The Sisterhood of Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation has been in existence for more than 25 years and, since its humble beginnings in 1986, continues to be a vital force in the community.

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood not only provides its members with an outstanding array of programs throughout the year (both educational and fun), but also donates thousands of dollars each year to various local charities, as well as to the Congregation itself. This is made possible through Sisterhood’s annual fund raising.

Sisterhood also delights in its “Toys From The Heart” program (click here for donation form). Instituted in 2004, and with the generous donations from its members and the community at large, we have been able to provide underprivileged children with gifts for the holidays. It’s a blessing that Sisterhood looks forward to accomplishing every year.

For a long time, Sisterhood was tossing around the idea of putting together a cookbook, and 2010, was the year it became a reality. A beautiful cookbook came hot off the presses in March and is available for sale at a cost of only $20.00. Much of the proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will also be donated to charity.

Membership in our vibrant Sisterhood organization is $25.00 and information about joining can be obtained by calling Geri Gould 305-0123 or Carol Biales 895-3168. Sisterhood always has the welcome mat out and looks forward to greeting new members and making them part of our Sisterhood family.

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood Is Looking For Few Good Women
If you like working with friendly, dedicated volunteers who focus on many local charities, both of a Jewish and non-denominational origin,
 in the Chandler area, Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood has a deal for you!  Come to one of our meetings and get to know the many women who for the past twenty-five years have made this organization a vital force in local Jewish life.  There is a need  for everyone from flower arrangers, decoration creators,  ticket takers, reservation and ticket coordinators, right up to those who want to chair major fundraisers or even have an eye for the presidency.  No job is too small and every member is appreciated and thanked.  Board meetings often include breakfast or lunch and end with a friendly visit for a coffee.  Regular meetings are held once a month from September through May  on Thursday at the Chapel Center at 1:00PM  with programs designed to educate, entertain, and inform.  New   members often find the person next to them knows their cousin… or grandmother… or schoolmate.  It’s called Jewish Geography  and it is fun!  But the only way to play is to come to a meeting and meet the other players.  Sisterhood provides an open door to the vibrant Jewish community of Sun Lakes.  To walk through that door, please call Carol Biales at 480-895-3168 or Geri Gould at 305-0123.


Membership Fees: We also want to let you know that membership fees will increase from the current $25.00, to $30.00, if not paid by December 31, 2013. So, if you've been meaning to send in your dues and haven't gotten around to it, there's no time like the present. Your check, made out to SLJC Sisterhood, should be sent to 3495 East County Down Drive, Chandler, Az 85249.


On October 19 we will have a speaker from the Phoenix Art Museum at our kick-off meeting. On November 15 our own Cantor Ronda Polesky will speak about the Role of Women Cantors in Music and Prayer. On December 21 Esther Spear will discuss  "What's in a Name: the Genealogy of Jewish Surnames."  You will receive more details about all of our activities in future emails and in The Shpiel.  

Please be sure to send in your check for $25 to renew your membership for 2017-2018. Fill out the form below and mail it as soon as possible to Suzy Ziegler, 139 W. Briarwood Terrace, Phoenix, AZ 85045. Make sure that you fill out all of the requested information so that we may communicate with you efficiently.