Temple Israel


Sisterhood Rules!Sisterhood supports many projects that serve the congregation, community, and the WRJ national organization. Through the support of the Holland Bulb project and the Judaica shop, Sisterhood funds major improvements and efforts for Temple Israel, URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, and the Women of Reform Judaism.

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Ongoing Programs:

DO A MITZVAH FOR SENIORS (first Wednesdays of the month, 5:30pm)

MIFA CookingPrepare meals for low-income senior companions who help other seniors in their homes. Sisterhood will provide lunch for the companions when they receive monthly training at MIFA. For more details, please e-mail Elise Meyer.

BOOK GROUP (monthly, second Wednesdays, 1:30 pm)
Please e-mail Beverly Buchalter, book club chair.

KNITTING, Thursdays, 1:30-3 pm
Mother Bear Project invites you to “knit for a cause” at Temple to make items for a variety of causes. For more information, contact Jenny Baer or Phyllis Niegelberg.

ROSH CHODESH, Monthly, 7pm
Gather to celebrate the new moon and explore Jewish themes. E-mail Susan Stein for details.


The WRJ-Sisterhood Judaica Shop's hours, winter hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm,  Friday 10am-1 pm, Sunday (when religious school is in session) 9am-12:30 pm. For your shopping convenience we have a Bridal and Gift Registry. Shop often for new and exciting items. Also, buy from this Judaica jewelry vendor, and Sisterhood benefits from the sales. (Buy your Maj Jongg card!)


Holland Bulbs

If your own garden is full, please consider making a gift of fabulous Holland Bulbs to beautify our Temple grounds or the Cancer Survivors Park or to delight the residents at the Memphis Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center or Plough Towers. For more information, please e-mail Diane Halperin or call her at 901.682.2812.  These bulbs are a great addition to ANY garden and make great gifts too. Buy amaryllis bulbs (while supplies last!) from the Holland Bulb Committee. These gorgeous flowers at $18 and are boxed, ready to plant, and make great gifts. You can also make a donation to the Cancer Survivors Park in Audubon Park, Temple Israel grounds, or the Temple cemetery. E-mail Judy Royal, or call 683-7959.


Meal Preparation
Make suppers for MIFA's Estival Communities, cook meals for delivery for Temple's Mitzvah Day, or prepare and serve a Passover Seder.

Mother Bear Project
Knit bears for children in Africa through the Mother Bear project and caps and lap robes for MIFA's Love Caps program and Wings at West Clinic for people in the Memphis community. E-mail Jenny Baer, or call 754-8126.


Work with WRJ's adopt-a-school, Colonial School for the Visually Limited. Every year, in June, there are 3 or 4 different events that are enjoyed by the children and is also very meaningful to the volunteers. This is also a great opportunity for service hours for middle and high school students.The events include: rollar skating, museum visits, trips to the arcade, lunch, and more.


To contact a Sisterhood representative, send an e-mail or leave a message on their hotline number, 901.937.2790. Refer to the WRJ Bulletin for the latest information. Visit the WRJ-Sisterhood website for more photos and information.