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Sisterhood provides a place for spiritual, personal and leadership growth for women ages 21+ who are in all stages of life– single, married, parents, childless women, empty-nesters, working and retired. We are the only sisterhood in the Phoenix area affiliated with Women of Reform Judaism. Sisterhood works hard to bring education, religious, and social programs to our synagogue. 

Sisterhood is a great place to help nurture our congregation through

  • Camp scholarships
  • Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Educational speakers
  • Providing Oneg for special occasions
  • Providing meals and support to families in need
  • Ongoing collection of toiletries for a local charity
  • Social events

Our annual events include:

  • Lilith Salon
  • Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Bunco
  • Sips, Sukkot and Havdallah
  • Hanukkah Party
  • Family Bingo
  • IHelp
  • Girls Night Out
  • Spring Luncheon
  • Painting party

Sisterhood Board

  • Karen Kahn, President
  • Dina Bedak, Immediate past President
  • Oslynn Benjamin, Secretary
  • Barb Kish, VP Religion & Education
  • Barb Raviol, Co-VP Membership
  • Lori Selles   VP of Administration
  • Adriane Keene, Executive Vice President
  • Cher Diefenbacher, Treasurer
  • Marian Weintraub, Director
  • Dana Spiel, Co VP of membership
  • Patty Glascom, Member at Large
  • Cris Woods, Member at Large
  • Jean Yagobian, Director

Registration and annual dues of $36, $25 for ages 65+, required. Download the Sisterhood membership application or apply online. 

Temple membership required for participation. Learn about becoming a member.

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