Sholom Women is the organization of the women of Peninsula Temple Sholom. We bond together in friendship and sisterhood for programs to benefit PTS and the community, for social activities, to study, pray, and for personal development and Jewish growth. Sholom Women is the collective presence, voice and strength of women. It is the place where women can meet and work together for the benefit of PTS.
Stronger Together! Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!
As an affiliated sisterhood of WRJ, we’ve become integral partners in WRJ’s efforts to ensure the future of Reform Judaism around the world. Our voice joins together with other sisterhoods and individual members worldwide, showing that the power of women organizing to make a difference is limitless.
Join Sholom Women Now!
The shortest distance between you and a most satisfying involvement in your temple and your community! Membership is very inexpensive (and free for new PTS members!).
Why Sholom Women?
Sholom Women is the collective presence, voice and strength of women. It is the place where women can meet and work together for the benefit of PTS.
Why Do You Need Sholom Women?
Sholom Women provides a collective identity for the women of PTS. Sholom Women also provides an outlet for the creative energy, talent, and leadership potential for the individual Jewish woman. Sholom Women also gives us a worldwide identity through our affiliation with the Women of Reform Judaism, a federation of more than 600 Sisterhoods with 100,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.
What Does Sholom Women Do?
√ Over $6,500 awarded in scholarships to PTS youth in support of camp, trips to Israel and the NFTY convention
√ Confirmation and B’nai Mitzvah gifts given to each young adult
√ Oneg support, after Children’s Rosh Hashanah reception, and Yiskor services
√ College Packs for Chanukah to our PTS college students
√ Starr-Stevens Judaica Shop and Fairs Contributed towards Welcome Gifts for new families
√ Annual Sukkah Social
√ Chanukah Dreidel Spin
√ 5th Annual Chai Tea-Fundraiser
√ Sholom Women Shabbat Dinner
√ Participate in Women of Reform Judaism Conferences
√ Representatives on PTS Board of Trustees and Women of Reform Judaism Pacific District Board
√ Funding for PTS events and programs
√ Support Children’s Drama Service
√ Partner with Lifelong Learning
√ Cooking Classes
√ Board Meetings
√ Participation in Kolot
√ Youth Education & Special Services: YES Fund contribution for WRJ
√ Tikkun Olam Activities
√ Shop and Schmooze raising over $800.00
Starr*Stevens Judaica Shop
The Starr*Steven Judaica Shop, conveniently located in the synagogue main lobby, has something for everyone! You can enjoy the wide selection and even place special orders for weddings, B’nai Mitzvah, and other special events. All profits from the Starr*Stevens shop are invested right back into PTS youth programming, camperships, and scholarships for trips to Israel.
Contact Mary Ann Waterman, president of Sholom Women, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Temple office at (650) 697-2266.