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Join us on May 15 as our Sisterhood honors our 2021-2022 Torah Fund Woman of Achievement, Beth Melideo.

Join us for our Annual Spring Event, this year being held on June 5, 2022.  There will be dinner and great raffle prizes.  We will be playing Musical Bingo.

Attend the BQLI Torah Fund Woman of Achievement Gala virtually on Thursday, June 16.


“’Who is the new woman? She is the woman who dares to go into the world and do what her convictions demand.”’ – Hannah Greenebaum Solomon

Rachel Treshan – President

Make sure you read this entire page to understand how important Sisterhood is to Melville Jewish Center.  Want to be a part of this important arm of the synagogue?  All women, young and old, are welcome.  Click on the toolbar to the left to join Sisterhood.

Click here for a flyer to Help Sisterhood Help You!!

Click here for a letter about Torah Fund 2022.

Click here to help support the Sisterhood without spending extra money by purchasing Gift Cards to your favorite supermarkets or retail stores or click here to email

Click here for a video presentation celebrating all of our previous Roberta Greenberg Queen Esthers.  This video premiered at our 2021 Roberta Greenberg Queen Esther program.

Click here to view our Shalah Manot page thanking all our generous vendors who supported our synagogue for Purim 2023!  Sisterhood wants to thank those who participated in their Shalah Manot Purim Baskets project.  It was a huge success.  Not only did we raise much needed funds to support the synagogue and our surrounding community, most importantly, you had the opportunity to satisfy the mitzvah of Shalah Manot.   We hope you are enjoying the treats in the baskets.  Make sure you use the bags when you go shopping – another mitzvah.  Thank you also to all the people who helped make reciprocal phone calls, who helped pack the bags, and who helped hand out the bags.  We couldn’t do it without all of you.

Look what fun we had during our Paint Night in May 2019

The Melville JC Sisterhood is active and very involved in many areas of Synagogue life. Whether efforts are going toward providing holiday celebrations for students in our Religious school, presenting meaningful and varied Judaic (and other) courses of study, or planning entertaining and informative programming, this vital and exciting group of women contribute greatly and provide a wonderful tradition of service to our congregation.

Sisterhood coordinates several worthwhile tzedakah projects, including Pick a Dreidel, donating food to local food banks, and providing help to outside organizations as needed.

Sisterhood activities include:

  • Fundraising
  • Educational endeavors
  • Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Holiday observances
  • Gift Shop
  • Reaching out to college youth
  • Organizing Defensive Driving classes
  • Raising money for the Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Honoring our yearly Woman of Achievement
  • Honoring our yearly Roberta Greenberg Queen Esther
  • Helping our Early Childhood and Religious School
  • Performing acts of Hesed for our members at difficult times and on happy occasions
  • Book Club
  • Shalah Manot Purim Baskets
  • Gifts for Bar and Bat Mitzvah
  • Gifts and awards to the Graduates of our Religious School
  • Groggers and Bongers for Purim
  • Annual Spring Event
  • Supporting every special event we have in our congregation!

Past Programs:

Sisterhood’s first function for 2021-22 was an extremely successful and well-received virtual program.   “The Word Mavens”, a joint evening with the Sisterhood of Midway Jewish Center, was held on  Thursday, September 23.  We enjoyed a dinner from Ben’s, then Beth Melideo, our 2021-2022 Woman of Achievement, explained the holiday Sukkot and why we eat in the sukkah.  Lastly the Word Mavens led us through memory lane through the language of our ancestors.  It was a wonderful program.

For more information on our Paid Up Membership Program on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, click here.  Join Sisterhood and join us for another fun evening together, B’yachad.

Sisterhood Shabbat 2022 was on January 28-29.  Click here for the program.


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The Melville JC Sisterhood is a proud member of the BQLI Region of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.