Women of Progressive Judaism
The Sisterhood of the Cape Town Jewish Reform Congregation was launched at a meeting held in the Delmonico Restaurant in April 1944. We currently have 3 Sisterhoods in Cape Town namely: Green Point, Wynberg, and Hadassah. Members of Hadassah Sisterhood are mostly working women and it is regarded as an ‘Umbrella Sisterhood’ as its members are drawn from Wynberg, Green Point as well as from the West Coast Temple which as yet does not have a sisterhood of its own. All Sisterhoods in Southern Africa are members of the South African Union of Temple Sisterhoods (SAUTS)and are nationally and internationally represented by this organization. SAUTS has full representation on the SAUPJ administrative bodies, and is an affiliated member of the Union of Jewish Women of South Africa. SAUTS also has a seat on the governing body of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and is represented on the Board of Directors of the Women for Reform Judaism, our parent body, based in the United States. Sisterhood was renamed Women of Progressive Judaism at their conference in May 2012
“SISTERHOOD IS JUDAISM IN ACTION”
We appeal to all congregants who are not yet actively involved, to come forward and join the Sisterhoods. The more helpers, the lighter the load and the more can be achieved. We need your new ideas and enthusiasm to help Sisterhood and the Congregation to grow and flourish.