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Congregation Anshai Torah Sisterhood

Sisterhood invites YOU* to join us for a FREE Happy Hour at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 24th

Join us as we honor Lisa Gerstenfeld (2022 Torah Fund Honoree), our fabulous Sisterhood Board and all of our amazing Sisters.

There will be yummy NOSH, an OPEN BAR, and a special GUEST STAR (our very own RABBI KUSHNICK) who will be teaching a mini-class all happening at Anshai Torah.

*This event is OPEN TO ALL CONGREGANTS.  Please RSVP by May 17th.


Election of the 2022-2023 Sisterhood Board will take place.

Come and get your Mah Jongg on at Congregation Anshai Torah Sisterhood’s Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, June 26, 2022

Check-in:  12:30 p.m.

Tournament Play:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (3 rounds)

Cost: $40.00*

Where:  Anshai Torah, 5501 W. Parker Rd., Plano, TX 75093

Fabulous PRIZES will be awarded.

Light snacks and water will be provided (please no outside food or drinks).

Click HERE to register (registration closes June 17th)

Covid protocols will be in place (masks are optional). For more information/questions, please contact Lisa Olschwanger at 

*No refunds available.

Upcoming Sisterhood Events (subject to change)

5/24 - Sisterhood Happy Hour/Elections 6:30 pm @ Anshai Torah

6/26 - Mah Jongg Tournament 11:00 am @ Anshai Torah

Sisterhood 2021-2022 Board

President Cynthia Brooks-Delgado
President Elect Stephanie Kufert
Membership Sharon Ginchansky & Lisa Birenbaum
Programming Nathalie Fletcher 
Torah Fund Gilda Zucker & Sheila Orkin
Ways & Means Ashley Acks & Amy Gross
Corresponding Secretary Open
Recording Secretary Bethany Last
Treasurer Jennifer Robinowich
Social Media Samantha Zucker
Member at Large Rebecca Conroy
Women’s League Representative Sherry Lynn Rubin & Shawn Frank
Immediate Past President Lisa Gerstenfeld

Committee Chair, Non-Board Seats:

Sisterhood Shabbat Sheryl Billman

Mah Jong Tournament Lisa Olschwanger

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

2022-2023 Board Slate

The slate will be voted upon on May 24th, 2022. If you are interested in nominating someone to run against the slate,  nominations may be made and submitted to the Nominating Committee by written petition. The petition must carry the signature of five or more members in good standing and submitted to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Lisa Gertenfeld, not later than 15 days after the report of the Nominating Committee is circulated to the general membership, provided the written consent of the nominee is included. Our new board will take office on July 1, 2022.




Stephanie Kufert

Executive Vice President

Sharon Ginchansky


Jennifer Robinowich

Corresponding Secretary

Bethany Last

Recording Secretary

Leigh Bennett


Lisa Birenbaum and Stephanie Israelstam


Nathalie Fletcher and Jill Levy

Ways and Means

Ashley Acks and Amy Gross

Torah Fund

Paige Rothstein and Julie Miller

Social Media

Samantha Zucker

Member at Large

Marla Zach

Women's League Reps

Sherry Lynn Rubin and Shawn Frank

Past President

Cynthia Brooks




A Taste of Home: The Congregation Anshai Torah Family Cookbook

Click Here to access the cookbook


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

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).

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

To login for the first time click here

To login to an existing account click here

To explore the WLCJ's programs click here


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

Tue, May 17 2022 16 Iyyar 5782