What is UHC Sisterhood?

UHC Sisterhood meets on the second Tuesday of each month, February-May and September-November.

Sisterhood is an organization of women of the United Hebrew Congregation who band together for fellowship, for programs to benefit the community, for social activities, for study and for the growth of the individual. Its objective is to aid each member toward achieving her potential as a person and as a Jew.

We are essential to our Temple. We will provide financial support for our Religious School. We deliver Purim boxes to our elderly. We try to make our Congregation a home. We need the support of all the women of the Congregation, no matter how busy their schedule.

We also reach out to our local community. We host our annual luncheon party for the Good Friends Association of the Blind.

As we begin a new year, please provide thought and reflection on the part you can play in furthering the objective of Sisterhood. If each of us can devote five hours each month to Sisterhood activities, we can have a wonderful impact on the life of our Congregational family, while helping ourselves and those most dear to us.

— Patty Lewis, UHC Sisterhood president

Special funds

Sisterhood administers several funds that enable us to provide amenities for our facility and services for our Congregation and community, and to participate in providing for the continuity of Reform Judaism.

If you wish to express joy at the birth of a child or recovery of someone who has been ill, sympathy on the passing of a friend or family member, honor on a special occasion such as birthday or anniversary, a contribution to one of these funds will mark the occasion while supporting the Temple and its service to the community.

Building Fund

The Building Fund supports the United Hebrew Congregation physical plant. Contributions arrive in the form of tribute or memorial.

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund produces income that supports United Hebrew Congregation’s continued operation and well-being.

Student Rabbi Discretionary Fund

This fund provides educational and program material for the Congregation, as well as Tzedakah projects for local and national programs.

Tree of Life Fund

Tree of Life provides funds for the Congregation’s religious school and other educational and cultural purposes. The Congregation recognizes these contributions with engraved panels on its Tree of Life installation on the back wall of the Temple Israel sanctuary.

Trees for Israel Fund

Contributions benefit the Jewish National Fund, which purchases trees for planting throughout Israel, in tribute or memorial.

Check regularly for more UHC Sisterhood news!