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
Tuesday, January 29 | 7:00pm


A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, facilitated by Sharon Steinbach.

A moving story of love, identity, forgiveness, and belonging within a Muslim-American family. This is the first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, SJP for Hogarth.

TERRA inFIRMA Exhibit at Hebrew Union College
Wednesday, January 23 | 10:30am


Celebrate Tu Bishvat (“Jewish Earth Day”) at The Dr. Bernard Heller Museum of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Rabbi Jim Stoloff and Heller Museum Director, Jeanie Rosensaft, will guide us.  Featuring the works of sixty-five international artists who explore climate change and global warning through the lens of Jewish values and contemporary social activism. The exhibition presents Jewish environmental action as a sacred opportunity and an act of faith.  Tour $18, Optional lunch. 

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.