Women of Reform Judaism - Temple Israel Sisterhood

stronger together


Pictured left to right:  Lillian Kapilivsky, Rochelle Fenton (Jewish Barbie winner) and Nancy Kline, President.  

Date:  TBD

Theater - Malco Ridgeway Four

Movie - TBD

Time - TBD


Add your name to the Movie Club list or watch this space for the movie to be announced so you can meet up with your sisterhood friends. This is a 'Dutch' treat event.   

Sisterhood's Newest Social Group

"Movie Club"

Visually impaired students receive special opportunity at Bass Pro Shops

The Adopt-a-School program has been a long standing social action project for our sisterhood that provides activities one morning a week during the month of June for students that attend the Colonial School for the Visually Impaired.  This year, under the leadership of Rochelle Fenton and Phyllis Niegleberg, planned events included bowling, a sports experience guided by the Association of Blind Athletes, a Bass Pro tour and roller skating.   Click on the photo to see a video and slide show of students enjoying the Bass Pro visit.   

Annual Open Board Meeting & Program

On Wednesday, May 10, our sisterhood was treated with a presentation by Lillian Kapilivsky, WRJ-International Board Member, WRJ-Southwest District Area Director and Sisterhood President of Temple Emanuel of McAllen, Texas.


Her presentation, Famous Jewish Faces, included many Jewish artists, inventors and composers with a description of their impact on our world with highlights of Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie and Ken dolls.  Included in Lillian's presentation was a viewing of the film, The Tribe (click on titles to view presentations).  One lucky sisterhood member won a Bat Mitzvah Barbie created by Barbara Hermann.

Need assistance paying by credit card? Call Waynette @ 901-846-5957 

As Women of Reform Judaism and as friends,
we are stronger together--
Stronger when we work together
Stronger when we pray together
Stronger when we build together
Stronger when we have fun together
Women of Reform Judaism--Stronger Together

Women joining together to serve and support our Temple, our community and our worldwide organization.

Upcoming Events

Sisterhood News

We are selling HONEY again this year!

Surprise your family & friends with Rosh Hashanah honey.

Perfect for dipping apples, it is pure honey with no additives - harvested fresh from hundreds of colonies of bees, FDA inspected, and certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU).

Honey arrives in a gift package with y0ur personalized message.  Send honey to your family, friends and even yourself. 

Discounted Memphis cost is $15 for each 8 oz. bottle, which includes shipping.  

This fundraiser helps support Temple Israel programs sponsored by WRJ-Sisterhood.

Order online here

Use the code coupon:  Memphis to receive our discounted price of $15

Deadline to order is August 31

Game Night 

DATE:  Thursday, August 24

COST:  Free to members; non-members $5

PLACE:  Temple Israel Every Day Entrance

Sisterhood's Mission Statement

Faith Club Lunch 'n Learn

DATE:  Tuesday, August 29, Noon - 2 PM

PLACE:  Temple Israel Crosstown, 1350 Concourse Avenue 

Join the Faith Club, a group of women interested in interfaith dialogue between Muslims, Sisterhood and our sister congregation in Shoham, Israel at this brown bag lunch.  In preparation for the High Holidays, our theme will be beginnings.  Bring a poem or short text about the topic to share, and we will Skype with Shoham.  Drinks and dessert will be provided.

RSVP here by August 25.

Questions? Contact Sheila Hahn (Sheila@sheilahahn.com).

Opening Program:  Blues, Bubbly and Brunch

Enjoy bubbly, brunch and live music to start the new year with Sisterhood.  

Cost is free to paid members and $18 for non-members.  


DATE:  August 27, 10 AM - Noon 

PLACE:  Temple Israel  

Members RSVP here  

Non-members pay here.  


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