About Us

An extension of our shul, the Sisterhood of Congregation Israel has three main functions: raising much needed funds; sponsoring social and educational programs of interest to all members of the congregation; and overseeing a wide range of chesed activities.


  • Mishloach Manot
  • Chanukah Boutique
  • Kids Stuff Coupon Books
  • Rosh Hashanah holiday card
  • Gift Shop

Sisterhood is proud to have provided funds to renovate the shul’s restrooms.


  • Welcoming guests for Shabbos
  • Helping new members feel at home in Springfield and providing them with a special welcome gift
  • Coordinating meals for members undergoing life transitions, etc.
  • Weekly Tehillim group

All female members of Congregation Israel are welcome to join the sisterhood. For more information, please contact Sisterhood President Danielle Pepper at or email SISTERHOODCIS@GMAIL.COM.

2015 - 2016 Sisterhood Board:

Co-Presidents: Danielle Pepper

Membership: Emmy Hoffer, Myra Pirak, Michelle Burstein, Sharon Konigsberg

Fundraising: Tova Silberman

Programming: Rachel Beer, Cheryl Becker, Lauren Kohn, Anya Bitansky

Treasurer: Judy Sandman

Financial Secretary: Lori Nusbaum

Recording Secretary: Rachel Klein

Corresponding Secretary: Melanie Wind