Toiletry Collection Drive
WED | MAR 25
The Women of Temple Sholom are collecting toiletries to benefit women at Logan Correctional Center.
Click here to learn more.
WHAT IS WTS? Women of Temple Sholom was formerly the Temple’s Sisterhood. The mission and goals have not changed, only the name to better reflect the contemporary, inclusive group we are and to appeal to a wider, even more diverse audience. Every woman of Temple Sholom is invited and encouraged to join us.
WHO ARE WE? We are a dynamic group of women of all ages and life stages who are CONCERNED about our community, our city and our world…who are COMMITTED to making a difference and having our voices heard…who are COMPASSIONATE about the marginalized and vulnerable members of society…who CARE about enriching our spiritual selves…who COME TOGETHER to learn, to explore and to discover the joys of friendship and the strength of sisterhood. We are wonderfully diverse with a place for all. Single, married, widowed, divorced, children, no children, straight, LBGTQ, working, retired, young and old – whoever you are, we welcome you and your energy, your enthusiasm and your life experience to add to the vitality of WTS.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN? If you want to learn about important issues, seek lifelong friendships, are passionate about making a positive impact on our Temple and our community, then WTS is the group for you. Last year alone, we provided a bus for the Reunification Ride so Chicago children could visit their mothers incarcerated at Logan Correctional Center downstate; collected winter coats; sponsored an on-going toiletries drive; and heard speakers from the Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and supported their efforts. We have a full slate of exciting and meaningful events in the coming year, including our beautiful annual Women’s Seder.
WHERE DO MY DUES GO? The annual membership of $36 a year goes to fund our special events and initiatives. A percentage of our membership dues goes to Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) to increase the impact of its work worldwide, including projects supporting religious and family education, strengthening Jewish identity, and a wide range of social justice and women’s issues.
Upcoming Women of Temple Sholom Events
$48 Waitlist after March 11
$18 Under 18
$72 Seder Sponsor
The annual Women’s Seder is one of WTS’s most beautiful and popular events, designed to get you in the right state of mind to prepare for your own holiday celebration. Last year, a multigenerational group of nearly 100 temple women and their guests got an advance taste of Passover with a meaningful women-centered service led by our amazing clergy Rabbi Shoshanah Conover and Cantor Sheera Ben-David using our specially-created women’s Haggadah. After a delicious catered Seder meal, the memorable evening will conclude with lively singing, dancing and tambourine-playing.
Creating an event like this takes more than a miracle. It requires a huge amount of mighty women-power. A large team of volunteers is needed to help in a myriad of ways, before the Seder, during and after. Marilyn Oskin is Seder Chair, and this year she has the enthusiastic assistance of Co-Chairs Maddie Elkins and Stephanie Brehm, both new TS members who are also involved with Makom.
Click here to register, pay and volunteer or contact Emma Harmon at email@example.com or 773-435-1542. Be sure to invite women friends and family members of all ages. If you’re coming on your own or are new to the temple, you’ll discover that we’re a warm and welcoming group who will make sure you have a wonderful time.
How do I join?
Click below to officially join Women of Temple Sholom
Mah Jong/Game Night – Sponsored by Brotherhood & Sisterhood
Our successful weekly Mahjong group is calling “gamers” of all ages, men and women, boys and girls.
Please let Lori Curtis (773-435-1531 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
know which games you would like to participate in on a weekly basis. Is it Canasta, Scrabble, Bridge, Monopoly? You name it, Temple Sholom Sisterhood and Brotherhood will host it.
Don’t know a Game? We can teach you!