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
WTS ANNUAL DINNER
Learn About the Rise of Antisemitism
at Francesca’s, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 6 pm
$36 Early-bird registration
$45 after June 12
Women of Temple Sholom will hold its Annual Dinner to celebrate its successful year and to share some of the exciting plans for the coming year. We’ll also continue our tradition of presenting an expert speaker on a “hot topic” issue, and this year we’re honored that Amy Stoken, newly-named Deputy Director of Advocacy for the American Jewish Committee and a Temple congregant, will address “The Rise of Antisemitism, from Charlottesville to Squirrel Hill to Poway”.
Join Rabbi Conover, our WTS clergy liaison, as we socialize with a room full of dynamic women and enjoy a delicious multi-course Italian dinner that includes appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks and a cash bar. Gluten-free entrees are available by contacting Stacy Charnay no later than Monday, June 24, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-435-1545. Parking options include $10 valet, and metered and free street parking.
Don’t forget to register by June 12 for the early-bird price!
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 email@example.com)
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!