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Find a family of friends through Temple Emanu-El's Sisterhood. We hold potlucks, retreats, women's ritual activities (Rosh Hodesh, Seder, spiritual day, leading Shabbat services), educational programs, leadership training, political events and numerous other activities. These focus on fulfilling one's potential as a Jewish woman. Many events are temple and community-wide.

If you are interested in learning more about Sisterhood, becoming a member, or obtaining a schedule of our events, please email Co-Presidents Judy Levy or Beverly Mendel at sisterhood@templesanjose.org or click here for more information.

Sisterhood Membership

If you are interested in joining Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, download the form here.

Our Mission

We are a service organization dedicated to promoting the program of the WRJ,and URJ as follows:

  1. To uphold and aid the activities of Temple Emanu-El and its Religious School.
  2. To foster and further the highest ideals of Judaism and humanitarian causes in the community and throughout the world.
  3. To promote closer fellowship among its members.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop closed due to COVID.

Tree of Life

A beautiful plaque housed within the Temple House, the Tree of Life was donated by Sisterhood to inspire future generations.  For a donation of $218, you can honor friends, family and life cycle events or memorialize loved ones with an inscribed leaf. All donations benefit the Levin Learning Center and School Building Fund.

Contact the Temple Administrative office for more information about ordering your leaf.

More about Sisterhood and WRJ

Sisterhood is a member of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) founded in 1913 as an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, WRJ strengthens the voice of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values. To fulfill this vision, WRJ engages tens of thousands of women through a global network of hundreds of sisterhoods and women’s groups. Stronger together, we ensure that these women make a difference in the world.

Sisterhood Membership Form Available Here.

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