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About Sisterhood Emanu-El

Emanu-El Sisterhood provides a full program of involvement for the modern Jewish woman. The Sisterhood operates our Judaica Shop and provides major financial support for the Synagogue and its Religious School. Our Sisterhood participates in community service activities.

The Sisterhood of Synagogue Emanu-El is a dynamic organization and a vital part of our Synagogue. We are affiliated with the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism founded in 1918 by Mathilde Schechter. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is an international organization, which provides services to all affiliated women’s groups in Conservative Synagogues in North America and is part of the worldwide Conservative/Masorti Movement. We are one of the 700 Conservative Synagogue Sisterhoods. There are 25 Branches with groups in Israel, Great Britain and South America, and there are 150,000 members. The Sisterhood of Synagogue Emanu-El is a member of the Southern Branch of Women’s League in the United States.

The Mission of Sisterhood Emanu-El is to support our congregation, its youth and religious school and to strengthen Conservative Judaism in the home and Synagogue. We support and unite with Women’s League in the understanding and perpetuation of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.

We are committed to programs and activities that encourage participation and educate and instill a pride in Judaism. I invite you to join us and enjoy the fellowship of our members.

If you are not a member we invite you to join.

From the New Sisterhood President/July 2018

It is an honor to be writing this article as President of Sisterhood Emanu-El. I’m looking forward to an exciting year. As I said in my acceptance talk, my theme for next year is “Celebrate LIFE”!  Where L is for leadership development, I is for increase in membership, F is for fun — and we plan to have lots of that — and E is for expanding opportunities for participation. Sisterhood should be an organization where all women can find something of interest and find out what is in it for them. We want to make Sisterhood an organization that every woman wants to join and participate.

The Executive Committee is made up of Rhonda Richards, Evaline Delson, Victoria Yaitsky, Erlinda Caseres, Roxann Spandorfer, Lydia Mandel and Karen Pinosky. Please offer any suggestions you have to anyone of these ladies or myself. We are looking for new ideas to have fun and to challenge us!

Special Todah Rabah to Roxann Spandorfer, Linda Krawcheck, and Karen Pinosky for a very special and outstanding installation and panel discussion. The panel, moderated by Ellen Steinberg and composed of Patti Bagg, Julia Malka, Irene Gilbert, Shirley Mills, Gail Silverman, Evaline Delson, and Jill Levy discussed leadership and provided suggestions on how to become a leader or better leader. The program brought out a large number of attendees. Thank you very much, Ellen and panelists, and to all who attended.

If you are a woman reading this and are not a member of Sisterhood, please join us; I promise you, you will not regret it, or your money back! Sisterhood is an important arm of Synagogue Emanu-El. Let’s support the synagogue and have fun doing it!

I can always be reached at or at 843-556-2965 or 843-345-7733. Please don’t hesitate to offer a recommendation or provide constructive criticism. This is your Sisterhood. The first five women to offer either one will get a special discount in the Judaica Shop.

Gloria Adelson
Sisterhood President

Recent Events


Sisterhood Events

In celebration of
Synagogue Emanu-El’s 70th Birthday,
we are offering, at half-price, our 3-Ring Binder Kosher Cookbook

“More Love from Charleston”

With tried and true recipes, on a LIMITED BASIS for only $10.00 each! Included are “Traditional Holiday” recipes, “Microwave” recipes, Cooking Tips, Children’s Section, Hints, Measurements, Calorie Counter, etc. This makes a beautiful and useful gift for a Shower, Engagement, Birthday, Anniversary, House Warming and Holidays, etc. Order a few while they last at this fantastic price!! At this rate, you will be getting 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1. For out-of-towners, these can be shipped at a very low BOOK RATE! To order, call Rita Busman @ (843) 818-3150.


Goals of the Sisterhood

  • Strengthen the Sisterhood.
  • Achieve our fundraising goals to benefit the Synagogue and it's Religious School.
  • Present interesting and stimulating Programs with Jewish content.
  • Provide educational opportunities for women.
  • Provide an opportunity for women to meet and socialize in a welcoming environment.

Programs & Fundraising Supported by the Sisterhood

  • Sisterhood/Men’s Club Brunch
  • Donor Program
  • Torah Fund Program
  • Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Ladies’ Night Out
  • Business Meeting/ Elections-Installation of New Officers
  • Anniversary Oneg Shabbat
  • Monthly Book Club
Wed, September 19 2018 10 Tishrei 5779