Women’s Leadership Council (Sisterhood)



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

Book Club
Monday, March 11 | 7:00pm


Author Frances Bartkowski will be our guest to discuss her novel, An Afterlife –
a Story of Ruby and Ilya, Polish Jewish survivors of a series of labor and death camps who meet in a DP(displaced persons) camp and try to figure out what life is. Copies of the book will be available.

7th Annual Women’s Seder
Tuesday, April 9 | Reception: 6-6:30pm | Seder & Dinner: 6:30pm


Join Rabbi Melissa Buyer-Witman and Cantor Irena Altshul for a special Seder honoring the role and influence of women from Biblical times to today and encompassing the true meaning of sisterhood. The Seder includes a catered dinner buffet with both 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.). Contact Celia Levit to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.