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COS Sisterhood: A place for Jewish Women to Connect, Learn, & Contribute

Our name says it all: We are a true sisterhood. Women who start as strangers, become friends, and over time—through shared experiences and shared values—build bonds that make us feel like sisters. 
Congregation Ohev Shalom’s Sisterhood is part of the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism, the largest synagogue-based women’s organization. We are a diverse, committed, caring group. Sometimes we get together for service projects for Ohev Shalom and the larger community, and other times we gather to learn and grow. And sometimes we just want to be social. We welcome everyone from early careerists and new moms to those who are navigating middle age, retirement, and senior discounts with style and strength.
Our mission is to engage, strengthen, and embrace women of all ages through programs and community service to support our synagogue and the greater community.  
 
Why Sisterhood Is Worth Your Time:
 
We tailor our programming to the needs and interests of our members:
Learning through workshops, lectures, study groups
Growing through book clubs, cooking classes, theater outings
Sharing through social action projects and community service
Jewish experiences through support of synagogue programs & Sisterhood Shabbat 
 
Your membership at Ohev Shalom will be greatly enhanced:   
Develop lifelong friendships
Engage in fabulous and fun social events
Learn in a caring environment
Become a true participant in synagogue life  
 
Opportunities to become involved can easily match your preferences. Jump in with both feet and experience everything that Sisterhood has available. Or, go slower and take a class or two, attend an event, experience a social action project…it’s all up to you!  
 
We truly look forward to meeting you and engaging with you!
Warmest regards,
Es Cohen
Sisterhood Executive Leader
 
 

Sisterhood Events at Ohev Shalom

Our Award-Winning Sisterhood Events keep us busy throughout the year! Here are some of the fantastic events you may have heard about:
 

Annual Brunch in Fall 2023

Friends, mimosas, a delicious brunch, and entertainment marked the October 22nd, annual Sisterhood brunch, a special thank-you to paid-up members. Sisterhood women had a “taste” of togetherness, and were inspired to join fellow members in lively Israeli dancing during the morning. The guest singer was Sherry Dansky, who performed for an enthusiastic audience. Thank you to co-chairs, Susan Hochstadt and Lila Tinkoff for this successful, annual event. If you are interested in joining Sisterhood and being part of a committed and caring group, contact Susan or Lila, Membership Managers.
 
 
A Special Fall Brunch...
Complete with friends, food & dancing!
 
 
 

Sisterhood Sukkah Social

· On October 5th, 2023, 40 Sisterhood members gathered in COS’s beautiful Sukkah to share a festive, evening meal. Commanded to be “joyous and have fun” during this holiday, women of Ohev conversed with friends and met new members during the meal.
A highlight of the evening was a lively discussion, led by Janet Friedman, about strong Jewish women leaders in history. Among those we learned about was Hedy Lamar, gorgeous film actress and brilliant scientist, who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WIFI. After spending time sharing stories about strong women we know from our own lives or from history, we enjoyed a delicious ice cream dessert.
 
 
Sipping & Learning in the Sukkah!
 
 

10th Annual Mahjong Tournament

The 10th annual COS Sisterhood Mahjong Tournament drew 70 participants on Sunday,  April 23rd 2023 for a memorable day.  The event was filled with mahjong, a scrumptious lunch, plenty of schmoozing, and wonderful prizes donated by local businesses.  Seasoned players and beginners competed in this game of strategy, skill, and luck.  Thank you to the co-chairs, Susan Hochstadt and Lila Tinkoff, for this highly successful fundraiser, which helps support our synagogue’s many programs and community service efforts. 
 
 
Mahj Madness in 2023!
 
 

The First Ever Bunco Bash

Friends, Bunco, prizes, mimosas, and lite bites made for a fun-filled Sisterhood get-together and fundraiser at COS on Sunday morning, October 23rd.  Sixty people tried their luck at Bunco and raised over $3000 for Sisterhood to help support our synagogue’s programs and community service efforts.  We thank committee members Debbie Bellinkoff, Lindsay Bellinkoff, Roslyn Leventhal, and Es Cohen for organizing this successful day.
 
 
Bunco Bashing in 2022!
 
 

Sisterhood Calendar

All Events

click on the name of each event for sign up & more information

 

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