Melville Jewish Center


“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

There is something very special about being a member of the Melville Jewish Center Sisterhood. Sisterhood provides friendship and camaraderie with other Jewish women in the community – both young and old. The Melville JC Sisterhood is active and involved in many areas of synagogue life. This vital and exciting group of women contribute greatly and provide a wonderful tradition of service to our congregation.

Sisterhood is all about …


Providing for our children …

  • We give a gift to every Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • We give Hanukkah presents to all the Early Childhood students
  • We send our college youth gifts at the High Holidays, Hanukkah, Purim, and at graduation
  • We support our Religious School holiday celebrations by providing apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah, flags for Simhat Torah, Hamanschen for Purim, food for the Passover Sedar, and supplies for the Lag B’Omer Picnic
  • We give gifts and awards to the graduates of our Religious School

Some of our yearly highlights …

  • We extend good wishes to our fellow congregants through our New Year’s Greeting booklet
  • Paid Up Membership Lite Supper and Program
  • Woman of Achievement Torah Fund Brunch to help raise money to support the Jewish Theological Seminary who educates our future clergy and teachers
  • Sisterhood Shabbat Weekend
  • We celebrate Purim by preparing Shalah Manot baskets for the congregation to give to one another
  • Crowning of our Queen Esther – click here to watch a video presentation celebrating our previous Robert Greenberg Queen Esthers that premiered at our 2021 program
  • Annual Spring Event

We also provide …

  • Cards for Simhas, get well and condolence are available at a nominal cost for you to send to your family and friends
  • A Judaica shop with new gift items is available for all your Jewish shopping needs
  • General meetings throughout the year that offer varied programs
  • Social action programs to benefit our community
  • Availability to support our synagogue without spending any extra money by purchasing Gift Cards to your favorite supermarkets or retail stores
  • Availability to support our synagogue, as well as Israel, by purchasing JNF Trees directly from our Sisterhood
  • Financial support to the synagogue by donating funds to the general fund, by supporting synagogue fundraisers, and by sponsoring holiday and social events.

and so much more !!