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 Fall Kick Off Event
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Little (Jewish) Night Music

Reception, Dinner and Concert

Bettie Port “Cabaret” at Temple Sholom

Please join us for our exciting Women of Temple Sholom kick-off event. Enjoy a festive evening of music and food featuring:

·     Reception and dinner with delicious Mediterranean cuisine

·     Israeli/Pop/Rock/Jazz concert performed by Rabbi Rossoff and his band Kol Sasson

·     Raffle with fabulous prizes


·     $36 registration until Oct. 3

·     $48 registration from Oct. 4 – 9 (no registration taken after Oct. 9)

·     $72 sponsor (pays for your registration and one sponsorship for a guest in-need)

·     $125 Event “Host” (pays for your registration and helps to underwrite the event)

Click here to register

Wine, Dine and Style Raffle Prizes include:

·     $300 Mario Pinto gift certificate

·     Scarf by Maria Pinto (value $400)

·     Wine tasting for 8 people at Chez Moi restaurant

·     City Winery Tour and tasting for 4 people

·     A variety of gift certificates for restaurants, nail service and more! All prizes are listed on the website found here

Cost for “Wine, Dine and Style” Raffle:

·     $10 for 1 ticket

·     $40 for 5 tickets


To purchase “Wine, Dine and Style” raffle tickets, click here, select “WTS Kick-off event” and then click “Wine, Dine and Style Raffle”

Grand Vacation Home Raffle

Win two nights at a newly remodeled historic home in Douglas, Michigan (donated by temple members Jon Karmel and Marla Gross).  Lovely house has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and sleeps 10! Close to art galleries, shopping, dining and Saugatuck

Click here for detailed information and to see photos

Cost for “Vacation Home” Raffle

·     $25 for 1 ticket

·     $60 for 3 tickets

To purchase “Vacation Home” raffle tickets, click here, select “WTS Kick-off event” and then click “Vacation Home Raffle”

This special WTS dinner and concert event is for women of the Temple Sholom community and their female guests only, but all Temple Sholom men and women are welcome to participate in the raffles.


For questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Charnay at 773-435-1545 or at stacy@sholomchicago.org.

How do I join?
Click below to officially join Women of Temple Sholom