Temple Israel Sisterhood
“To foster fellowship and further Jewish ideals.”

Temple Israel Sisterhood
Executive Board

President ― Marsha Albert
Vice-President ―  Ina Angel
Secretary ― Ronni Cohen Spudich
Treasurer ― Betty Stern
Financial Secretary ― Dona Hall
Past President ― Millie Snyder
Members at Large ― Jillian Epstein & Lynn Gattlieb
Sisterhood Representative to Temple Board ― Marsha Albert


  • Budget & Finance Committee ― Marsha Albert, Ina Angel & Betty Stern
  • Fundraising ― the Board
  • Holland Bulb Sales ― Sisterhood no longer sells Holland bulbs
  • Corresponding Secretary ― Jackie Artz
  • Membership ― Jackie Artz
  • Programs ― Cookie Glasser
  • Helen F. Thalheimer Care Committee ― Betty Stern & Mary Rich Maloy
  • Yearbook ― Ronni Cohen Spudich
  • Shabbat Covered Dish Dinners ― TBA
  • Constitutional Revisions/Parliamentarian ― Ronni Cohen Spudich
Department of Religious Living
  • College Youth ― Betty Stern
  • Floral Fund* Provides arrangements for pulpit flowers for Sabbath Services and High Holy Days. ― Betty Stern
Department of Religious Action & WRJ Projects – Community Service Committees
  • Sojourner’s Shelter ― Caroline Ostand
  • Critical Issues ― Francine Thalheimer

Temple Sisterhood Cookbook & Addendum

Kitchen Mavens’ Recipes – $18
A treasured collection of recipes from generations of Temple members and friends. Cookbook Addendum – $10
The addendum of new recipes is printed on pages that are 3-hole punched and sized to easily insert into the original cookbook binder.
These items are available for purchase at the Temple.

The History of our Sisterhood

In 1874, one year after Virginia Street Temple was organized, our very dedicated women organized the ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society with a focus on charity at home and away. In 1984, our generous Ladies donated a Ten Commandments stained glass window to the Temple. It now illuminates our foyer at Temple Israel.

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