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Ingredients and Equipment Needed for Baking Rugalach with Ethel Via Zoom 

Kol Ami Sisterhood is a vibrant and active group, serving many key roles in the daily activities of the synagogue. Funds raised by Sisterhood are used to help support and beautify our synagogue, sponsor all Yom Tov Kiddushes, non-sponsored Saturday kiddushes, and Friday night onegs. Sisterhood also provides the Mazelgram program, which is an easy way to send Rosh Hashanah greetings to your Kol Ami friends and family. Don’t forget to visit our well stocked Gift Shop for all your Judaica needs– Sheila Bush will be delighted to assist you.

Every year Sisterhood has an exciting year of programs and events planned. We love to partner with other branches of the synagogue like Brotherhood, Kol Yeladim Religious School and the Security committee to provide some of these programs. Please check out our upcoming events to see what interests you. Of course, with these programs/events come volunteer opportunities. Your help makes these wonderful activities happen. Our Sisterhood members look forward to seeing you at some of our events this year.

Sisterhood dues are $36 and we would love to have you become a member. First year synagogue members receive a complimentary membership, To join sisterhood, or activate your complimentary membership, please click below for the application.

 To join sisterhood, please click here for the application.

For any information please contact Robert Baer, Sisterhood President, at .



A Mazelgram is a quick and easy way to send your Kol Ami friends and family Rosh Hashanah greetings. Just look through the list sent to your home in the mail. (alphabetized by first names), indicate the ones you want to send greetings to, fill out the first page (the order form) and return with your check to Kol Ami. Each individual name you choose costs $1.25. You even have the option to send greeting to the whole congregation for $118! That is less than 30 cents per greeting! You can even select a greeting for your mazelgrams.

By supporting mazelgrams, you take care of purchasing, writing, addressing, and mailing out all those cards in one easy step. You also support Kol Ami Sisterhood in being able to do many of the things we do for the synagogue throughout the year.

Remember to watch the deadline of September 2 and get your mazelgrams order in early! Send all Mazelgrams to Sisterhood C/O Linda Shanker 14119 Stonegate Dr. Tampa, Fl 33624.





Free Online Learning from Women's League:   6/29- 7/21/2020




  • All of the below are offered through the American Jewish University (AJU). There are programs offered through B'Yachad (free of cost) and classes offered through the Whizin Center for Continuing Education (at a nominal fee).
    All times are PDT.
    All Zoom Links and passwords will be sent to your email prior to your session.
    Due to the virtual setting of these classes/programs, you must have computer capability, including internet access in order to participate.
    A camera is optimal but mot required.
    Whizin Center for Continuing Education: ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES

    Judaism's Influence on the Founding of America MONDAY | JUNE 29 | 12:00 PM PDT | NO COST Many of the Founders of the United States knew Hebrew, were well versed in the Hebrew Bible, and used Jewish ideas to create an American democracy that one could argue is unique in the annals of World History. The B'yachad session will highlight those Jewish ideas and ideals thereby fostering a discussion about Judaism's influence on the founding of America, how those ideas may still be operating today, and how we can ensure their continuation. Presented by Dr. Bruce Powell. REGISTER

    Crisis within a Crisis: Immigration During a Pandemic TUESDAY | JUNE 30 | 9 AM PDT | NO COST Immigration was alr | 10:00 AM | eady poised to be one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century: In the United States, the status of undocumented people has been polarizing, the flow of refugees in Europe has disrupted national politics, and host countries such as Jordan and Peru face extraordinary challenges in caring for migrants at a time of global recession. Movement across national borders will continue to increase due to reduced transportation costs, high-speed modes of travel, and global wealth inequality. And now COVID-19 has further complicated a fraught policy area and created unique dangers and challenges for nations, immigrants and refugees. - JUL:Y

    Join a conversation with Professor David FitzGerald, the Theodore E. Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UCSD, and Dr. Robbie Totten, AJU’s Chief Academic Officer and Politics & Global Studies Associate Professor, as they discuss immigration challenges in the United States and beyond today. REGISTER

    Grilling and Chilling, Kosher Style: Just in Time for the Fourth! WEDNESDAY | JULY 1 | 12 PM PDT | NO COST Declare your independence from the kitchen and head out to the backyard grill! Join Dani Goldblatt, Jewish educator, AJU alumna and owner of Holy Smokes, for a conversation about the joys of grilling kosher cuts. REGISTER

    Land of Milk and Funny: A Conversation with Avi Liberman MONDAY | JULY 6 | 10 AM PDT | NO COST Stand-up comedy and movies are nothing new to the city of Los Angeles, but Israel is not a place thought of when it comes to both of those things. Join stand up comedian, filmmaker and screenwriter Avi Liberman as he shares his experience leading some of today's best comics on a tour of Israel that raises money for the Koby Mandell Foundation. After a successful run on the festival circuit, his documentary Land of Milk and Funny, chronicling over 10 years of the tour, can now be viewed by everyone on Vimeo: REGISTER

    Confronting the Pandemic: Anxiety TUESDAY | JULY 7 | 10 AM | NO COST More than half of all Americans are reporting mental health symptoms that are deeply affecting their daily lives. How do we live with ongoing uncertainty, loss, fear, loneliness, and intergenerational or other relationship discord? Join psychiatrist, bestselling author, television commenter Dr. Gail Saltz in conversation with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch to better understand the emotional challenges of our times and discover new ways to move through them. REGISTER

    Talking Current Events in Hebrew WEDNESDAY | JULY 8 | 9 AM | NO COST Travel to Israel from the confines of your home. Join other advanced Hebrew speakers for a timely conversation facilitated by the AJU Director of Hebrew. Hebrew conversational skills required. REGISTER

    In the Age of Influence: How Leading Voices Are Adapting? WEDNESDAY | JULY 15 | 6 PM | NO COST How are smart companies and individuals pivoting, given that all their previous platforms don’t exist and will look totally differently in the future? Join Danielle Robay, TV host & Influencer, and Chloe Mahkani, event specialist and restauranteur, in conversation with Rabbi Hirsch - exploring how everyone must adapt to make themselves relevant in this new world. REGISTER

    Chabad as Disrupters TUESDAY | JULY 21 | 10 AM | NO COST For decades, Chabad has had a history of innovation that has led to it being one of the largest Jewish movements in the world. From its use of radio in the nascent days of that technology to the early registration of (before at the dawn of the internet, Chabad has embraced change. However, Chabad is far removed from the stereotypical Silicon Valley disrupters. Rabbi Menachem Posner, staff editor of, will talk with AJU President Jeffrey Herbst about what drives Chabad, the lesson for others, and its future.REGISTER


                    Let Sisterhood share your Simcha!

Does your family have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah coming up? Are you celebrating a special birthday, anniversary, baby naming, auf ruf or other Simcha? Would you like to sponsor a kiddush, kiddush luncheon, or a simple Friday night oneg following services? Sisterhood will be happy to help. We will cater any kiddush to fit your budget and customize it to fit your needs, whether it is a basic kiddush or a more lavish one for up to 175 people. We would also be happy to put together a simple sweets and fruit oneg for you.

For more information please contact: Cindy Korenvaes at to discuss being a sponsor.

                                 Sisterhood Loves to Bake 

Once a month we meet to bake sweet treats that are used at Kiddush or onegs.  Be sure to watch for announcements of baking mornings.  Interested in becoming a regular member of baking days? Contact  Cindy Korenvaes at  to be put on the list!


Torah Fund

Your Torah Fund contribution strengthens and perpetuates Conservative/Masorti Judaism throughout the world. The Torah strengthens Jewish education by supporting scholarships and programming at Conservative/Masorti institutes of higher Jewish learning.

Torah Fund recognition starts at $180 and you will receive the Torah Fund pin in recognition of your generous support.

Contact Sisterhood Torah Fund Chair, Roberta Baer at for information or to purchase a pin.



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