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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 Danielle Schanz or Susan Edelman.

Upcoming Events


End of the Year Picnic with Accessory Exchange
Monday, June 26, 4:00 – 6:00pm, Oakland

Tired of your costume jewelry and accessories, like belts and purses?

Want to exchange them for some new ones while telling your friends at WTS the origin stories of your faux pearls?

Then come to the outdoor terrace at 1200 Lakeshore Drive in Oakland on June 26, 2023 from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Street parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged. Once you sign up, we can help you find someone who lives near you. Handicap accessible. This celebration event is a potluck, so please bring appetizers and drinks to share. WTS will supply paper goods. After you have signed up, we will send you an email to confirm what you are bringing so we do not have duplicates. Bring your costume jewelry to exchange. All items not exchanged will be donated to next year’s White Elephant Sale.

Register here by June 19.

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).

Sun, May 28 2023 8 Sivan 5783