Our Sisterhood

A strong synagogue is vital to a healthy Jewish community. Because the synagogue is so important in our community, it’s important for its members to feel a personal connection to it. The synagogue should be a place where members feel comfortable praying, studying, socializing, and just being part of a community. Temple B’nai Israel Sisterhood, the heart of the congregation, offers the women – with all of their different interests, tastes, and ages – a vital opportunity to make that connection.

Sisterhood, through its programs and projects, provides its members with:

A place to learn how to become fulfilled, committed, observant, and knowledgeable Jewish women.
A place to establish lasting friendships.
A place to develop leadership and organizational skills.
A place to network.
A place to perform mitzvot that betters our community and the greater Spartanburg community.

Sisterhood women are continually working on fund-raising projects and events. Monies raised from these activities support many aspects of the Temple B’nai Israel.  We published the Temple B’nai Israel Sisterhood Cookbook.  This cookbook was compiled over several years and is filled with hundreds of recipes donated by Sisterhood members with many recipes passed down through generations.  Cookbooks may be ordered through the office, 864-582-2001. We have several Sisterhood Funds that anyone can contribute to in honor of a simcha or as a memorial for a loved one.  Our Sisterhood yearly bake sale is a community wide success with funds dispersed for both Temple needs and the needs of the Spartanburg community.