What We Do
We develop leadership skills...
Many of our members continue to serve the Temple, Women of Reform Judaism and the greater Jewish Community.
We form friendships and build community by...
Attending the Jewish film festival together;
Networking at our monthly Ladies Who Lunch;
Joining in on our weekly walks;
Working together for a common cause;
Discussing our own interpretations of spiritual texts;
Celebrating holidays together; and
Supporting one another in times of need and in times of joy.
We provide for Temple needs by...
Creating an Im Tirtzu fund for the Temple building expansion;
Purchasing the portable Ark;
Repairing Temple Sinai Torahs;
Purchasing the original preschool playground equipment;
Providing kitchen supplies;
We support our Temple youth by...
Funding camp scholarships, Israel trips for teens
Funding Temple youth group activities;
Providing kiddush cups to B'nai Mitzvah students; and
Providing Bibles to confirmands.
We enrich spiritual activities by...
Creating unique Shabbat services each year;
Celebrating Passover together at our annual Women's Seder;
Managing our Temple Judaica shop where ritual objects are readily available.
We learn together at...
Women of Reform Judaism district and national conferences;
Rabbi Chester’s book talks;
Our co-sponsored East Bay Jewish Forum;
Cooking 101 classes; and
Speakers addressing topics such as “Caring for Aging Parents and Ourselves”, “End of Life Decisions”, women’s health and fitness and more
We get involved in critical issues by...
Donating resources to provide Judaica for Hurricane Katrina victims;
Safely escorting women into family planning clinics;
Guiding foster youth through the college application process;
Helping to provide holiday parties for foster youth;
Co-sponsoring “Voices of Genocide: Education to Action”;
Providing resources to support agencies focusing on issues we care about.
Through our contributions to the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), we support...
ARZA/World Union for Progressive Judaism
Jewish Braille Institute
The Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism in the U.S. and Israel
Scholarship aid for rabbinic students in the U.S. and Israel
Awards for outstanding cantorial students
Nursery schools in Israel and Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati
Development and publication of “The Torah: A Women's Commentary”