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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


Jewelry Workshop
Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:00  – 4:00pm. In-person.

Make earrings or bracelets for Valentine’s Day at a gallery for artisans in Pinole. Led by bead-maven Peggy Mathews, endorsed by WTS member Stephanie Frey. The gallery is in a mall with plenty of parking and is wheelchair accessible. All supplies provided. Minimum 6, maximum 10. Masks and vaccination required. 

Register here by January 31.


Social Dancing Series
Sundays 5:00 – 6:00pm: February 6 (Merengue), March 6 (Waltz), April 3 (Salsa), May 1 (East Coast Swing), June 5 (Hustle)

Discover the basics of partner dancing…..leading (an active life) and following (the music). We will learn a new dance on the first Sunday of every month. Meet Danielle and Doug, and other fellow Temple (and WTS) Members at The Beat in Berkeley: 2560 Ninth St #119, Berkeley, CA 94710. Limit 4 couples (8 people). Must be vaccinated and masked. Studio is well aerated and has air purifiers. 

Register here by February 1.


Join in creating prayers for the 32nd WTS Sisterhood Shabbat Service 
Five Monday evening sessions starting December 13, 7:00 - 8:30pm via Zoom

We are excited to begin the process of creating our 32nd WTS Sisterhood Shabbat Service. Share in this opportunity for women’s minds and voices to come together to discover, reinterpret, and write your own Shabbat prayer in a supportive atmosphere. No previous experience is necessary. You don’t have to have been part of the Torah Study to be in the service. Join WTS and be a part of this inspiring tradition. 

Registration for this event is now closed.



Monthly Meetings

Second Wednesday of Each Month 
6:30pm via Zoom until further notice.

All women are invited to attend monthly 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 Sue Bachman 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.

2021-2022 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 Myriam Easton or Sabina Cohen (Co-Chairs).

Mon, January 17 2022 15 Sh'vat 5782