Congregation Emanu-El (Reform)
7011 E. Central
Wichita 67206
316-684-5148
Michael Davis, Rabbi
Mark Ross, President
Services: Friday Night at 7:00 pm, Saturday morning at 10:00 am, and Family Service 1st Friday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Ahavath Achim Hebrew Congregation (Traditional)
1850 N. Woodlawn
Wichita 67208
316-685-1339
Michael Gilboa, Rabbi
Richard Smith, President
Services: Saturday at 9:00 am and Sunday Minyan at 9:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's no telling where you'll find members of the Congregation Emanu-El Brotherhood ... working on special projects around the Temple ... participating in community service programs ... or getting laughs at the annual fundraising Roast.

The Brotherhood is the only Jewish men's organization in the south-central Kansas area. We serve Congregation Emanu-El and the Jewish community at large with a variety of programs, services, fellowship and social interaction available nowhere else in this area.

Congregation Emanu-El Brotherhood supports both religious and social programs:

Our religious programs include:

  • A presentation to each Bar and Bat Mitzvah of a hardbound copy of the Torah with commentary and transliteration;
  • Set up of chairs for the High Holy Days;
  • Set up the large sukkah for Sukkot and Dinner in the Sukkah;
  • Support Mitzvah Day projects;
  • Cook kosher hot dogs for the Purim Dinner.

Our social programs include:

  • Our famous Annual Brotherhood Roast. A social dinner combined with a light hearted way of recognizing individuals who have provided so much support to our Jewish Community;
  • Election year Political Brunch or other yearly brunch with a program of broad interest;
  • A night of Wingnuts Baseball;
  • A World Series Baseball Party;
  • A Super Bowl Party;
  • Provide new U.S. Flag when outdoor flag becomes tattered. Have Boy Scouts retire old flag;
  • Provide support for special Temple projects that come up from time to time.

Membership in Brotherhood is fun and rewarding, and is available to all Jewish men in the Wichita and surrounding areas. Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year. As a Brotherhood member you are welcome to attend the monthly Brotherhood Board meetings. Plan to contribute your particular expertise to the Brotherhood and join in the camaraderie. Help us grow with your active participation. It is easy to join (or renew) and get involved.

For more information, please contact Co-Presidents Mark Levy, Peter Grant, or Denise at the Congregation Emanu-El office.

Congregation Emanu-El Brotherhood
7011 E. Central
Wichita 67206
316-684-5148
Mark Levy & Peter Grant, Co- Presidents

Shalom - Peace be with you

Brothers Dwelling in Unity (Psalms 133)

she–vet a–chem gam ya–chad (שבת אחים גם יחד)

 

Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood

At the heart of Hebrew Congregation is our Sisterhood. For over 100 years, the women of Hebrew Congregation have provided Jewish continuity through their education, social, fundraising and service activities; enriching the lives of our members, our congregation and our community.

Our activities fall under three broad categories: Family and Community Life; service to the Congregation and Fundraising. Included in the first category are our meetings which feature an array of activities, speakers on topics of Jewish interest and entertainment. Another major component of our family life is holiday celebrations. Our Sisterhood sponsors dinners for Sukkot, Purim and Hanukkah. In addition, we provide treats and meals for the children on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, Passover and Purim. We also coordinate ad help cater special Oneg Shabbats and Kiddush luncheons helping congregants celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, Brits, namings and other life cycle events.

In the area of service to the congregation, we maintain the only "public" kosher kitchen within a 200 mile radius of the greater Wichita area. Sisterhood annually provides a congregational directory enabling easy contact with any and all congregants. Another area of service is to the Wichita Jewish Community School and educational facilities. Many sisterhood members have been active in the religious school as teachers, administrators and fundraisers.

A group of sisterhood women maintain a women's group for Chevra Kadisha and Sisterhood has an established Shiva Chairman who, along with sisterhood members, makes certain grieving families are provided with an initial meal following burial. Bikur Cholim is very important to Sisterhood; therefore; all hospitalized congregants are personally visited.

Sisterhood has an ongoing relationship with the Ronald McDonald houses of Wichita. We collect travel-size toiletries and pull-tabs as a year-round project. The toiletries are available to the families arriving in Wichita with sick and injured children, many of whom arrive without any personal hygiene products. Ronald McDonald recycles pull-tabs for cash to help purchase basic essentials for the houses. Every year, around Hanukkah, Sisterhood embarks on a drive to encourage donations filling the needs of a wish list provided by Ronald McDonald house.

The fundraisers of Sisterhood are varied. Our library/resource center is supported by Sisterhood fundraising and maintenance efforts. We have several on-going projects and periodically add special events to our calendar. We are a sponsor of the Jewish Community Calendar which is produced each fall and includes all the Jewish holidays, candle lighting times and scheduled events within the larger Jewish community. It also affords people an opportunity to commemorate special occasions.

Our annual donor event held early in the year gives our members an opportunity to make an annual gift to Sisterhood. Sisterhood's "200 Club" is an additional way Sisterhood raises funds. Purchase of one or more numbered ping pong balls puts those numbers in a monthly drawing where 2 numbered balls are drawn with the winners receiving a monetary prize.

Our gift shop is an ongoing fundraiser and service project. Our gift shop is an excellent source for all things Jewish. Available for purchase are our own cookbooks, Traditionally Yours and Traditionally Yours II, two compendiums of favorite recipes from Hebrew Congregation cooks throughout the generations.

Perhaps the most important role our Sisterhood has played in the life of Hebrew Congregation is in creating a sense of family. We share happy and sad occasions, we work side by side to achieve common goals and we become more than friends - - we become friends.

Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood
1850 N. Woodlawn
Wichita 67208
316-685-1339
Lisa Klaskin, President

Congregation Emanu-El Sisterhood

Congregation Emanu-El Sisterhood sponsors and manages programs to benefit the Temple and the community, providing our female members with endless opportunities for socialization, study and personal growth.

Beginning in late summer, the Sisterhood spends countless hours preparing all the delicious foods for Congregation Emanu-El's Deli Day. Deli Day, held in November, gives hundreds of Wichitans a traditional Jewish dining experience and a delectable offering of carry-out treats.

Their annual donor event provide scholarships for children to attend Jewish camps and helps support additional events held at CE.

Sisterhood membership is open to women who are members of either Wichita's Jewish congregations.

Congregation Emanu-El Sisterhood
7011 E. Central
Wichita 67206
316-684-5148
Leadership Circle: Sunny Levy, Mallory Medvene, Cyndie Ponder and Doris Weller

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization, whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society.

Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal.

Committed to the centrality of Israel based on the renaissance of the Jewish people in its historic homeland, Hadassah promotes the unity of the Jewish people. In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, education and youth institutions, and land development to meet the country's changing needs.
In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment and growth for its members.

The Wichita chapter of Hadassah does fundraising for worthy Jewish causes as well as hosting Jewish educational and cultural events. Our annual book club meets five times per year.

The president of the chapter is Judy Eichhorn.

Community action, social activities and all-out fun are the hallmarks of Congregation Emanu-El's Youth Group.

In addition to watching movies, snacking and socializing, members use monthly meetings to plan food drives, clothing drives and other volunteerism activities that enrich the community.

Post bar/bat mitzvah teens are eligible to join, and members may run for office after their first year in the group.

 

Congregation Emanu-El Youth Group
7011 E. Central
Wichita 67206
316-684-5148
Samantha Taylor & Joe Ross , Advisors