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 Lunch Connection;
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; and

We support our Temple youth by... 
Supporting Pre-School Scholarships;
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; and
Managing our Temple Judaica shop where ritual objects are readily available.

We learn together at... 
Women of Reform Judaism district and national conferences, and with
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... 
Guiding foster youth through the college application process;
Helping to provide holiday parties for foster youth;
Supporting Women of the Wall;
Co-sponsoring Oakland Mayoral forum; and
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; and 
Development and publication of "The Torah: A Women's Commentary"