Sisterhood is the women’s voice of our synagogue. Comprised of women of all different ages, and at different life stages, including those who are single, divorced, and widowed. Some members work full time while others are stay-at-home mothers. We are affiliated with Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, the national umbrella organization for Sisterhood of Conservative synagogues,  and with the Connecticut Valley Branch of Women’s League.

The Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood Welcomes you to join us!

We support a variety of programs such as:

Education: Holistic healing, women’s health, and book discussions
Cooking & baking:Classes on challah baking and Passover desserts
Fundraising:Cabaret Talent Shows, Comedy Nights, and Craft Fairs
Social events at the Synagogue and local theaters

The Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood Membership Form
For more information, contact:
Sisterhood President, Audrey Yanofsky


Sisterhood Board Members 2017-2019

President:  Audrey Yanofsky
VP Membership: Beth Goldberg
VP Fundraising: Reesa Olins & Fay deHaas
VP Programming: Sheila Frankel & Marsha Kamins
VP Communications: Sandy Myers
Hospitality: Bonnie Lasker & Arlan Lieblick
VP Torah Fund: Debbie Mehlman & Sue Bergman
Treasurer: Lisa Tesser
Assist. Treasurer: Sheryl Kopel
Financial Secretary: Faith Helene
Recording Secretary: Nancy Nawy
Corres. Secretary: Fern Cohen
Judaica Shop Co-Chairs: Debbie Bettan & Lisa Tesser
Immed. Past Presidents: Reesa Olins, Debbie Mehlman, Fay deHaas


5/25/2017 – Torah Fund Dinner/Gloria Bein recipient of Chaya Olam/Woman of Valor

Nancy Fichman Named Woman of Distinction by Women’s League
Nancy Fichman, Sisterhood past president, was given the Woman of Distinction award at Women’s League Spring Regional 2017.
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Sisterhood FAQ’s

For more information: CONTACT Audrey Yanofsky, president,