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Our community welcomes interfaith couples and families, individuals exploring Judaism, LGBTQ individuals and families, singles, couples, and people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.


We’ve got something for YOU.

Enjoy a sense of belonging and camaraderie with women who share your values.

Ongoing Programs

For more information about Sisterhood, email sishood@emanuelhouston.org or call 713.529.5771, ext. 233.

Connect with the congregation

Sisterhood enriches the congregation and members of all ages through its legacy of active volunteering and financial support for all ages.

Connect with the community

The women of Sisterhood are doers who look beyond their own lives and help ease the challenges of others in the community. Volunteer opportunities include hospital visits, Work of Our Hands, Mitzvah Day and SEARCH Homeless Services. Make a difference while offering a Jewish presence and perspective.

Connect with Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)

Over 65,000 women in more than 500 Sisterhoods do together what no one group could do alone.
And play mah jongg!

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The Classics

Synagogue life doesn’t end when the kids leave home! Make new friends and reconnect with old ones through The Classics – Emanu El’s social group for those in their 50s and 60s – singles and couples alike. This group is open to the community and offers programming throughout the year, from wine tastings and game nights to Shabbat dinners.

Young Professionals

Young Professionals of Congregation Emanu El is Houston’s hub for Jews in their 20’s and 30’s.

Programs and events offer avenues for social, educational, spiritual, and personal growth. Annual events include Let My People Drink – a pre-Passover gathering at a brewery – and award-winning JED Talks. Twice-yearly events feature dinner and speakers who are exploring their dreams and making a difference in the world.

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