An Engaging Modern Orthodox Community
in West Orange, New Jersey

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About the Sisterhood

In 1999 the women of Congregation Ohr Torah met together and discussed the need for a sisterhood. Over pie and cake they put together the unified core of a strong and committed sisterhood. The women who belong to the Sisterhood are deeply devoted to building a community of shared experiences, learning and giving, not just a place of religious observance. Since the beginning Sisterhood has donated kitchen appliances, furniture, chandeliers, wall coverings, siddurim, humashim and more to the shul. Sisterhood also reaches out to the rest of the Jewish community of West Orange with chesed donations.

During the year Sisterhood holds various programs and fund raising activities that are always well enjoyed and attended. Sisterhood runs programs which try to integrate learning and social events which would appeal to the women in the community. An ongoing book club, regular hat sales, cooking demonstrations, jewelry making, tehillim groups and learning programs are a sample of events run by the sisterhood. Sisterhood is also responsible for the shuls annual directory which is provided to all members. For more information or to volunteer contact Bertha Sharret or Margot Freedman.

Sisterhood Tributes

Tributes serve as a convenient way to commemorate an event or yhartzeit while supporting the Sisterhood. Tributes can be purchased for $5.00 with a beautiful card sent to the recipient noting the occasion for the gift and from whom it was sent.  Purchase of a Siddur, $40.00 or Machzor, $60.00 with a bookplate inscription of the occasion can also be made. To donate a Tribute contact Debbie Druce or Donate on this site.