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Congregation Anshai Torah Sisterhood


The Torah Fund Committee and CAT Sisterhood proudly announce our Torah Fund 2024 HONOREE: Past Sisterhood President Cynthia Brooks-Delgado. Cynthia is a dynamic woman who has selflessly taken on responsibilities in our congregation, on our Sisterhood board, and in the community. The 2024 Torah Fund theme is Kol Yisrael Arvem Zeh Ba’Zeh, which means “All the people of Israel are responsible for one another.” Our honoree, Cynthia, never hesitates to help in making a big difference in our community.

Please be sure to mark your calendars to join Sisterhood Friday evening during Shabbat services, April 19th, when we will celebrate Cynthia’s accomplishments and honor her.

Did you know that Torah Fund supports our conservative seminaries? The Torah Fund donations go directly toward scholarships and programs which develop future rabbis, cantors, educators, synagogue administrators, lay leaders and others. More than ever, Torah Fund needs your generosity so current and future students will benefit from our fundraising efforts.

Jewish education is crucial for the survival of the conservative moment and preservation of Jewish life. Your generous Torah Fund Donations will continue to make this possible.

To donate in Cynthia’s honor, click on link below. Donations at $180 level and above will receive the gorgeous pin pictured. 


Past Happenings


Sisterhood had such an amazing time at our Crack Dot Bam Mah Jongg night! With over 60 ladies in attendance, we had so much fun teaching newbies how to play, learning from seasoned “Mahj Matrons,” and just playing a friendly game with new friends. Special thanks to Diane Kufert for her excellent guest teaching lecture with slides to boot!


Sisterhood had an AMAZING Hanukkah event this past month. Around 40 of our lovely members gathered to play dreidel, enjoy delicious latkes, and play a super fun Saran Wrap game.  We also participated in a mitzvah project making shopping bags out of old shirts which benefited the Food Pantry. To top off the evening, Talia Kushnick spoke about women’s heroism in the Hanukkah story. 



Just in time for the Holidays, our Sisterhood had a delicious time learning a new honey cake recipe at our Rosh Hashanah inspired Honey Cake Bake.  


Our Sisterhood membership appreciation brunch was a huge success with over 60 lovely ladies enjoying delicious nosh prepared by our amazing kitchen staff.  

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? 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, 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!

Membership - Top 5 Reasons To Get Involved

  • 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.
  • 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.                                         
  • Engage in leadership development. Build on talents you have and discover some you didn't know you possessed.
  • Contribute to our synagogue in numerous, integral ways through fundraising, programming and volunteer services.
  • Meet fascinating women of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Make connections throughout our congregation, our community, our world.

Join Today!

All women are welcome to join and membership to Anshai Torah is not required.  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. The other $25 is used to support Sisterhood and pay for programming.

Link to Sisterhood Membership Form

Upcoming Sisterhood Events (subject to change)

4/19/24 (Friday): Torah Fund Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner 

5/9/24 (Thursday): Sisterhood program/elections @ TBD 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

5/19/24 - 5/21/24: Intracontinental Regional Conference @ San Antonio

Upcoming Sisterhood Board Meetings (subject to change)

*All Sisterhood members are always welcome to attend board meetings.

3/5/24 (Tuesday): Sisterhood board meeting Offsite 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

5/5/24 (Sunday): Sisterhood board meeting Offsite 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

6/4/24 (Monday): Sisterhood board transition meeting @ TBD

Sisterhood 2023-2024 Board

President: Stephanie Kufert
President Elect: Jennifer Robinowich
Membership: Stephanie Israelstam & Alexis Montang
Programming: Marla Zack & Gabrielle Hattingh 
Mitzvah: Gilda Zucker & Joanne Croll
Corresponding Secretary: Bethany Last
Recording Secretary: Leigh Bennett
Treasurer: Sharon Ginchansky 
Member at Large: Lauren Davidoff & Mackenzie Katz
Women’s League Representative: Sherry Lynn Rubin & Shawn Frank
Immediate Past President: Cynthia Brooks

Committee Chair, Non-Board Seats:

Sisterhood Shabbat: Sharon Ginchansky

Torah Fund: Sherry Lynn Rubin

Interested in becoming a board member or just want to get more involved please email us at

A Taste of Home: The Congregation Anshai Torah Family Cookbook

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Every woman has the opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism through active giving to the Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League in support of the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires), and Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam).

Did you know CAT Sisterhood has a Facebook Page?  Please like us!  Contact Bethany Last at and she will add you as a member to the CAT Sisterhood Page.

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