Sisterhood



Sisterhood Presidents’ Message

Sisterhood Temple Emanuel is a caring, vibrant community with a multigenerational membership comprised of women engaged in synagogue life at many levels. Sisterhood strives to maintain and preserve Conservative Judaism by connecting Jewish women of all ages to one another, the synagogue, and the Jewish way of life. We work year-round to create and fund programs for the welfare of the Temple Emanuel congregation while fostering a sense of community responsibility among congregants.

Sisterhood Temple Emanuel presidents, Robin Shaevel and Lisa Cohen, are long-time members of Temple Emanuel. Robin and her husband, Peter, have three children and have been synagogue members for 15 years. They joined when their youngest, now a senior in high school, was in preschool at Temple Emanuel. Robin works for Newton Community Education as a Program Coordinator. She has served on the Sisterhood Board of Directors in many capacities including Donor Co-chair, VP of Programming and Nominating Committee Chair, in addition to Temple Emanuel’s Annual Appeal Commitee and Vision Committee.

Lisa and her husband David have also been members of Temple Emanuel for over 15 years. They live in Waban, where they have raised their three children: Jordan, Rachel and Joey. Lisa works as a fifth-grade teacher at Brophy Elementary School in Framingham. As a long-time Sisterhood member, Lisa has served on the Sisterhood Board of Directors in many capacities including Executive Vice President, Donor Co-chair, VP of On-going Programs and Activities, Parliamentarian, Recording Secretary and Torah Fund Co-chair.

Robin and Lisa are grateful for the opportunity to guide Sisterhood. Alongside Sisterhood’s dedicated Board of Directors, they look forward to continuing the tradition of making Sisterhood a space where women gather together to learn, socialize and give back to the community.

B’shalom,

Robin Shaevel and Lisa Cohen

Thank you to our Sisterhood Leadership for all that they do!

Join Sisterhood

Throughout the year, Sisterhood Temple Emanuel supports numerous religious, social and educational events.  Join Sisterhood and be a part of this dynamic group.

Please be aware that $15 of Sisterhood dues automatically goes to Women’s League.  We hope you will consider increasing your contribution to help support our programs.

Join or renew your tax deductible Sisterhood membership with one of these quick and easy methods:

1. Join Sisterhood on your Temple Emanuel Dues Statement

Check off the “Join Sisterhood” box on your Temple Emanuel Dues Statement

2.  Join Sisterhood by Check

Write a check for $36 – $108, payable to “Sisterhood Temple Emanuel” and bring it to the Blum Executive Office or send it to:

Sisterhood Temple Emanuel
385 Ward Street
Newton Center, MA 02459

Please include your email address along with your home address when paying by check.

3.  Join Sisterhood Online

Sisterhood Membership Dues (2019-2020) – $36 – $108

Please note that for all online donations, a 3% convenience fee will be added at checkout to cover online processing fees.

Having troubles paying online? email: SisterhoodPayments@templeemanuel.com

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Events for November 2019 › Sisterhood

Calendar of Events

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Tuesday Morning Study Group

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Knitting and Needlepoint Group

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Sisterhood Donor Event

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Tuesday Morning Study Group

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Not Your Bubbe’s Kitchen

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Tuesday Morning Study Group

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Spilling the Beans on the College Admissions Process

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Knitting and Needlepoint Group

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Yoga For The Soul Minyan

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For a complete listing of all Sisterhood programs, please visit our programs page.