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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.

That magical feeling of bonding, sharing and just plain fun when women come together is something only we, as women, can understand. Even more, the power of women organizing to make a difference is limitless.

As an affiliate of the Women of Temple Sinai, our members share a global identity with more than 75,000 women in over 550 Sisterhoods across the United States, Canada and thirteen other countries. At the heart of WRJ is the shared goal of engagement in spirituality, a commitment to the creation of a vital, influential, and caring Reform Jewish community, and advocacy on critical issues to fulfill the spiritual mandate of tikkun olam. Collectively, WRJ is devoted to a road spectrum of Jewish and humanitarian causes. WRJ allows our voices to be heard throughout the world, creating one unified voice, and proving that we are truly stronger together.


Women of Temple Sinai Programs and Events


Monthly Meetings

Second Wednesday of Each Month 
6:00pm for dinner
6:30pm for meeting

All women are invited to attend monthly meetings to gain an understanding of our organization, contribute their ideas and get to know other women. Held at Temple Sinai, 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 Sue Bachman for more information. 

WTS Book Clubs 
Daytime Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:15pm in the Temple Sinai Library. Please contact Susan Levy if you have any questions or need further information. 

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.

2019-2020 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 to: 

Women of Temple Sinai
c/o Temple Sinai
2808 Summit Street
Oakland, CA 94609

For more information, please contact Susan Edelman.

Sun, October 25 2020 7 Cheshvan 5781