What we can offer you
We are a diverse and friendly group of women committed to Judaism, to tzedakah (charity) and to tikkun olam (bettering the world).
We also welcome women from interfaith families, including non-Jewish women raising Jewish children, and the non-Jewish spouses and partners of Jews.
We share our expertise on living Jewishly in the York community -- from finding mezuzot for your doors to locating a chuppah or a mohel…or knowing where to buy kosher food.
Educational -- and fun -- lunches and brunches on diverse topic are held regularly.
Activity groups we offer include a book club, current events chat, wine-tasting and movie-going.
You can grow your social and business contacts as well -- our members include doctors, lawyers, educators, writers, musicians, therapists, craftswomen, businesswomen…..as well as homemakers, retirees, and indispensable community volunteers.
The first Jewish woman moved to York around 1760, bore eight children, helped run a store, and was known far and wide as a gracious hostess. But at that time there was no temple in town, let alone a Sisterhood to provide support for other Jewish women and families in need. Sadly, Shinah Etting had to leave York. Thankfully life’s better today with strong organizations like TBI's Sisterhood.
How to join
Membership is open to Jewish women whether or not they are members of TBI. We also welcome non-Jewish spouses and partners of Jews, whether or not they are temple members.
Dues start at $36 per year; benefactors can contribue more.
Dues can be waived for women of limited financial means. We hold those requests in confidence.