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Congregation Emeth’s Sisterhood has been meeting regularly since 2001, before the congregation had a permanent home.

Sisterhood offers an opportunity for the women of Congregation Emeth to socialize and participate in such activities as assisting with special Yom Tov Onegs (holiday receptions) and maintaining the Mazel Tov book of resources for families with an upcoming bar or bat mitzvah. Members of Sisterhood also help out with Emeth’s annual fundraising events and create and deliver Yom Tov (holiday) baskets before Rosh Hashanah to congregants unable to attend services.


Through Sisterhood’s Rachamim Committee, the women of Emeth volunteer for a month at a time to reach out to shut-ins and provide support to other members in need. Most of these efforts are not evident to the congregation at large but are valued by those who receive them.

In addition, we have a signup list for special visits and other support. Please go to Lotsa Helping Hands to join other members of Emeth in signing up on specific dates to help congregants with driving, meals, visits, etc. (Follow the link below, searching on “Emeth Rachamim”. Contact Marsha at if you need help.)

Lotsa Helping Hands

Gift Shop

Emeth’s Sisterhood Gift Shop offers a lovely selection of cards, candlesticks, jewelry, mezuzot, Passover Seder plates, menorahs, and other Judaica. When Emeth’s Religious School is in session, the Gift Shop is open on some Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm, with additional hours at the start of the school year and before holidays. The gift shop can also be opened by arranging an appointment.


Congregation Emeth’s Sisterhood Cookbook is available through the gift shop.

Sisterhood is open to all women who want to be involved in a variety of activities with other women in the community. Dues for Congregation Emeth members are $36; for nonmembers, $54. The money helps fund each year’s programs.

Sisterhood Brochure

For more information about Sisterhood, contact Patty Baggese and Marilyn Freund.


11/27/18 EAM