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Women of Temple Sinai

The Women of Temple Sinai (WTS), an affiliate of the Women of Reform Judaism, is the collective voice and presence of women in congregational life. Stronger together, we support the ideals and enhance the quality of Jewish living to ensure the future of Temple Sinai and progressive Judaism in North America, Israel and around the world.

WTS is an inclusive community for all Temple Sinai women — married, partnered, single, divorced, and widowed — with or without children — Jewish and non-Jewish. We have a long history of supporting youth and families, funding Temple endeavors, providing educational forums, getting involved in critical issues, and encouraging women's leadership development and personal growth in mind, body and spirit. All who identify as female are welcome.

For more information about Programs, please contact Susan Rosenthal.

Upcoming Events

WTS Opening Event 2023 Judaism ThroughA Feminist Lens
Sunday, October 22, 1:00 – 4:00pm, Stern Hall

Please join WTS for some up close, personal time with our own Rabbi Julie Bressler as featured speaker. Her topic should produce some lively discussion for women of all ages. Come make new friends and meet with incoming WTS Board. Enjoy High Tea sandwiches and sweets. If cost is an obstacle, please let us know.

Please register here by October 18


Personal Safety
Wednesday, October 11, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Albers Chapel

Co-Sponsored with Wise Aging Committee. OPD Representative. In person.
Chaired by Karen Tanner

Film Nights/Zoom
Thursday, November 9, 7:00pm (Dirty Dancing)
Thursday,  February 15, 7:00pm
Thursday,  May 16, 7:00pm

Co- Chairs – Karen Tanner and Pat Livingston

Film Nights/In Person Showing and Discussion of Dirty Dancing
Thursday, November 2, Dirty Dancing at Lynn Simon’s

Chanukah Party
December 6, 2023

Chair TBD

Crip Camp
Date and Place TBD

Co-Sponsored with Access Committee.
Co-Chairs Denise Jacobson and Natalie Crouch

Repro Shabbat
February 9 

Rabbi Bressler, Susan Rosenthal and Karen Pernet

Vashti’s Den
Wednesday, March 3 

Nadya Sanchez – Chair.
Begin work - January, 2024

Torah Study in Preparation for WTS Shabbat
Dates TBD

Planning/Prayer Writing for WTS Shabbat

Rehearsal for WTS Shabbat
Date TBD

WTS Shabbat:
Friday, March 29, 2024

WTS Seder
Thursday, 4/18/24

Chair TBD

WTS Closing Picnic: Date and Chair - TBD

Bi-monthly Meetings

Second Wednesday of every other month
6:30pm via Zoom until further notice

All women are invited to attend WTS Board meetings to gain an understanding of our organization, contribute their ideas and get to know other women. Meetings largely focus on planning future events and critical issues activities, reports from the board and related business. However, some meetings also include special activities and/or speakers. Please contact Shelley Hubner for more information. 

Become a Member

How can you get involved? Become a member! 
There are many reasons why women join WTS and a lot depends on where they are in their lives:

  • Many women join for social reasons and attend events to meet and be with other Jewish women.
  • Some join because they have children and appreciate all that WTS does to support youth and families.
  • Many women join in support of social action activities and our critical issues agenda.
  • Often non-Jewish women join because their spouse or partner is Jewish and it's a great way to learn more about keeping a Jewish home and Jewish traditions.
  • There are women who join even though they know they don't have the time right now to participate, because they believe in what WTS and our national affiliate, WRJ, stands for and they want to show their support.

New Temple Sinai Members: Take advantage of our one-year complimentary membership!

Membership Dues: All WTS members are an equal part of our community regardless of dues amount. Women are asked to join at whatever level they are able.

2022-23 Annual Membership             
    Basic Dues           $45     
"Contributing" Memberships             
    Basic Dues + Chai          $63     
    Basic Dues + Double Chai          $81     
    Basic Dues + Triple Chai          $99    


To join, please register on the Temple Sinai Portal or download the membership form and send it in along with your check made payable to Women of Temple Sinai to: 

Stephanie Frey
2490 Simas Avenue
Pinole, CA 94564

For more information, please contact Estelle Baum or Stephanie Frey (Co-Chairs).

Sat, September 23 2023 8 Tishrei 5784