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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

Sisterhood Enrollment 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
  • Assistant Treasurer               Sheryl Kopel
  • Financial Secretary                Faith Helene
  • Recording Secretary              Nancy Nawy
  • Corresponding Secretary       Fern Cohen
  • Judaica Shop Co-Chairs         Debbie Bettan & Lisa Tesser
  • Immediate Past Presidents    Reesa Olins, Debbie Mehlman, Fay deHaas

5777 (2017) Calendar Highlights: 

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,