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Sisterhood is an ideal setting to cultivate new friendships while enjoying worship, social events and advocacy. Some of our activities include:
Book Club/Review 
Guest Speaker Events
Rosh Chodesh Programs
Holiday and Family Events
Social Justice/ Advocacy Activities and much more
Your generous support allows Sisterhood to provide financial and volunteer assistance to our Temple, our Youth and the Community, including Direct Financial support, Camp and Youth Scholarships, Shabbat Onegs and Educational Programming.We hope you will consider supporting Congregation Gates of Prayer Sisterhood at a level that is comfortable for you.
Time to renew your Sisterhood membership to 2020-2021.






Sisterhood Diaper Drive!

Donate today!


Sisterhood is excited to sponsor an ongoing diaper drive as our primary Social Action project this year.  

For everyone's protection in these Covid-19 times, we have activated a donation link to enable you to donate directly to our diaper fund via our website.  

No in-store shopping and no drop-off required! Just click the link below to donate! Or send your $ donation to the temple office, be sure to write “diaper donation” in the check memo!


From now through Chanukah, all monetary donations will be used to purchase diapers and related supplies for the local diaper bank, sponsored by The Junior League of New Orleans. This local bank works in partnership with the National Diaper Bank and is very active right now helping Hurricane Laura victims stranded in the New Orleans Area. 

After Chanukah, we will switch gears and send the diapers purchased with your donations directly to the New Orleans Women & Children's Shelter.  


If you have any questions, please contact Margery Thomas at or (504) 495-4020



Gates of Prayer Sisterhood Board 2020-2021

President Claudia Shabetai,
Exec Vice President Judy Lieberman,
Programming V.P. Sarah Schatzman,

Social Action VP Margery Thomas
Fundraising Vice President Judy Stiebel,
Treasurer Ellen Rae Shalett
Gift Shop Treasurer Jennifer Schexnayder,
Membership Secretary Heidi Vizelberg,
Recording Secretary Lillian Gross,
Corresponding Secretary Anne Chirinos (phone only) 504 889-2298 Parliamentarian JoAnne Fried
Immediate Past President Diana Mann
General Board: Amy Thomas, Barri Bronston, Tory May, Lilliann Gross,
Carol Sadowsky, Jennifer Schexnayder, Janet Krane, Susan Levin,
Nicole Stone, Kristen Dulitz, Cathy Botnick, Lynn Loewy, Rebecca Brennan
Lauren Gerber, Dianne Green-Freeman

Past-Sisterhood Presidents (Board Members)
Gayle Brignac
Sandra Cameron
Jennifer Daley
Lisa Dayan
Joanne Fried
Sherry Harris


WRJ /CGoP Sisterhood also supports the mission and goals of the women of Reform Judaism. WRJ strengthens the voice of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth and advocate for and promote Progressive Jewish Values. We look forward to welcoming you to the CGoP Sisterhood. 
Tue, April 20 2021 8 Iyar 5781