Women of Reform Judaism - Temple Israel Sisterhood

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Mah Jongg Card Order Form

Come play bridge, canasta, dominoes, Mah Jongg and more at WRJ's game night.  RSVP to 901-937-2790 or here.  Free for Sisterhood members and guests pay $5 to be collected at the door.  

Brotherhood and Sisterhood host Temple Families for Chanukah

More than 150 enjoyed a Shabbat Chanukah dinner on Friday, December 30 co-hosted by Brotherhood and Sisterhood.  Dinner featured Corky's BBQ brisket and fixin's as well as latkes and Gibson donut holes. Candles were lit and there was an arts and craft table for the kids.  

Hallie Charney has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Tennessee in studio art and a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Memphis with a concentration in Photography/Printmaking. Hallie has taught photography at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College and Memphis College of Art. Hallie creates mixed media using alternative photographic processes.

Marci Hirsch has been creating handmade jewelry for

over 20 years. Her work combines silver and gold with carved and painted Tagua nut and other materials. Many of her pieces are one-of-kind which the wearer enjoys wearing as much as she enjoys creating.

Chairpeople of this program are Julie Boshwit, Amy Kirshbaum, Janice Ringel, and Debbie Rosenthal. Cost is $25 for members/$30 for non-members. Your payment is your reservation by February 2 with a check to WRJ Sisterhood (attn: Waynette Besser) or RSVP and pay here.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Boshwit, boshwit@comcast.net or 901.683.4450.  

Have you forgotten to send in your WRJ dues?

We value all our sisters in WRJ and don't want to miss anyone.  If you have not already done so, click on the OOPS! button to pay by credit card or send a check to Temple Sisterhood.  Be sure to pay by December 31 to be included in our directory.  


Thursday, February 16, 7-9pm

Temple Israel Everyday Entrance



Sunday, February 5, 10am-noon

Enjoy brunch and a creative and crafty morning with Handmade by Hallie with Hallie Charney and Marci Hirsch of Marci Art. You will go home with a handmade piece of jewelry and photo gift. Bring your favorite photo from home and leave with a personalized piece of art of your family using that photo.

Rosh Chodesh & Havdalah Bonfire

Saturday, January 28 @ 5:30 pm

Home of Richard and Melissa Faber

7784 October Rose Cove

Join your sisters for this special evening of Rosh Chodesh and Havdalah with a giant bonfire at the home of Richard and Melissa Faber. Be with your sisters as we put out the Havdalah candle and light the torch on another week. Bring your lawn chair.

RSVP here or call the Sisterhood hotline, 901.937.2790 by January 24. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Faber, mfaber01@gmail.com, 901.490.1561.

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WRJ - SW District Biennial

Temple Israel Sisterhood recently hosted the WRJ-SW District Biennial in Memphis November 10-13 with 74 sisterhood members across an eight state area in attendance.  

Programming began on Thursday night with our sisterhood presenting their award winning SPA...ahh program to demonstrate to other sisterhoods what a successful program looked like with handouts for them to adapt for their own sisterhoods.  On Sunday morning, our sisterhood brought back to life a YES Fund program we did years ago, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, featuring Irving Evans on piano, Wendy Lippin as Menshella, Marisa Baggett as the Rabbi, Elissa Taub at the Teacher/Educator and Alex Evans as the Cantor.  This program help raise over $5,000 for the YES Fund.

The group attended services at Temple Israel on Friday night, enjoyed a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum,  and sang and danced with Julie Silver at a Saturday night concert.  There were also many workshops to choose from and late night skits to enjoy.  

Twenty one attended the biennial from Memphis and over 40 volunteered to help prior to and during the weekend.  The local committee was chaired by Phyllis Gregory with Jane Eckstein and Lorraine Steinberg serving as assistant co-chairs.  

Below are some of the photos highlighting this amazing weekend!  

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