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Closing-Sisterhood-meeting-with-Meira-0351The Sisterhood of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue is one of the largest coalitions of female congregants that help to benefit our community. The Sisterhood recognizes that in today’s world, women play a very active role in our society, and are interested in helping women create a better community for themselves and their families.

The Sisterhood was formed in 1918 by approximately twenty-eight women. The board today consists of the President, Vice President, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. They have members from Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, and Montreal who gather together and share cultures and traditions. Thanks to the amazing commitment and dedication of all these ladies, they have formed a united women’s group that plays a vital role to the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue for their fundraising and community building activities. Each year many new members join and life membership and attendance of regular activities are encouraged.

The Sisterhood of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue is a very active one, and has activities to suit all types of interests. Some of the annual activities include: film screenings at the synagogue, speakers and lectures, day trips to places of interest in and around the city, museum tours, potluck dinners, and of course, the celebration of all Jewish holidays. The Sisterhood ensure that the activities of the synagogue are enjoyable and attractive to everyone. In fact, it is their mission to ensure that a tolerant and vibrant community thrives within the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.

If you are interested in joining the Sisterhood of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, please contact our President, Lily Dangoor at 514-345-0148 or via e-mail at

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