Welcome to the

Inspired by the Past – Securing Our Future

2018 Sisterhood Fashion Show




*making new friendships

*financially and actively supporting the Congregation

*participating in community projects

*committed to provide social and spiritual events

*a diverse group of women…we are single, single parents, married, married with children, divorced and widowed

We are very proud to now have 82 members…will you be #83?

Without YOU we are one woman short! It is never too late to join Sisterhoood.

Sisterhood Officer’s 2018-2020

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Important Events:

We invite all new members, those who have not previously joined, or those women who want to rejoin, contact: 

President: Karen Murray, Email: 

Membership Secretary, Sue Hassett, Email: 

FOLLOW THE TORAH AND PLANT A TREE IN ISRAEL. Click here to download the donation form

MAKE A DONATION TO THE SISTERHOOD GOLDEN BOOK.Click here to download the donation form

                                    Agudas Israel Sisterhood Building Beautification Fund!
Donations you have made for special projects such as the Kitchen Renovation Fund and the Sanctuary Beautification Fund.
2013/2014: We renovated the Agudas kitchen with the funds from these two areas.
2015: We engaged a fiber artist to create our unique, beautiful Ark curtain and Bimah cover.
We most recently purchased 6 new matching chairs and 4 matching tables to go next to the new chairs.
We are accepting suggestions for more ways to beautify our wonderful synagogue. Please note, this does not include repairs or maintenance, as the congregation has a fund for that.
Please contact Karen Murray, Sisterhood V.P for Fundraising, with your suggestions.Thank you again for your past support!  

                                                                             Judaica Boutique – New and improved!

Israel Festival 2015 Judaica Boutique BoothOur Judaica Boutique has had booths at the Israel Festival and HardLox in Ashville.




Bonnie Cooper and Teri Nadler-Thorz are the co-buyers of the Judaica Boutique.

One of our new goals at Agudas is for our congregants to see our Judaica Boutique as their personal gift destination. Not only are you supporting your congregation, you even have a “personal shopper” as we can order anything you may need at any time.

As we continue to flourish with the help of our congregational support and our continued participation in various venues like The Mountain Jewish Festival (next one on August 21, 2016), HardLox in Asheville, our local community will now think of Agudas’s Judaica Boutique as the only Jewish retail store in the area. That would mean great awareness for our congregation and increased needed revenue. If we can be of asistance to you and place special orders for something you are looking for, just call the office and leave a message for us.

We have purchased some incredible new inventory and gifts for our Judaica Boutique. For Chanukah we will be stocked with some fun Chanukah gifts and books for children as well as some unique and fantastic gifts for adults. In addition to some beautiful new Jewelry, we reordered the exquisite hand painted pure Silk Scarves with matching necklaces from Jerusalem as they were quite the hit. Wait until you see some new items from various Israeli artists, like the stunning colors found in Emanuel’s candle sticks and Menorahs. These are perfect gifts for weddings, engagements and even birthdays.

Dr. Teri Nadler-Thorz and Bonnie Cooper