Temple Avodah, Oceanside NY

However you define your family,
we welcome you to ours


This is the Sisterhood of Temple Avodah

  • Women working together for a purpose
  • A sense of something bigger than one’s self
  • A bond, caring, friendship
  • Learning from multiple generations
  • Being a role model for your kids
  • Doing things that can really be measured and that have real impact for all temple members, even when it isn’t obvious
  • The reward of success and the feeling of accomplishment
  • Knowing you’ve done something important

Participate, be heard, make a difference!

A sample of our yearly events

Fashion Show – attracts 200 women

2 Thrift Sales

1 Granny’s Attic Sale

Wee Care Blanket program for kids undergoing chemotherapy

Purim Baskets

Sisterhood donates over $20,000 a year to Temple Avodah

Call or email our Temple Office at 516-766-6809 x100 and leave a message for the Sisterhood, for more information or email the Temple Avodah Sisterhood.

A Sisterhood Dues Form can be downloaded by clicking the PDF on the forms page of this website (Under the calendar).

Sisterhood Events
Some of Temple Avodah attendees at the 2017 Joint Community Women’s Seder. Many South Shore synagogues and organizations joined in to provide and evening of celebrating Passover with old traditions and new that featured using a specially designed Hagaddah.

Sisterhood Shabbat at Temple Avodah.

Women’s Community Seder March 29, 2017

Visit the Calendar to see the many upcoming Sisterhood events!

Did you know,
Sisterhood has a
monthly Book Club?
Click here for more info!

Our Sisterhood Shabbat was a wonderful evening!

Sisterhood Fashion Show article from The Herald December 1, 2016

The women of Temple Avodah participated with other Oceanside Synagogues and organizations in a Challah Bake on Wednesday, November 9th at the Oceanside JCC. This community event was open to all women, daughters, mothers, sisters, and friends.
The Challah Bake was generously subsidized by the UJA Federation. This Challah Bake started with preparing the dough. While the dough rose, refreshments and a short program was presented. It continued with a Berakha, braiding the dough, and then the ladies brought it home to bake.
The Oceanside Challah Bake was extraordinary and enjoyed by the women of Oceanside.

Temple Avodah Sisterhood participated in the Oceanside Challah Bake at the JCC


Our Sisterhood at Temple Avodah always has something wonderful happening. Congrats to our Sisterhood for another wonderful event! The annual Granny’s Attic Sale, a huge success for both donators and purchasers! The Herald published this wonderful article:


Sisterhood is sponsoring
Wee Care Blankets all year long.
Knit, Crochet take your pick, let it be 36″ x 36″.
Drop off at Temple and we’ll do the rest.
Contact Ellyn Katz with questions.

Wee Care Blankets Temple Avodah Sisterhood *

Annual Sisterhood Events

The Temple Avodah Sisterhood Fashion Show hits the runway every year in November. This popular sold-out event is one not to be missed.

Sisterhood has three major fundraising sales each year: a Granny’s Attic Sale (where household goods are sold) and two Thrift Sales (where clothing, shoes and accessories are sold), Donations are welcomed and accepted. Dates and times will be posted here and on the Temple Calendar.

Our Sisterhood Granny’s Attic Sale

Granny’s Attic Sale by Temple Avodah’s Sisterhood could not be the success it is without our wonderful Sisterhood and Temple Volunteers. *

Sisterhood Granny’s Attic Sale offers opportunity to both donate items and then shop for hidden treasures! *

Our Sisterhood runs two annual sales: Granny’s Attic offers household items and the Thrift Sale offers clothing and accessories. *

Granny’s Attic Sale by Temple Avodah’s
Sisterhood could not be the success it is without our wonderful Sisterhood and Temple Volunteers. *

Sisterhood Shabbat at Temple Avodah.

Sisterhood Shabbat at Temple Avodah. The last one we did was all about “RESPECT” and ” I AM WOMAN”. *

Sisterhood Fashion Show 2016

photo and video credits
* Photo courtesy of Milch Photography