About Us

Temple Israel Sisterhood’s Mission is to bring together all women of Temple Israel to serve our Temple, support our community and enrich our lives through personal growth and friendship.

We accomplish this mission through social and educational programs, fundraising, community service and involvement with the Women of Reform Judaism. Our activities, enhanced by the richness of our diversity, further our commitment to Jewish ideals, education, spirituality, social action and leadership development.

In addition to many annual events, the Sisterhood also runs Temple Israel's Gift Shop.  The Gift Shop sells beautiful pieces of Judaica, artwork and ritual objects, as well as books, jewelry and other gift items.  Our wonderful volunteer staff are eager to help you. 



Join Sisterhood at Temple Israel

Sisterhood Report Card

We are "Stronger Together" and it's easy for you to be part of all the wonderful things Sisterhood does for our Temple Youth and Community with the mitzvah of submitting your dues.  Standard membership dues are $50.  We also offer a Mitzvah membership for $72 and Chai membership $118.  (Sisterhood's year runs from July 1st - June 30th)


Interested in joining or need to renew your Membership?  

CLICK HERE to complete your membership form and pay online. 

If you prefer to mail in your membership form, CLICK HERE for a printable PDF.

Contact Lisa Grodman at 248-961-3272 or CLICK HERE to send an email for membership information or materials. 


Sisterhood President, Wendy Kohlenberg is always available to answer your questions or assist with anything related to Sisterhood.  

She is happy to help in any way possible via phone at 248-891-7803 or by email at [email protected]  


 Upcoming Sisterhood Events    

Spring is in the air and that means it's time for Temple Israel Sisterhood's Spring Boutiques!

Sunday, April 30 • 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

We are asking for your support with a $36 donation that entitles you to 12 admission tickets to the boutiques and a gift card to Johnny Pomodoro's!   Your generosity continues to make this a successful fundraiser for camp scholarships, social action projects and Temple requests.    

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Pre-Sale Ticket Package online.

Individual Tickets Available at the Door $3

 Thank You for Supporting Sisterhood! 




2017 Installation Dinner

Sisterhood's Annual Installation Dinner

Please join us for a special evening as we install our

2017-2018 Officers & Board Members!  

Thursday, May 18, 2017 • 6:30 pm

Entertainment by Cantor Michaels & Stephanie Michaels, Dinner by the Epicurean Group.

Installing Rabbi, Marla Hornsten 

To Register Online - CLICK HERE

To Register by Mail - CLICK HERE for a printable flyer.






Join us for another amazing House Tour!

"2017 Lakefront Edition"

6 Beautiful Homes ~ 1 Incredible Day!!!

To Register Online - CLICK HERE

To Register by Mail - CLICK HERE for a printable flyer.

House Tour Docents Needed!  To Sign Up CLICK HERE










Sisterhood Spring Retreat
June 5 - 7, 2017

Butzel Conference Center, Camp Tamarack

Treat yourself to a relaxing, fun retreat shared with friends and clergy. Join us at our Sisterhood Spring Retreat at the Butzel Conference Center, Camp Tamarack.

The book selected for our group discussion is The Bridge Ladies, A Memoir by Betsy Lerner. It is available to check out from Temple Israel’s library and it is available for purchase through Amazon Smile.

Cost for a double is $250 • Cost for a single (if available) is $400
Must register by Sunday, May 14, 2017 • Space is limited.

To Register Online - CLICK HERE

To Register by Mail - CLICK HERE for a printable flyer.


 Save the Date

For More Info: 

  • Click Here for a copy of the 2016-2017 (tentative) Calendar of Events.
  • Click Here to Follow us on Facebook for all the latest Sisterhood news and information! 
  • Sisterhood is now on Twitter!  Follow us @TISisterhoodWB


Sisterhood Tributes are now available ONLINE!!!


2016 Sisterhood Tribute Card

To purchase your Tributes Online Click Here

To purchase your Tributes by phone, contact Jodie Polk at 248-624-9594

To purchase your Tributes by mail Click Here for a printable form






Nursing Home Bingo                                                                                           

Sisterhood BingoLooking for a fun way to get involved?

Our Sisterhood organizes nursing home bingo games the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the West Bloomfield Nursing Center on Maple Road. This is a fun and rewarding opportunity to volunteer and brighten the day for others.

Our bingo dates for this year are 9/21/16, 10/19/16, 11/23/16, *12/21/16, 1/18/17, 2/15/17, 3/15/17, 4/19/17, and 5/17/17.  Our volunteers first meet for lunch at Greek Islands Restaurant at 12:30 pm and then go to the nursing home from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  

The highlight of the year is the wonderful *holiday party we host in December. We enjoy Music, Potato Lakes and give the residents the beautiful lap blankets our members made during the year. The residents are so appreciative, it is truly a great time for all! 


If you would like to knit a lap blanket for our holiday party, Click Here for Knitting Instructions.

Not a knitter?  Click here for No Sew Fleece Blanket Instructions.     


2017 Flower of the Month Fundraiser*

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Great Gifts to benefit Temple Israel Sisterhood • A Must Have for all Flower Lovers!

You will help brighten someone’s day by participating in this Year of Flowers Fundraiser. For only $35 (One Time Charge), you will be able to pick up a Fresh Cut Bouquet or Potted Plant once a month for a Year. Once you place your order via one of the methods below, you will be mailed a Certificate that will allow you to go to any English Gardens location and pick up your flowers. Here’s what you get:January - Tropical Foliage Plant #4.0, February - Violet Plant #4.0, March - Alstromeria Bunch, April - Mixed Floral Bouquet, $7.99 Value, May - Annual #4.0, June - Spray Rose Bunch, July - Pompon Daisy Bunch, August - Sunflower Bunch, September - Fresh Cut Gladiola Bunch, October - Kalanchoe Plant #4.0, November - Holiday Cactus #4.0, December - Poinsettia or Cyclamen Plant #4.0.  *Fundraising credit only applies when ordering through the Sisterhood or from Lynn at Adxlonline.


How to order:

English Gardens Flower of the Month Club for 2017 is only $35
Click here to download order form
Complete and return order form with your payment, in an envelope labeled English Gardens ~ Temple Israel Sisterhood
Please make checks payable to Temple Israel Sisterhood or

Any questions about fundraiser please call Debbie Levin 248-514-9769 or 248-354-6248

Sisterhood Cookbook

Sisterhood Cookbook

Cookbooks on Sale for only $10 each or 2 for $15! (while supplies last)

Temple Israel Sisterhood is proud to present the fifth edition of  our cookbook, The Fruit of Her Hands!

This beautiful new cookbook is a collection of over 600 recipes. We have included favorites from previous editions along with heart healthy recipes. The cookbook, regularly priced at $25, is sure to be a wonderful gift for all those who enjoy cooking and a great value at only $18.

The cookbook is available to purchase in our Temple Gift Shop or for more information contact Laurie Blinder at 248-851-6788.    




  Sisterhood Awards & Accomplishements 

Award Picture

 Sisterhood Does it Again!!! 

Congratulations to Temple Israel Sisterhood for winning WRJ Central District's 2016 "Innovative Programming Award and Presidents Award" for our meaningful "Women's Freedom Seder" held in April 2016! The award was presented to Sisterhood President, Wendy Kohlenberg at the 2016 WRJ Central District Convention in Louisville, Kentucy.  We are so proud of everyone who helped make the event such a winning success!!!  Mazel Tov Ladies!

Temple Israel Sisterhood was honored at the 2015 WRJ Assembly in Orandlo, for Increased Membership & Y.E.S. Fund Contributions for 2013-2014 & 2014-2015 Fiscal Years.  Well done Ladies!!!  

Mazel Tov to Temple Israel Sisterhood for winning WRJ Central District's "Innovative Programming Award" (large sisterhood) for our terrific "Spring into Sisterhood" program with Annabel Cohen March 2014! The award was presented to Sisterhood President, Lynn Apel in November at the WRJ Central District Convention in Columbus, Ohio.  Way to Go Sisters!!!  


 Sisterhood Business Forms

Are you planning a program or have you laid out money for Sisterhood? 

 Click Here to download our Expense Reimbursement Form.

 Click Here to download our Check Request (Advance Payment) Form.



About Us

Temple Israel is a Reform Jewish Congregation which seeks to fulfill its religious and ethical goals by being a center for spiritual fulfillment, life-long learning, cultural enrichment, community leadership, social responsibility, and by lovingly entrusting our Reform Jewish tradition from generation to generation. We are committed in our support of the State of Israel and of the Jewish people throughout the world.

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