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Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

What a Jewish Community Can Be

A welcoming and giving reform congregation committed to social justice, on-going learning, vibrant spirituality, diversity and the State of Israel
Yom Rishon, 3 Sivan 5777



If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over

- Yiddish Proverb

Temple Emanuel's Sisterhood is a dynamic organization comprised of women in different life stages, and with various backgrounds, interests and needs. We are a diverse group of women, from working professionals to stay-at-home moms, ranging in age from 20s to 80s. We are single, single parents, married, married with children, divorced and widowed. We share a desire to be a vital force in the life of our congregation. With this in mind we create loving, powerful opportunities to impact each other and the rest of our congregation. We pray together, play together, take care of the students and teachers in our religious school, support our congregation and Women of Reform Judaism with monetary contributions, and bring educational, meaningful and entertaining programming to the Temple. We support Social Action in our community and the larger Jewish world.

Thank you to the majority of women in our congregation who belong to our Sisterhood.

In whatever way you choose to be part of this organization, you are so important.

Please print, fill out & send in our Sisterhood Membership Application today!

As always, we need you to be complete.

Download the 5774(2013-2014) Sisterhood Membership Form

Download the Sisterhood Brochure

Honey Time!

Paper ordering is now closed. Please visit the following to order online at https://rhhoney.com/product/honey-gift-package/ 

Congregation Emanuel's On Line Price will be $11.00 per jar with our coupon code E2016 which you add at the Checkout screen. If ordering only 1 jar the shipping and billing is the same. Minimum of 2 jars must be ordered for multiple shipping addresses. They must be paid for by your credit card at the time of ordering. If you want more than 1 jar to go to one address, there is an option for that also.

Direct any questions to Bonnie Lober at home, 845-255-8131, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Sisterhood Brunch TBA

Rummage Sale Sunday November 8, 2015 from 10am to 3pm, Bag Sale Monday November 9 from 10am to 2pm.


Sisterhood's Monthly Meeting - Held on the third Monday of each month, starting at 7pm.  Meetings are sometimes held at Temple and sometimes at a members home, based on the meeting agenda.  Meetings are open to new members and women in the community, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out about the next meeting or to RSVP.

Mah Jongg - Players of all levels can join this weekly group meeting at Temple Emanuel most Monday mornings at 10:30am.  Please call Estelle at (845) 657-8476 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Oneg Sponsorship - Sign up for an Oneg sponsorship on one of the Fridays available during the year, a date that has meaning to you & your family, or just a good date for you to share with your congregation.  View the letter & form, fill it out and send it in.  Chair Karen Wilder will let you know which of your preferred dates you will be hosting, and will send you a reminder.  Oneg sponsorship is as simple or extravagant as you would like, be a part of this beautiful tradition!


Looking for that special occasion gift? Not sure what to give? What about a gift certificate? Or, purchase the amount you usually spend on groceries, and we get a donation.  View our SCRIP page.


  • Personal growth
  • Jewish involvement
  • Feeling of community
  • Strengthening one’s faith and learning its precepts
  • Establishing and maintaining a meaningful Jewish lifestyle

If you are not already a member of Sisterhood – we invite you to join! 

(Sisterhood membership is open to member and non-member women of all ages in our community.)

Temple Emanuel's Sisterhood is part of the WRJ (Women of Reform Judaism).