Message from Sisterhood President

Dear Sisters and Friends,

First of all, let me congratulate our new Sisterhood officers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. I will repeat as president next year and look forward to working with all of you.

President: Sunny Moss

1st VP Membership: Fran Ravine

2nd VP Programming: Susan Josepher

3rd VP Ways and Means: Caroline Maize-Schwartz

4th VP Hospitality and Festivals: Judi Fradkin and Tilde Resnisky

Treasurer: Natalie Spencer

Recording Secretary: Robin Brenner

Corresponding Secretary: Kathy Cohen

Historian nad Immediate Past President: Saundra Reichard

Parliamentarian: Pat Alexander

Chaplain: Wendy Wengrow

Past President: Candi Olit 

Dear Sisters and Friends,


Sisterhood membership renewals are now due. In order to attend the Sisterhood Welcome Luncheon in November at the Tin Roof in Manhattan Beach, you must renew your membership. We are in the process of updating the membership form. Please fill out a form when you send your check to Natalie Spencer.

The Sisterhood-led Shabbat service on June 2 was a great success. Your president was shaking in her shoes when she presented a sermon on the importance of the number 7 in Judaism. Thanks to everyone who participated. I'm afraid I will forget someone if I try to name all of you. And thanks Wendy Wengrow for pulling it all together.

There are still some cookbooks available for sale. Price is $18. They are available at the temple.

There are a few ideas for Sisterhood activities. There is a Cuban painting exhibit in the next couple of months and we're looking at play at the Norris Theater in January. Hopefully we will be able to do line dancing at Temple Emet in October. If you have any ideas, please contact Susan Josepher.

Natalie Spencer is always glad to hear from those wishing to sponsor Onegs or flowers for the bimah. Please call her at 310-370-7171 to secure your date for your important occasions. Also, please bring goodies for the Oneg. It doesn't have to be sweets; it can be nuts, fruit, cheese, . . .

Thanks to those of you who participate in our projects to raise money for Sisterhood and the temple. There's; the Ralphs card (you register online - warning! You will have to re-register in September); scrip sales through Hilda Weintraub; and the pushke box. Any questions about any of these projects, please contact Sisterhood and we'll get you started. It isn't that much money but every little bit helps.

Our next Sisterhood meeting will be on Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple. Please join us! I'm hoping that you want to be active in our loving community.

Your Sisterhood President, Sunny Moss or 310-540-2603


Join Sisterhood - membership

Fill out this form and mail it in, email it, or hand it in, the next time you're at services!


All women who are members of Temple Emet are welcome to join! 





We invite you to join the Sisterhood of Temple Emet and become part of a friendly, diverse, and caring community of women. We offer a number of opportunities to socialize, celebrate and worship together, and to contribute to the well-being of our congregation and community. All women who are members of Temple Emet are invited to join Sisterhood. 

Sisterhood is the right arm of Temple Emet. We are involved mostly behind the scenes to ensure our Temple's needs are met.  As a Sisterhood member, there are many opportunities to involve yourself in Temple life: Shabbat “Meet and Greet” greeters, the first and third of the month Shabbat Friday Night Services and the second Saturday of the month Shabbat Service, classes, community out-reach programs, discussions and presentations of community speakers, plus religious and secular events to name a few.  Our one desire is to help make our Temple activities as successful as possible.  We pride ourselves in doing the best job possible both collectively and individually.

           Another way to help our Temple is to use the Scrip Program brought to us by Hilda Weintraub. When we purchase scrip for personal items such as food, gas, apparel, restaurants, gifts of all kinds including entertainment tickets for movies and theme parks, we pay the standard price and add nothing more. Please know that the difference between the amount you pay for the scrip card you purchase and the lesser amount Sisterhood pays to the scrip company for that card (the “rebate” percentage) is your tax-deductible donation to Temple Emet Sisterhood. Please read and utilize the monthly email listing of hundreds of vendors who may change from month to month, then send your selections to Hilda's email address at: When you email Hilda your order please designate which card value you want to order if the card is available in different amounts. Then send your check, made out to Temple Emet Sisterhood to Natalie Spencer at 19521 Linda Drive, Torrance 90503.  You will receive the scrip within a short time.  It's a win-win situation for you and our wonderful Temple.

            Our desire is to have all Temple Emet women belong to Sisterhood.  The more ladies we have, the more we can do to ensure our Temple's success. And with many hands doing the work, the labor does not fall on a few good-hearted sisters,   rather, the work is spread among many. I find the Sisters of Tempel Emet are kind, loving, smart, caring women who are willing to do what it takes to get the job done.  I've always said that when you join Sisterhood, you are giving yourself a lasting gift of like-minded, wonderful friends. 

             Shalom and with love, your Sisterhood President, Sunny Moss





Sun, December 17 2017 29 Kislev 5778