Sinai Temple of Michigan City

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Sisterhood Officers

Marilyn Rodman


Lonna Temkin


Carolyn Berkowitz


Esther Stoller
Recording Secretary
Rebecca Fistel
Corresponding Secretary
Karen Gutterman
Past President


The objectives of this organization shall be to foster and further the highest ideals of Judaism as expressed through the Temple, to promote closer fellowship among its members and in cooperation with the congregation, be a mentor for religious, social and educational services.

This organization shall be affiliated with Women of Reform Judaism, an agency of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and to the best of its ability shall further the WRJ’s programs of service to Jewish humanitarian causes.


Any woman who follows the Jewish faith and/or is a member of Sinai Temple through family membership and who is interested in the activities of this Sisterhood shall be eligible for membership. Honorary membership may be given to the Rabbi’s wife/Rabbi. It may also be given to others at the suggestion of the Board of Directors with the approval of two-thirds (2/3) of those voting at a regular meeting.

The fiscal year begins on July 1, on which date dues of $36.00 are payable. Every Sisterhood member should advise the membership chairperson of any prospective members so they may be contacted.

Standing Committees

All chairpersons of standing committees are members of the Board of Directors. A chairperson is expected to attend all board and regular meetings or see that her co-chairperson or a committee member is present.

Committees are as follows:


The chairperson will schedule the program to be presented at each meeting of the Sisterhood.


This committee will prepare any publicity deemed necessary and will prepare a Sisterhood page for the Temple bulletin and social media.

Ways and Means

The chairpersons of this committee shall be the Sisterhood Board. This committee plans earning fund events to enable Sisterhood to meet its financial obligations to the Women of Reform Judaism, the Midwest Federation of Temple sisterhoods and the Jewish organizations that are supported by Sisterhood, as well as meeting the budget that Sisterhood is asked to contribute toward the operation and maintenance of Sinai Temple each year.


The regular meetings of Sisterhood shall be held as determined by the Board of Directors, with dates to be arranged at the beginning of the season. The final meeting shall be considered its annual meeting.

Meetings of the Sisterhood Board shall be held at the discretion of the President.

A luncheon, dinner or dessert is prepared and served by assigned hostess and is served in the Community Room preceding each meeting.

Hostesses will pay the same fee for their meal as other members in attendance. Any costs incurred may be reimbursed by the Sisterhood treasurer. The charges for these meetings may be changed each year.

Sisterhood members are urged to observe deadline dates for reservations for all events. Reservations must be paid for unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the event or it will become necessary for the Treasurer to bill the member accordingly.