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Temple Emanu-El offers the incredible women of our temple the opportunity to come together for friendship, spiritual and social activities, educational programs and projects to enrich and benefit our temple family.  Our goal is to provide financial support to the religious school while forming connections among like-minded women.  No matter your age, we encourage you to join us as we come together for a wide variety of social and learning opportunities, and to make a difference in our community.

Sisterhood is responsible for running the Temple Gift Shop.  For information about the Sisterhood Gift Shop and how to volunteer click HERE.

Susan Simon & Judy Fine, Co-Presidents

Benefits of joining the Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood:

  • You become part of our Sisterhood family, and we learn and celebrate on this journey together.
  • Your membership dues and fundraising activities provide significant annual support for our religious school.
  • We give gifts to our B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmands.

Within the structure of the Congregation, Sisterhood is the collective presence, voice, and strength of women. It is the place where women can meet and work together for the benefit of the Congregation, an outlet for the creative energy, talent, and leadership potential for individual Jewish women.

Get Involved!

There is no better way to find out about our Sisterhood at Temple Emanu-El than to join us for one of our many activities such as our book club, educational programs and social events.  Our Board Meetings are also open to all who would like to join us. A complimentary membership is available to new female members of the temple, ages 21 and older.

The brochure below includes instructions for joining our wonderful Sisterhood!

Sisterhood Brochure

Sisterhood Board for 2023-2024

Co-President Judy Fine
Co-President Susan Simon
Fundraising Vice President Carol Green
Membership Vice President Betty Perlmutter
Programming Vice President Susan Lerman
Recording Secretary Betty Crane
Corresponding Secretary Ethel Gross
Treasurer Adrienne Krouse
Trustee Janet Alloy
Trustee Susy Childers
Trustee Judy Handleman
Trustee Marsha Feldstein
Immediate Past President Harriette Krasnoff


Please contact Susan Simon or Judy Fine.

For additional information, contact the Temple office at (941) 371-2788 or email us HERE.

Upcoming Sisterhood Events

TuesdayTue, 5 DecDecember, 2023

Sisterhood Book Club

Tuesday, Dec 5th 1:30p to 3:00pHow To Love Your Daughter - in person Benderson Family Hall


TuesdayTue, 2 JanJanuary, 2024

Sisterhood Book Club

Tuesday, Jan 2nd 1:30p to 3:00pKunstlers In Paradise - Benderson Family Hall


SundaySun, 14 JanJanuary, 2024

MLK Tribute

Sunday, Jan 14th 2:00p to 4:00pSanctuary


SundaySun, 21 JanJanuary, 2024

Sisterhood Paid Up Luncheon

Sunday, Jan 21st 11:00a to 3:00pBenderson Family Hall


TuesdayTue, 6 FebFebruary, 2024

Sisterhood Book Club

Tuesday, Feb 6th 1:30p to 3:00pThe Wind Knows My Name - Benderson Family Hall


MondayMon, 12 FebFebruary, 2024
TuesdayTue, 5 MarMarch, 2024

Sisterhood Book Club

Tuesday, Mar 5th 1:30p to 3:00pKantika - Benderson Family Hall


SundaySun, 10 MarMarch, 2024

Bus Trip to Holocaust Museum

Sunday, Mar 10th 8:15a to 2:00pHonor survivors. Explore their stories. Inspire hope. St. Petersburg, FL Questions: Nina Levitt



Mon, December 4 2023 21 Kislev 5784