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Who Are We?

As a collective presence, voice and strength of the women of Temple Israel of the City of New York, the Women's Leadership Council's mission is to bring the women of Temple Israel together in friendship for personal growth through social activities, study, prayer and worship and acts of loving kindness. The Women's Leadership Council supports Temple Israel, its community and promotes the ideals of Reform Judaism.

Why Participate?

Membership in WLC is a great way to deepen your connections to other temple members -- and to Judaism. Participation will give you the opportunity to become a part of a dynamic, energetic and caring community of women of all ages, and provide an outlet for your creativity, talent, and leadership potential. And most importantly, have fun!

Join Us Today!

Join a vibrant group of women and experience the unique bond of sisterhood. Our goal is 100% support from the women in our congregation. Whether you have plenty of time or very little, your dues donation is vital to the WLC's efforts and contributions to Temple Israel.

Join the Women's Leadership Council (Sisterhood) here

WLC/Sisterhood HOME(LESS) Exhibition with Rabbi Stoloff
Wednesday, January 17 | 10:30am

homelessexhibitSeventy international artists explore the meaning of home, the loss of home, and the universal human condition in works reflecting personal experience, historical and contemporary events, and cultural diversity. Optional lunch to follow.

WLC/Sisterhood Night at the Theater - The Band's Visit
Thursday, February 1 | 7pm

thebandsvisitMeet at The Ethel Barrymore Theater at 6:45pm. Meet a member of the cast following performance!
“After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. THE BAND’S VISIT celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all”

6th Annual Women's Seder
Tuesday, March 13 | 6:00pm Check-in, 6:30pm Seder Begins

wlcsederJoin Rabbi Melissa Buyer-Witman & Cantor Irena Altshul in honoring the role and influence of women from Biblical times to today, and encompassing the true meaning of sisterhood. All Temple Israel women and their guests are invited. Includes a catered buffet dinner with chicken and vegetarian options.


3rd Thursday of Every Month | 10am

wlccanastaAll level welcome. $15 fee to play (WLC members pay only $10). Refreshments served.

Mah Jongg
3rd Wednesday of Every Month | 6:30pm

mahjonggAll levels welcome. Dinner served. $20 fee to play. (WLC members play for $18.)