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Chizuk Amuno Congregation


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.

Mission Statement

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 – 2020-2021:

Amy Blavatt – President
Ellen Weiss – VP, President Elect
Dixie Leikach – Immediate Past President
Marsha Gammerman – VP, Programming
Pearl Oslick – VP, Torah Fund
Margie Simon – Treasurer
Marsha Yoffe – Assistant Treasurer
Linda Eisenberg – Corresponding Secretary

Members At-Large:
Ann Hantgan
Sue Crystal
Edna Crystal
Anne King
Ellen Mogol
Donna Friedman
Lynne Lichtig

Committee Chairs:
Askin Book Club – Sue Crystal and Patty Anbinder
Budget – Marcia Scherr
Communications – Amy Blavatt
Boscov’s Passes – Dixie Leikach
Cookbook – Lynne Lichtig
Judaica Shop – Anne King and Dixie Leikach
Mah Jongg Cards – Lauren Klein
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 and Naomi Amsterdam 

Judaica Shop Now also ONLINE!

Exciting news! The Sisterhood Judaica Shop is now on-line in addition to in-person!
Be sure to visit
You may have the items shipped directly to you ($15 flat fee) or choose curb-side delivery during shop hours (Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm). Cash and Checks will continue to be accepted for curbside or in-store purchases. This is a work in progress so right now the items listed are mostly Hanukkah but new items will be added on a regular basis so be sure to visit often.
We appreciate your patience as we work through this new (for us) platform of offering our fabulous Shop items for you. If something doesn’t seem right or you have questions, please feel free to email us at

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