Chisuk Emuna Sisterhood was created to be a fundraising arm for the synagogue as well as a vehicle for women to enhance their lives and their families and the community through educational, social means and purposeful work.
Sisterhood, today, remains a viable force in the life of Chisuk Emuna. With 101 members strong and a surplus in the budget sisterhood with its many entities continues to meet the needs and demands of the synagogue and the members it serves. Our Baking Ladies led by Bessie Johnson continue to provide revenue and special treats at simchas and special programs. Debby Swimmer manages our Leagrams, Cheryl Sinoway organizes our Shiva meals, Charlotte Spector handles our youth scholarships, and Bessie Johnson wears a second hat to manage our Torah Fund. Linda Laff led the way to an extreme make-over with our gift shop. There is new merchandise and a resurgence of interest in purchasing as well as volunteering to work in the gift shop with regular and expanded hours. Natalie Damrauer continues to collect the dues for membership and is the editor and chief of the newsletter
Programs were offered throughout the year to provide social, recreational and educational opportunities for the women of Sisterhood. Additionally, its purpose is to advance the congregational institutions, to promote a more thorough knowledge and appreciation of our Jewish heritage.