Sisterhood

Shalom, and Welcome to Congregation Shaar Hashalom!

As Co-Presidents of Congregation Shaar Hashalom’s Sisterhood, we would like to welcome you to our community.

All ladies at Congregation Shaar Hashalom (whether they are members of the congregation or not) are eligible, encouraged, and enthusiastically invited to join the Sisterhood. The Sisterhood, which is affiliated with the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, is an organization for all Jewish women.

Our Sisterhood sponsors many social events and holiday celebrations, and we maintain a full calendar of activities. We manage a comprehensive and lovely gift shop; are supportive of our religious school; and have always been a loyal and generous supporter of our synagogue. Some of our annual events have include the Yom Kippur Break Fast, our annual Paid-Up-Membership Dinner, participation in the JCC Book Fair, hosting a variety of speakers, and most recently, last year’s wildly popular Family Hanukkah Evening. We provide on an annual basis a synagogue directory that includes a complete listing of all members. Through the years we have made major cash and gift contributions to our synagogue including: new sanctuary chairs, multi-purpose tables, room dividers, an office copy machine, new computers for the offices, and have kept the synagogue kitchen running and appropriately equipped. We just recently purchased three new convection ovens and stove tops for the kitchen.

We hope that if you are not already a Sisterhood member, that you will consider joining us. Dues for first year members are $20. Dues thereafter are $36 a year for congregation members; $40 a year for non-members. Sisterhood is an outlet to have fun, make new friends, see old friends, learn, embrace your Judaism, enjoy our accomplishments, and journey together as sisters. If you have questions about us or would like to talk about joining, please feel free to give Cathy Leonard a call at 281-455-4955 or email us at csh.sisterhood@gmail.com.

We welcome you, one and all!

Most sincerely,

Risa Stein, Sisterhood Co-President
stein2107@earthlink.net

Leslie Schwanke, Sisterhood Co-President
ljschwanke@gmail.com