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Temple Adas Shalom Sisterhood is a woman’s organization which strives to help women bond together, learn from one another, and share experiences that enable themselves and their families to grow and lead more fulfilling Jewish lives.

The primary objective of our Temple Sisterhood is to provide an agenda of education and social networking activities that meet the needs of the women of the congregation. We achieve this by undertaking specific projects to enhance and enrich the life of the congregation. These projects include maintaining the Judaica Gift Shop; providing gifts for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students; providing Bima Flowers for the High Holidays; holiday treats for Simchat Torah and Purim, annual Sisterhood Dinners & Events; holiday gift packages to our College students, and ongoing fundraising projects that benefit the congregation, the Kehillah MAGNET Religious School, and HJC Early Learning Center.

“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” – Isadora James

Temple Adas Shalom Sisterhood 2022-2023 Officers

President:      Deborah Temple
1st Vice President:      OPEN
2nd Vice President:      Liz Westendorf
Treasurer:      Denise Gordon
Recording Secretary:      Pam Gwaltney
Coordinator of the Corresponding Secretaries:      Rayna Richardson


Temple Adas Shalom Sisterhood Corresponding Secretaries

Marcia Buchness Debbie Delaney Annette Dirlam
Jessica Hurst Nancy Lever Rayna Richardson


Annual Membership Information

Our Sisterhood membership is made up of a diverse group of women of varied ages, education, and religious observance who share a common goal; making Temple Adas Shalom a better place. Sisterhood is a community in which all women connect.

Membership Rates:

$42.00 for Membership Renewal
$36.00 for New Members.

You can pay via check to Denise Gordon or via PayPal to Ladies Auxiliary Harford Jewish CTR.

We encourage you to join Sisterhood and be part of a dynamic, vital part of our synagogue. Somewhere among our activities is a place just right for you. Come socialize with warm and caring women and do something nice for yourself. Enjoy the friendship and just have fun with the women of the sisterhood!

We are members of WRJ; check out the regional activities they offer at

For more information about membership: Call (410) 939-3170 or email us at 

Tree of Life


The Tree of Life is sponsored by the Temple Adas Shalom Sisterhood.

Honor a special person or commemorate an event by broadening the canopy of our Tree of Life. Leaves are available in one size and are engraved to your specification. 

If you would like to order a leaf, you can click the flyer and a fillable version of the form will download to your computer or you can contact the office directly at (410) 939-3170. 

Please return all forms to the attention of Hindy Kempler, by US Mail, by email to, or by fax to (410) 939-1159.

Cost is $100.00 per leaf.
All checks should be made payable to the Temple Adas Shalom Sisterhood.

Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyar 5784