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

Temple Israel Sisterhood
Executive Board

President ― Gayle Twigger-Shaw
Vice-President ― Amy Shapiro
Secretary ― Ronni Cohen Spudich
Treasurer ― Betty Stern
Financial Secretary ― Judy Lundy
Past President ― Sue Eisinger
Members at Large ― Jillian Epstein & Millie Snyder
Sisterhood Representative to Temple Board ― Gayle Twigger-Shaw


  • Budget & Finance Committee ― Betty Stern, Sue Eisinger & Gayle Twigger-Shaw
  • Fundraising ― the Board
  • Holland Bulb Sales ― Judy Lundy
  • Corresponding Secretary ― Jackie Artz
  • Membership ― Jackie Artz
  • Programs ― Lois Coleman & Lynn Gattlieb
  • Helen F. Thalheimer Care Committee ― Betty Stern & Mary Rich Maloy
  • Yearbook ― Ronni Cohen Spudich
  • Shabbat Covered Dish Dinners ― Francine Thalheimer
  • Constitutional Revisions/Parliamentarian ― Lois Coleman
Department of Religious Living
  • College Youth ― Ann Kushner
  • 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
  • Kanawha Valley Interfaith ― Marion Baer, Sue Eisinger, Ann Kushner & Ronni Cohen Spudich
  • Manna Meal ― Betty Stern
  • Sojourner’s Shelter ― Caroline Ostand
  • Critical Issues ― Anne Fishkin & Francine Thalheimer

Sisterhood’s Annual Holland Bulb Sale

Our next Bulb Sale will begin in April.

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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