About us

The United Sisterhood serves as the Umbrella Organisation of Temple Sisterhoods in Gauteng. Under this umbrella, the Temple Sisterhoods include: Bet David; Beit Emanuel and Temple Israel.

“Sisterhood Means Service” is the mantra of this organisation and the Sisterhood is affiliated to Woman of Progressive Judaism. Having originated in 1932, this social outreach organisation is in its eighth decade of service to the communities of South Africa.

Over the years, countless projects have been conducted to uplift those in need.

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For Children                 Feeding scheme, feeding 2500 children daily, clothing project, year- end parties for needy and sick children, support for HIV/Aids centres, orphanages and places of safety
For Women Assistance for single/abused mothers and children
For the Aged Transport to hospitals, payment of medicines, distribution of food hampers, friendship club, social events and end of year parties
For Families Financial and moral support
For the Sick  Sizwe School project and Tara – H.M Moross Centre, HIV/AIDS project
Religious Sisterhood Sabbath (Women’s World Day Of Prayer), Annual Thanksgiving Service for the age
The United Sisterhood exists in order to provide care for those who need care, belonging for those who need to belong, incentive for those who need incentives, achievement for those who need to achieve. The cultivation of human potential and dignity is crucial to the future of our country.  Feelings, spirit, identity, relationships…are all important ingredients for human development.
  • To create an environment in which progressive Jewish Woman can enhance spiritual and religious duties by contributing to the society in which she lives
  • To provide food and clothing for the destitute and underprivileged of all races, colour and creeds, especially children and senior citizens
  • To provide assistance for both Jewish and non-Jewish families who have fallen on hard times
  • To participate in the care of the aged among all population groups
  • To visit and provide food, provisions and stimulation for the institutionalised, the sick and the incapacitated
  • To relieve the plight of those who struggle with HIV/AIDS
  • To promote goodwill and better understanding between all the people of South Africa
  • To promote social and cultural ties with the people of Israel
  • To develop sound working relationships with, and give support to, other charitable organisations