisterhood Events
Sisterhood Past, Present & Future Paid-up Membership Program
Join us for our Paid-up Membership Program celebrating our 75th birthday with a dessert reception following the program.
Monday, October 2, 2017 • 7 pm
Must RSVP by Tuesday, September 26. Sorry, no walk-ins will be admitted.
Complimentary for Paid-up Sisterhood Members | $60 Non-Members
CLICK HERE to register
CLICK HERE for a printable flyer
Chai Mitzvah...Coming this Fall
What does your meaningful Jewish life look like?
Our tradition tells us that an integrated Jewish life involves head, heart and hand…study, spirituality and social action. Explore all of these on your terms through a new adult education initiative called Chai Mitzvah.
Monthly Day and Evening Sessions will be offered | No Charge for Sisterhood Members (nominal materials fee may apply)
For more information on becoming a Chai Mitzvah contact Gail Katz at 248-978-6664 or [email protected]
CLICK HERE To Register Online for our Morning Session
***EVENING SESSION IS FULL*** To be added to our waitlist, please contact Gail Katz at 248-978-6664
CLICK HERE For a Printable Flyer
Sisterhood Roadtrip to ArtPrize
Join us as we travel together to Grand Rapids
Monday September 25, 2017 - Time: 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
COST: $53 for Sisterhood Members & $64 for Guests
For more details on ArtPrize visit: www.artprize.org
REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED - To Check Availability Contact Linda Sherr at 248-851-7757 or [email protected]
SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER EARLY!!!
CLICK HERE for a printable flyer
Save the Date
- Thursday, October 19th - Stitching History from the Holocaust (Special Tour at the Holocaust Center) 1:30 pm
- Wednesday, November 8th - Fashion Fun & Games; Luncheon, Fashion Show, Raffle & Boutiques 10 am - 3:30 pm
- Thursday, November 30th - A Night with a Hero; Tuskegee Airman, Alex Jefferson 6:30 pm
For More Info:
- Click Here for a copy of the 2017-2018 (tentative) Calendar of Events.
- Click Here to Follow us on Facebook for all the latest Sisterhood news and information!
- Sisterhood is now on Twitter! Follow us @TISisterhoodWB
Sisterhood Tributes are now available ONLINE!!!
To purchase your Tributes Online Click Here
To purchase your Tributes by phone, contact Jodie Polk at 248-624-9594
To purchase your Tributes by mail Click Here for a printable form
Nursing Home Bingo
Looking for a fun way to get involved?
Our Sisterhood organizes nursing home bingo games the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the West Bloomfield Nursing Center on Maple Road. This is a fun and rewarding opportunity to volunteer and brighten the day for others.
Our bingo dates for this year are 9/21/16, 10/19/16, 11/23/16, *12/21/16, 1/18/17, 2/15/17, 3/15/17, 4/19/17, and 5/17/17. Our volunteers first meet for lunch at Greek Islands Restaurant at 12:30 pm and then go to the nursing home from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
The highlight of the year is the wonderful *holiday party we host in December. We enjoy Music, Potato Lakes and give the residents the beautiful lap blankets our members made during the year. The residents are so appreciative, it is truly a great time for all!
If you would like to knit a lap blanket for our holiday party, Click Here for Knitting Instructions.
Not a knitter? Click here for No Sew Fleece Blanket Instructions.
2017 Flower of the Month Fundraiser*
Great Gifts to benefit Temple Israel Sisterhood • A Must Have for all Flower Lovers!
You will help brighten someone’s day by participating in this Year of Flowers Fundraiser. For only $35 (One Time Charge), you will be able to pick up a Fresh Cut Bouquet or Potted Plant once a month for a Year. Once you place your order via one of the methods below, you will be mailed a Certificate that will allow you to go to any English Gardens location and pick up your flowers. Here’s what you get:January - Tropical Foliage Plant #4.0, February - Violet Plant #4.0, March - Alstromeria Bunch, April - Mixed Floral Bouquet, $7.99 Value, May - Annual #4.0, June - Spray Rose Bunch, July - Pompon Daisy Bunch, August - Sunflower Bunch, September - Fresh Cut Gladiola Bunch, October - Kalanchoe Plant #4.0, November - Holiday Cactus #4.0, December - Poinsettia or Cyclamen Plant #4.0. *Fundraising credit only applies when ordering through the Sisterhood or from Lynn at Adxlonline.
How to order:
English Gardens Flower of the Month Club for 2017 is only $35
Click here to download order form
Complete and return order form with your payment, in an envelope labeled English Gardens ~ Temple Israel Sisterhood
Please make checks payable to Temple Israel Sisterhood or
Go to: Adxlonline.com to order online. YOU MUST ENTER "TEMPLE ISRAEL SISTERHOOD" AS SALES REP FOR US TO GET PROPER CREDIT.
Any questions about fundraiser please call Debbie Levin 248-514-9769 or 248-354-6248
Cookbooks on Sale for only $10 each or 2 for $18! (while supplies last)
Temple Israel Sisterhood is proud to present the fifth edition of our cookbook, The Fruit of Her Hands!
This beautiful new cookbook is a collection of over 600 recipes. We have included favorites from previous editions along with heart healthy recipes. The cookbook, regularly priced at $25, is sure to be a wonderful gift for all those who enjoy cooking and is an incredible value at only $10.
The cookbook is available to purchase in our Temple Gift Shop or for more information contact Laurie Blinder at 248-851-6788.
Sisterhood Awards & Accomplishements
Sisterhood Does it Again!!!
Congratulations to Temple Israel Sisterhood for winning WRJ Central District's 2016 "Innovative Programming Award and Presidents Award" for our meaningful "Women's Freedom Seder" held in April 2016! The award was presented to Sisterhood President, Wendy Kohlenberg at the 2016 WRJ Central District Convention in Louisville, Kentucy. We are so proud of everyone who helped make the event such a winning success!!! Mazel Tov Ladies!
Temple Israel Sisterhood was honored at the 2015 WRJ Assembly in Orandlo, for Increased Membership & Y.E.S. Fund Contributions for 2013-2014 & 2014-2015 Fiscal Years. Well done Ladies!!!
Mazel Tov to Temple Israel Sisterhood for winning WRJ Central District's "Innovative Programming Award" (large sisterhood) for our terrific "Spring into Sisterhood" program with Annabel Cohen March 2014! The award was presented to Sisterhood President, Lynn Apel in November at the WRJ Central District Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Way to Go Sisters!!!
Sisterhood Business Forms
Are you planning a program or have you laid out money for Sisterhood?
Click Here to download our Marketing (Pink Sheet) Form
Click Here to download our Expense Reimbursement Form.
Click Here to download our Check Request (Advance Payment) Form.