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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.

For more information about Programs, please contact Danielle Schanz or Susan Edelman.

Upcoming Events


LADIES’ MOVIE DISCUSSION NIGHT Featuring “Crossing Delancey” 
Thursday, October 13, 7:30pm, Zoom

Are you feeling a bit nostalgic? Do you remember “Crossing Delancey” with Amy Irving? Never saw it? A shonda! Here’s your chance! Watch “Crossing Delancey,” a delightful and moving romantic comedy about what really counts in a loving relationship, the power of intergenerational love and respect, and the importance of empathy and humor. Our always lively discussions will certainly highlight what is eternally relevant.

“Crossing Delancey” can be viewed on Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Apple Prime, YouTube, Google Play Movies, or Vudu.

Register Here by October 7 
After you register you will receive the Zoom link to join in the discussion.


Kosher Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 27, 1:00pm

Did you know that award-winning Kosher wines are made from Napa grapes right here in the East Bay…Berkeley in particular? Come to a wine tasting at Covenant Winery and decide for yourself if this is really the most wonderful kosher wine ever made. Our wine tasting will be led by Covenant Winery’s co-owner, Jodie Morgan and her daughter Zoe. Jodie used to be a social worker, has written nine cook books and is a Master Gardener, amongst her many talents. Zoe recently moved back to California after living in Israel for the last 7 years where she coordinated Covenant’s Israeli winery. We will be at 1102 6th Street, Berkeley, outdoor on the patio, celebrating life. L’Chaim.

Register Here by October 24


YES! You Can Really Sketch!
Sunday, October 30, 3:00 - 5:00pm, Stern Hall

You don’t have to be an “artist” to sketch! Join WTS member Beth Bourland to learn easy tips to better enjoy drawing with your niece, nephew or grandchild. You may want to start a travel sketchbook or gardening journal of your own!

Please bring:

  • Pencil (#2 or any kind)
  • Writing pen (any common variety)
  • “Fine” or “Ultra-fine point” black Sharpie or similar marker
  • Pink eraser (available at Walgreen’s, etc)
  • About 20 sheets of paper from your printer.

We’ll explore together in a relaxing environment. Limit 30 people, so sign up early. Free for WTS members, $10 for non-members.

Register Here by October 24—link to come

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: 

Sabina Cohen
1555 Lakeside Dr., Apt. 182
Oakland, CA  94612

For more information, please contact Estelle Baum or Sabina Cohen (Co-Chairs).

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