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		                                    We Are Sisterhood		                                </span>

We are sisters.
We care for each other, support each other, and are there for each other.

We are philanthropists.
We actively serve Temple Israel and our Jewish community through thoughtful fundraising.

We are leaders.
We run social and educational programming, community service events, and play a major role in the vision of the synagogue. 

Join or Renew Membership

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For more membership information and materials, email Lori Semel at .

Contact Us

Email the Sisterhood President, Sari Roland:

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Our tradition tells us that an integrated Jewish life involves head, heart and hand…study, spirituality and social action. We can explore all of this with our new adult education initiative – CHAI MITZVAH!

  • Study monthly with a group focusing on real-life, relevant issues
  • Learn new rituals and deepen existing practices
  • Join in community social action activity
  • Monthly Sessions run from October 2019 - September 2020 and are on the third Tuesday of each month (fourth Tuesday in September) from 10 - 11:30 AM.
  • There is a one time $36 material fee for new participants -  No charge for returning participants.
  • Registration closes 9/26/19.

Register Online Now!

Questions? Contact Nancy Gad-Harf at 248-736-1573 or

Chai Mitzvah

Opening Program with Siggy Flicker!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Join us for our 2019 Opening Program featuring Siggy Flicker, former cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Born in Israel to a Holocaust survivor, Siggy was raised to be a proud supporter of Israel and the Jewish people.

More Info:

  • RSVP is REQUIRED by October 7th
  • Complimentary for Paid-up Sisterhood Members. $60 for Non-Members.
  • Meet Siggy at the Private Reception!
    For an additional $118 donation, attend the private Wine and Dessert reception from 7 - 8 pm. Meet Siggy and get reserved seating. All proceeds will benefit the new Sisterhood Greenhouse.

Already a Member? Get your free ticket now > Not a Member? Join Now for a FREE ticket! >

Questions? Email

2019 Opening Program featuring Siggy

Fall Retreat

October 25-27, 2019
Butzel Conference Center, Camp Tamarack

Treat yourself to a relaxing, fun retreat shared with friends and clergy. Please join with our sisters as we Raise Our Voices together for this Shabbaton retreat. The book selected for our group discussion is Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris. It is available to check out from Temple Israel’s library and for purchase through AmazonSmile.

  • Price includes lodging, meals and supplies.
  • $275 Early Bird (extended through July 15th!) | $300 July 1-October 1 | $325 after October 1 (if room allows)
  • Add $150 to total cost if choosing a single room
  • Prices are per person. Space is limited.

Register Now >

For more information, email Deb Schiffer at or call 248-568-7576.



What better way to wish family, friends and business associates a “Sweet and Healthy New Year” than sending a jar of honey?

Ship a festive 8 oz jar of 100% pure Kosher Honey anywhere in the world for only $12 plus shipping. Ordering is quick and easy, just visit and enter group code “TIS” when prompted.

For more information contact Linda Feldman at 248-561-0736 or or Barbara Horenstein at 248-330-7980 or

More info and ordering >

Honey for the Holidays


Sisterhood is pleased to offer a choice of tribute cards to mark your special occasion or remember someone in a time of need. In addition, recipients of tribute contributions of $50 or more will now receive a beautiful certificate letting them know of your generosity.

NEW! Purchase Tributes Online >

To purchase Tributes by phone, call Jodie Polk at 248-624-9594

To purchase Tributes by mail (coming soon)

A special thank you to Jessica Polk for the beautiful tribute card photographs.

Temple Israel Sisterhood Tribute Cards - Lily and Tulip

A Year of Flowers Fundraiser

What better gift than A Year of Flowers!

Help brighten someone’s day by participating in our Year of Flowers fundraiser. For only $35 (a one-time charge per gift), they will be able to pick up a fresh cut bouquet or potted plant once a month for a year.

More info and order now >

Temple Israel Sisterhood - A Year of Flowers Fundraiser

Gift Shop

Sisterhood runs Temple Israel’s gift shop, staffed by our own volunteers. In our gift shop you’ll find beautiful pieces of Judaica, artwork and ritual objects, jewelry, and other gifts.  It’s a great place to buy a tallit for a bar or bat mitzvah, a mezuzah for a new home, or colored glass for a wedding. Our wonderful volunteer staff is happy to help you find just what you’re looking for.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 3 - 6 PM
  • Sunday (when Religious School is in session): 9:30 AM - Noon

Special appointments are available. Please contact one of our helpful gift shop chairs for assistance. Call or text Debbie E. at 248-496-4525, Debbie F. at 248-227-2146 or Mary Lou at 248-875-1595.

Monthly Specials

  • September: Apples and Honey are 30% off!

Sisterhood Gift Shop Cutting Board


Business Forms

Are you planning a program or have you laid out money for Sisterhood? If so, you might need the following forms:

Click to open and download them.

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