Chizuk Amuno Congregation Sisterhood has a long history of playing a vital role in the life of the Chizuk Amuno community. Sisterhood recognizes that the lives of Jewish women are changing and is continually looking for ways to engage women at all stages of their lives.
While our long-standing members bring a wealth of experience and wisdom to our membership, we encourage any interested woman to join our ranks. Through the Sisterhood, women at any stage in their life will continue to grow in leadership roles and enhance their understanding of Judaism. Sisterhood offers opportunities to form new bonds of friendship—and to have fun!
Joining Sisterhood is easy and inexpensive. Dues are $30. You do not need to be a Chizuk Amuno member to become a member of our Sisterhood.
Please feel free to attend an event or two to “check us out” first. But, we hope that you will have so much fun that you will want to join! You do not have to be a synagogue member to join our Sisterhood and participate in our wide variety of events. Contact Ellen Weiss for membership information.
Unite and strengthen the bond of Sisterhood within its membership and to promote in every way possible the welfare of the congregation, its religious schools, and the program of the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism.”
Stress ethical and religious practices in everyday living.
Further Jewish education in the family.
Stress the observance of Shabbat and festivals including attendance at synagogue services.
Foster a sense of communal responsibility on the part of its members.
Support and encourage youth activities and affiliations.
Support and promote a general program of educational and cultural activities in the congregation.
Contribute to the support and encouragement of Jewish and Hebrew education.
Participate in the work of the Torah Fund and other Jewish Theological Seminary projects.
Participate in activities to strengthen relationships with Israel.
Engage in such civic and philanthropic activities as may be approved by the Board of Directors and Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.
Sisterhood Officers – 2018-2019 Sisterhood Board:
President – Amy Blavatt President Elect – VP Membership – Ellen Weiss VP Programming –Donna Friedman VP Torah Fund – Joy Katz Treasurer – (Interim) Glenn Easton Assistant Treasurer – Marsha Yoffe Financial Secretary – Sue Crystal Recording Secretary – Rita Plaut Corresponding Secretary – Ann Hantgan Immediate Past President – Dixie Leikach Bylaws – Edna Crystal Synagogue Special Projects – Sheila Sandbank Gemilut Hasadim – Margie Simon
At Large Elected Board Members: Ellen Mogol
Committee Chairs: Askin Book Club – Sue Crystal and Patty Anbinder Budget – Marcia Scherr Communications – Amy Blavatt Boscov’s Passes – Dixie Leikach Cookbook – Lynne Lichtig Hamantaschen – TBA Judaica Shop – Anne King and Dixie Leikach Mah Jongg Cards – Diane Dansicker Mah Jongg Tournament – Linda Eisenberg and Randee Glassman CHANA – Wendy Davis Ronald McDonald House- Beth Blumberg and Debbie Witow Nominating – Dixie Leikach Bimah Decorating – Sheila Sandbank High Holy Day Gifts – Judy Schwartz Joint Sisterhood – Sheila Sandbank, Diane Dansicker, Donna Wolf, and Ellen Mogol Worship – Ruthanne Kaufman, Naomi Amsterdam and Harriet Brown