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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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Flower Arranging Workshop: Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Learn to make beautiful flower arrangements in a “hands on” workshop taught by the talented Jina Rezvanpour. A light breakfast is included. Information, contact Program Vice-President Lisa Pompan at 310-837-6070. For reservations contact Dee Goozé, at (310) 553-7468.

One Crazy Night: Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Join us as we participate in the Temple-wide Hanukkah celebration.

Luncheon: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon Program. Details to be provided.

Sisterhood Shabbaton: Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20, 2016. Sisterhood members and their daughters lead services. To participate with an English or Hebrew part, contact Shabbaton Chair, Faranak Rostamian at faranakr1026@gmail.com.

Help Us Plan Our 2016 Biennial Sisterhood Retreat at Camp Ramah: You can help shape and plan this wonderful weekend. Contact Michele Gabai michelegabai@sbcglobal.net or Clara Bruno at clara_bruno@yahoo.com to sign up.

Mah Jongg Tournament: Sunday, March 20 2016 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 or Afsaneh Daneshvar at (310) 476-3969.

Torah Fund Luncheon: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 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 Deborah Weinstein at (310) 838-5474 or Mehrzad Roshan at (310) 230-1168.

Womens League PSW Retreat: Sunday-Monday, April 3-4, 2016 at the Irvine Hilton. For details, contact Rachelle Marcus at 310) 550-5884 or Jina Rezvanpour at (310) 991-2509.

Evening Program: Tuesday, April 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Ron Wolfson, Fingerhut Professor of Education at the American Jewish University, a noted speaker and author, will speak on his newest book. For details contact Program Vice President, Lisa Pompan, at 310-837-6070.

Donor Luncheon: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 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 21, 2016 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, Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec.10 2015, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10, April 7, May 12, 2016. 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 or email her at steveedie@earthlink.net.


Project Caring: Musical visits to patients at the Brentwood Health Care Center in Santa Monica, one hour a month to bring joy and companionship. October visits are on October 13 and October 27, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Future 2015 visits will be on November 17, December 1, December 8 (Hanukkah party) and December 22 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. October 8 – December 22, 2015. No class on November 3rd and 26th. 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 $120 for 20 sessions.

Calligraphy with DeAnn Singh: Nine Mondays: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., October 19 – December 14, 2015. Cost is $150 per person. Class is limited to 18 students. 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. This semester will cover Uncial and illuminated manuscript decoration and is open to beginning and intermediate students. Materials may be purchased during first class. Look for supply list at DeAnnSinghCalligraphy.blogspot.com. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.

More Adventures in Watercolor--Landscape with Ande Chen: Eight Tuesdays: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. October 13 – December 8, 2015. No class Nov. 24. Cost is $120 plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor at first class. Explore landscape painting with emphasis on Impressionism. Class is limited to 18 students and is almost at capacity. Wait-list accepted.

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

Midrash and Merlot with Rabbi Nicole Guzik. Thursday evenings 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Tentative dates: May 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 9, 16, 2016. This class will focus on intimate, in-depth study for each portion in the Book of Genesis,taking a careful look at character analysis and metaphors in the Bible. There is a minimum requirement of 8 attendees for this class to begin, so please be sure to register in advance! Free for Sinai Temple members and Sisterhood members and $25 per session (or $150 for all 6 classes for non-members.

Co-sponsored by Sisterhod, Dor CHadash and ATID. 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 floral centerpieces 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, 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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