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Sinai Temple - 10400 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90024 Phone (310) 474-1518 Fax (310) 474-6801

10400 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles, CA. 90024   Phone (310) 474-1518   Fax (310) 474-6801






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Sisterhood is a diverse group of Jewish women of varying ages who gather to observe and promote Jewish values and traditions, enjoying warmth and friendship in the process. While enriching our lives through our many activities, we support Sinai Temple, Conservative Judaism and the greater Jewish community through our social action programs and fundraising efforts. We hope you will join us, for we value the energy and dynamism our new members bring.

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Sisterhood offers:

  • Personal growth, leadership experience and fulfillment through classes, programs, board positions and community service.
  • Monthly programs, ranging from musical to educational to museum trips.
  • A yearly retreat at Camp Ramah, under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Nicole Guzik.
  • A yearly Shabbaton at which our members and their daughters lead our congregation in Shabbat services.
  • Monthly Rosh Hodesh gatherings at members' homes offering delicious meals and interesting programs in an intimate setting.
  • Opportunity for community service through Project Outreach and Project Caring.

Sisterhood supports Israel and many local Jewish organizations including:

  • Sinai Akiba and the Religious School
  • Camp Ramah and Ramah’s Tikvah program for special needs children.
  • Torah Fund, which helps educate rabbis and cantors in the Conservative Movement.


There is something for everyone at Sisterhood. Join us and be fulfilled in many different ways!

For more information please contact: Sisterhood at (310) 481-3308 or sisterhood@sinaitemple.org



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Membership Luncheon: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. We welcome new and paid-up members at a free luncheon. To join Sisterhood, contact Membership Co-Vice Presidents Anna Ungar Fogelman at (310) 273-9835 or Nora Rakow at (310) 858-1168. To make your luncheon reservation, contact Dee Goozé at (310) 553-7468 or deegooze@gmail.com.

8th Annual Women's Retreat: Friday - Sunday, October 24-26, 2014 at Camp Ramah. Join us for a weekend of prayers, activities, hikes, learning and camaraderie. Our theme this year is "Renewing our Jewish Identity.” For more information, contact Retreat Co-Chairs Faranak Rostamian at faranakr1026@gmail.com or Rachel Feldman at rachel.feldman88@gmail.com.  

Sisterhood Program: Wednesday, December 17, 2014.  We will participate in the Temple-wide Hanukkah celebration.

Sisterhood Program: Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Topic to be announced. For information, contact Program Co-Vice-Presidents Afsaneh Daneshvar at (310) 476-3969 or Mehrzad Roshan at (310) 230-0030

Sisterhood Shabbaton: Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7, 2015. Sisterhood members and their daughters lead services. To participate with an English or Hebrew part, contact Shabbaton Co-Chairs Angela Maddahi at angelamaddahi@gmail.com or Faranak Rostamian at faranakr1026@gmail.com.

Mah Jongg Tournament:
Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch is included. For information and to register, contact Rachelle Marcus at (310) 550-5884.

Torah Fund Luncheon: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. honoring our new Ha'Yay Olam recipient(s). Torah Fund supports student rabbis and cantors in the Conservative movement. Pledges of any amount are welcome. Pledges of $180.00 and above entitle you to a Torah Fund pin. To make your contribution, call Torah Fund Co-Vice Presidents Rachelle Marcus at (310) 550-5884 or Roz Goldstine at (310) 275-5872.

Joint Sisterhood/ Men’s Club Program: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Topic TBA.

Donor Luncheon: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. This event is in appreciation of the "donors" who support our activities throughout the year. To learn more, contact Donor Co-Vice-Presidents Jina Rezvanpour at (310) 991-2509 or Lili Shafai at (310) 454-9927.

Board Installation: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. We invite all Sisterhood members to apply for a position on the Board.  For more information, contact Co-Presidents Michele Gabai at michelegabai@sbc.global.net or Clara Bruno at clara_bruno@yahoo.com.

Rosh Hodesh Club: Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in private homes, June 26, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec.18, 2014, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19, April 23, May 21, 2015. Women get together for dinner, learning, camaraderie and fun, one evening each month, to celebrate the "New Moon". For information call Edie Nitzberg at (310) 471-0886.



Project Caring: Musical visits to patients at the Brentwood Health Care Center in Santa Monica, one hour a month to bring joy and companionship. Summer visits are on July 23 and August 20 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. To join, call Beanie Polsky at (310) 305-1912.

Project Outreach: Help us deliver food to the elderly and sick whose names we get from Jewish Family Service three times a year, before Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah and Passover. To join this mitzvah, call Sandy Croll at (310) 274-5705.




For more information on Sisterhood Classes, contact Rosa Berman Ruder at (310) 557-1009 or rbermanr@yahoo.com.

Body Sculpting for Women with Molly Basler: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. September 2 – December 29, 2014. No class on certain dates. Ms. Basler is a certified personal trainer with over 15 years of experience. A complete body conditioning/ body sculpting class to help redefine your line, combining a weight workout for strength, cardio to burn fat and tone, and core exercises to flatten your stomach. All levels are welcome, from beginners to experts. Cost is $140 for 24 sessions.

Calligraphy with DeAnn Singh: We offer two sessions of this popular class. Nine Mondays: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., October 20 – December 15, 2014. Limited to 18 students, each session costs $150 per person. Ms. Singh, a renowned calligrapher, has been teaching on the Westside for 30 years. Calligraphy is a wonderful skill for relaxation and brain stimulation and is useful for addressing envelopes and making cards. Open to beginning and intermediate students, this semester will cover contemporary pointed pen. Materials may be purchased during first class. Look for supply list at DeAnnSinghCalligraphy.blogspot.com.

More Adventures in Watercolor--Landscape with Ande Chen: Seven Tuesdays: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. October 14 – December 9, 2014. No class Nov. 11 and 25. Cost is $120 plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor. Create landscapes inspired by photos and master painters, with particular attention to rocks, skies and seas, reflections and semi-abstract landscapes. Class is limited to 18 students on a first-come, first served basis.

To register for the above classes, please contact Rosa Berman Ruder at (310) 557-1009 or rbermanr@yahoo.com.

Exploring the Mikveh with Rabbi Nicole Guzik. Learn about the various biblical, Talmudic and cultural perspectives surrounding the mikveh, and explore the meaning of the mikveh at various stages in our lives. The class will culminate with a tour of the mikveh at the American Jewish University. Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m. January 20, 27, February 3 and 17, 2015. Co-sponsored with the Program Department. Free for Sinai Temple members and Sisterhood members; $25 per session for non-members. Register online at www.sinaitemple.org or contact Rebeka Small, Program Director at (310) 481-3243 or rsmall@sinaitemple.org.

Sisterhood Catering
We offer delicious extended dairy Kiddush luncheons with beautiful presentations and a warm, personal touch for any simcha. Call Jina Rezvanpour at (310) 991-2509 to book your next event.

Sisterhood Judaica Shop
We offer a discerning collection of Judaica items for sale.
Beautiful Kiddush cups and candlesticks, Passover plates, Hanukkah menorahs, tallitot and kippot, mezzuzot, and many gift items.

For an appointment, call Frances Katz, Manager (310) 481-3290 or
Lorraine Joffe at (310) 890-4802

Sisterhood Judaica Shop

10400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90024
(310) 474-1518 email: sisterhood@sinaitemple.org

Michele Gabai
Clara Bruno

VP Administration
Elaine Holiday

VP Donor
Jina Rezvanpour
Lili Shafai

VP Education
Rosa Berman-Ruder

VP Judaica Shop
Frances Katz

VP Membership
Anna Ungar Fogelman
Nora Chaouli Rakow

VP Program
Afsaneh Daneshvar
Merzad Roshan

VP Torah Fund
Roz Goldstine
Rachelle Marcus

VP Ways and Means
Roya Hekmat
Lina Pournazarian

Treasurer/Financial Sec’y
Judith S. Fisher

Dues Secretary
Flora Ahdout

Corresponding Secretary
Shirley Kory

Recording Secretary
Deborah Weinstein

Edie Nitzberg

Immediate Past President
Rosa Berman Ruder

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     We invite you to join Sisterhood. There is so much that Sisterhood has to offer. As a paid up member, you are invited to attend our Sisterhood Membership Luncheon as our guest on October 21st, at Sinai Temple. It is a great way to meet our members, our rabbis and our cantors. When you receive the luncheon flyer, please RSVP to Dee Goozé, our reservations chairperson. Sisterhood membership also entitles you to receive The Sisterhood Review, our monthly newsletter, enabling you to keep up with all of our monthly activities. Additionally, please also look at the Programs and Classes links on this website to get an idea of the many ways you can become involved and the many options we offer for learning, social interaction in more intimate settings, social action and community service. There is something for everyone. We welcome your participation and your new ideas.

An organization can only stay dynamic if it constantly infuses itself with new ideas and vision. Please share yours with us.




Michele Gabai
Clara Bruno

Co-Vice Presidents -- Membership

Nora Chaouli Rakow
Anna Ungar Fogelman





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