Sisterhood Agudas Achim
Sisterhood Agudas Achim is a member of the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism. Our mission is to strengthen and unite the women of our congregation and support them in mutual efforts, to understand and perpetuate Conservative Judaism in the home, synagogue, and community and to reinforce our bonds with Israel and Jews worldwide.
Sisterhood Agudas Achim supports our own community through a vast array of programming for the congregants and financial contributions to the Religious school, USY and other synagogue projects, such as the Kitchen and History Project.
Sisterhood manages the Judaica Shop under the direction of Mae Levitan as well as a group of dedicated volunteers.
2012-13 Sisterhood Board
|President: Kathy Benayoun
|| Torah Fund Chair: Marilyn Shashoa
||Baking/Kitchen Chair: Karen Chanon
|Recording Secretary: Natalie Weinstein
||Religion Chair: Constance Scharff
|Communications Sec’y: Fai Lee Steinberg
||Archives/History Chair: Fai Lee Steinberg
|Corresponding Sec’y: Alissa Podber
||Social Action Co-Chairs: Cindy Zieve & Elissa Sterling
|Membership VP: Cindy Lindauer
||Honorary Board Members (by virtue of their positions)
|Programming VP: Leone Lain
||Rabbi Rachel Kobrin
|Judaica Shop VP: Mae Levitan
|Judaica Shop Treasurer: Open
Torah Fund Dinner
Thursday, March 24, 2014
Congregation Agudas Achim
6:30 p.m. Mix & Mingle
7:15 p.m. Dinner & Awards
"We are Mishpachah!"
This year’s theme is Mishpachah - Family. We hope that you will join us in honoring these sisters and members of our CAA Family who do so much.
Sisterhood Agudas Achim invites you to celebrate the 71st Anniversary of Torah Fund and to honor three women who, through their actions, enrich our community daily.
Dinner is $20 per person. Please RSVP by March 17. Click here to RSVP.
Please consider making a donation on their behalf! All donations go to support education of future rabbis, canters, and religious leaders in our Conservative/Masorti community by funding JTS, The Ziegler School, and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. There are many levels of giving starting at only $18. Donations at $180 and above receive this years commemorative pin (available in our giftshop).
You may donate online at: Torah Fund Donation. Please be sure to type “Sisterhood Agudas Achim - Austin” in the box for Synagogue/Sisterhood Affiliation. We won’t be able to track your donation if you leave this blank.
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!!
2013-14 Dues are $36.00
Dues! Click button below to pay online thru PayPal:
Check payment: Checks payable to "SAA". Mail to: SAA Membership c/o CAA, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731
*NEW CAA MEMBER? You're first year of dues are on us, for all females 25 & older, who have joined after Jan 1, 2013!
Please take the time to complete the Registration Form Here so that we may better serve you & our community!!!
Little known fact about the CAA Sisterhood:
CAA Sisterhood is more than just a group of women who run the gift shop or work in the kitchen. From biblical times to modern times women have played a crucial role in the continuation and strengthening of Jewish life and culture. Here at Congregation Agudas Achim, we provide a collective presence, voice and strength in our congregation. As an extended family, women of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to become involved in our many cultural, religious, educational and social activities. We develop and initiate programs and projects, which will benefit our congregation, our community, and our Sisterhood.
If you’ve ever wondered where the money goes that we raise from the Judaica Store and the events we host, here’s a short list of where your SAA either provided manpower, funding (partial) or both:
Events that bring us together:
Opening Event “Sephardic Nights”; Chanukah Bingo; Sisterhood Shabbat; Tu B’shvat Seder; Saks Fashion Show; Book Fair & Film Festival Sneak-Peak Lunches; & Torah Fund Dinner
Providing for our Kids:
CAARS & CAARS teacher appreciation, and staff appreciation holiday; Confirmation Class Trip; Kadima / USY; B’nai Mitzvah Kiddush Cups
Providing for the Community:
Membership bags to welcome new CAA members; Matching Building Fund contribution; Kitchen repairs & cookware; Allison Elementary outreach; Baking for Break the Fast & other events; Christmas Cookie Project; History Project
Want to get involved with Sisterhood?
We’re a multi-generational group working to give back to our CAA community while building positive social bonds. Work on a committee, volunteer for an event or find out if there’s something that interests you on our board. Come get involved with your Sisterhood!
For a membership application click here. Look for Sisterhood on Facebook.