Today is November 29, 2023 -
Our Sisterhood is a vital part of our congregation and helps to make Jewish life in Tyler, Texas come alive. Our members are a group of warm, welcoming women, who work very hard to support our synagogue, our community, our children, and our Jewish lives. The Sisterhood is busy all year long planning activities for the members of Congregation Ahavath Achim. At their monthly meetings, they plan for the maintenance of the synagogue gift shop, kitchen, and Tree of Life. They also plan for fundraisers, special life cycle events and for our annual Jewish Holiday celebratory events. One of the most important things they do happens every Shabbat, immediately following services. We have many talented cooks and each Shabbat we are treated to a wonderful brunch.
Each fall, prior to the High Holidays, they sponsor an Aliyah Cookout, with Brotherhood manning the barbecue pit. High Holiday honors are announced and the new CAA Officers and Board are sworn in. Following not far behind, is the joint Sisterhood/Brotherhood Break-The-Fast at the conclusion of Yom Kippur. Sisterhood cooks and Brotherhood holds a wonderful raffle with prizes purchased by Brotherhood and/or donated by members. The Sisterhood provides wonderful onegs for the final High Holiday celebrations for Sukkot and Simchat Torah.
Sisterhood provides a small gift shop where items like candles, Mezuzot, kippot, Chanukkiot, and other items of Judaica can be purchased. Many other items are available by special order. We also have a beautiful Tree of Life at the synagogue’s main entrance, which it maintained by our Sisterhood.
In December, and on rare occasions, November, we have our wonderful Chanukkah Dinner and party to help brighten the bland winter days. Some years, our Sunday School children present a play or other program, which is always a welcome addition to the celebration.
Springtime brings us Purim, always a well attended, joyous occasion. We finish the year with a special Shavuot Oneg. Finally, summertime provides a break before the flurry of activities in the fall, when it all starts over.