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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 Sisterhood President/April 2018

Sisterhood awarded Karen Pinosky as our Women Who Make a Difference in March at a community event held at Emanu-El. We had a wonderful crowd. Mazel Tov to Karen and her family.

Sisterhood is looking for volunteer board members; yes, I know a lot of you have been there before, with that said, we need you! Please contact me if you can give a small amount of time monthly.

Our social action project continues: please drop a bra off at the container by the social hall door and "Help Save the Girls." This is an ongoing project Sisterhood started none months ago, and I am proud to say we have collected over 200 bras. Thank you! Homelessness is an ongoing social isue.

Sisterhood Book Club continues to be a popular monthly activity. If you are interested in joining in, please contact Ruth Oser or me for the upcoming schedule.

Passover is quickly arriving. I hope each and every one of you have a meaningful Seder.

Emanu-El will celebrate its 70th Anniversary and honoring Anita Zucker. The date is April 14th, get your tickets now! Contact the office for more information.

Wishing all a meaningful Passover.

Linda Krawcheck
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
Mon, May 21 2018 7 Sivan 5778