Click here for Sisterhood 2017-2018 Membership Form (PDF)
Contact Info - for more information on Sisterhood please contact: Paige Rothstein at

Next Event

Nov. 5th, 2017

  Your Grandfather has just passed away and left you a letter.  Inside the letter is a key and a note. The key is to his attic and the note tells you he was, in fact, a high ranking official in a very secret society called the "Attic Society". He wants you to join and eventually take over his role; however, he warns you that in order to do so you must pass the initiation test. You have to go into the attic, and once you are in the attic, there is no turning back. You must succeed and pause the timer before it reaches zero to get the code and leave the room; otherwise poisonous gas will fill the room to keep the society very secret indeed.  Ladies, come and join your fellow Sisters – if you dare [cue the spooky laughter] on November 5, 2017 for an exciting interactive escape room experience.   The event starts at 5:00 p.m. at Escape Expert, 2201 K Avenue, Ste. A-200 Plano, TX 75074.  The cost of this event is $22.40 [Checks need to be made out to CAT Sisterhood].  Your RSVP must be received by 10/25/17 [Please note if you RSVP “yes” but do not show-up, we will still be charged for your ticket].

Upcoming Events for 2017-2018


Mark your calendars now for the 2017-2018 CAT Sisterhood Events:

  • Thursday, February 1st – Tu B’Shvat event
  • Sunday, March 25th – Social Event
  • Thursday, May 10th – Membership Appreciation Event
  • Saturday, May 19th – Torah Fund/Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Sunday, June 3rd – Mahjong Tournament

Ugly Sweater "Special Hanukkah Edition" Sugar Cookie Kits

Congregation Anshai Torah Sisterhood is selling Ugly Sweater "Special Hanukkah Edition" Sugar Cookie Kits.  Each kit is $15.00 and orders must be placed by 11/19/17.  Kit pick-ups are on 12/1/17 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. during preschool and 12/3/17 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. during Religious School.  Proceeds from the sale of these cookie kits will go to fund Sisterhood events and special projects. [In recent years, CAT Sisterhood contributed $10,000.00 to help fund the new ovens for the kitchen].   Please click on the picture below to download the order form.

  Click on this picture to download the order form (PDF)

Did you know CAT Sisterhood has a Facebook Page?  Please like us!  Contact Lisa Gerstenfeld at and she will add you as a member to the CAT Sisterhood Page.  It’s a great way to stay connected and share/receive information.

  Click on this link for amazing recipes from our Sisterhood Members. 
  Happy Cooking!

  Sisterhood Recipes


Torah Fund 2017-18
Help Support Torah Fund.  For more information, please click HERE.

About Sisterhood
Every organization in which you come in contact wants you, your time and your energy. So why should
Sisterhood at Congregation Anshai Torah be a part of your life? Why should Sisterhood be important to you?
The answer is simple. You spend time doing things for your family, our synagogue, your job. You provide
services: chauffeur, caregiver, chief cook and bottle washer, laundress, social chairman - the list goes on
and on. You need to ask yourself; what do I do just for me?

The answer should be Sisterhood. Come to our gatherings to have some time just for you. Take time to be
with other Jewish women, to learn something new, a new skill, to have some fun and a good laugh. Enjoying
life and laughter are integral parts of Sisterhood. Use the right side of your brain and expand your Jewish
knowledge.  Take a big breath and relax, vent, brag, discuss, ask/give advice with other women who share
similar goals and life dilemmas with you. Sisterhood wants to get to know you and we think you will enjoy
getting to know us!

Top 5 Reasons to be involved
1.  Experience personal growth through programs for education, leadership, social networking and relationship
     building to help you foster a living Judaism in the home, synagogue and community.
2.  Increase the number of Anshai Torah members you meet, thereby increasing the chance you'll feel like you've
     found your spiritual home when you attend services and events.
3.  Engage in leadership development. Build on talents you had and discover some you didn't know you possessed.
4.  Contribute to our synagogue in numerous, integral ways through fundraising, programming and volunteer services.
5.  Meet fascinating women of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Make connections throughout our congregation,
     our community, our world.

Join Today!
Our dues are $40.00 a year per member. Of that amount, $15.00 goes to our national organization, Women's League for Conservative Judaism (  Contact Congregation Anshai Torah to obtain the Sisterhood Membership Form and sign up today.  Additionally, we raise funds during the Torah Fund Campaign for our national organization. These funds go to the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA), and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem).  This is where our Rabbis, Cantors and educators are trained.

Sisterhood is pleased to welcome our 2017-2018 board!

 President  Paige Rothstein
 President Elect  Lisa Gerstenfeld
 Programming  Melissa Welcher & Bethany Last
 Membership  Cynthia Brooks & Joelle Novick
 Torah Fund  Esther Nathan & Ferne Farkas
 Ways & Means  Sherri Riskind
 Corresponding Secretary  Stephanie Kufert
 Recording Secretary  Corrie Shores
 Treasurer  Shuly Einhorn
 Member at Large  Lisa Birenbaum
 Social Media  Lisa Gerstenfeld
 Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Representative  Sherry Lynn Rubin
 Past President  Shawn Frank

Committee Chairs (Non-Board Seats):

  • Sisterhood Shabbat:  Sheryl Billman
  • Mah Jong Tournament:  Lisa Olschwanger