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About Women of Temple Israel

Women of Temple Israel participates in social action activities, organizes monthly social gatherings including Ladies Night Out and mahjongg games, participates in the WRJ Central Ohio Tzedakah Collective, and supports Temple Israel holiday events and congregants' life cycle events. One of our primary missions is to help fund the activities of Temple Israel youth and Religious school. We invite you to join us!

For information on our programs, please contact:
Tzedakah Collective: Marsha Pond at 
Ladies Night Out: Ellen Half at
Monthly Mahj game: Sheryl Klein at
Religious School Bistro: Debbie Cohen at

2020 Yizkor Book

$10,000 Granted! The 2019 WRJ Central Ohio Tzedakah Collective

Our 2019 WRJ Central Ohio Tzedakah Collective’s final meeting of the year was held in December. We met in homes and synagogues throughout the year, exploring local organizations that restore human dignity. There were 40 members representing all three Central Ohio Reform synagogues, as well as several unaffiliated members. Each woman donated a minimum of $60 for the year, which was combined to make larger, more impactful grants.

The organizations discussed included Joseph’s Coat (an interfaith non-profit aiding families by offering free clothing, furniture and household items), Growlers Dog Biscuits (a non-profit whose goal is to provide adults with disabilities viable employment and vocational opportunities), Foster Action Ohio (a specialized arm of the non-profit Ohio Children’s Alliance that is dedicated to improving outcomes for current and former foster care youth), and The Harmony Project (a non-profit that connects people across social divides through the arts, education, and volunteer community service.)

After a discussion and vote, the Tzedakah Collective made the following grants:
- Foster Action Ohio - $1500
- Growlers Dog Biscuits - $500
- Joseph’s Coat - $500
- The Harmony Project - $500

With these newest grants, our group has now donated over $10,000 to organizations whose missions embrace our Reform Jewish values.

For additional information or to join, contact Marsha Pond at, or call 614--468 -1728 (home), 607- 592 -1567 (cell).

WTI Spending

Until we are in our new building there are two important ways to support these programs:
  1.  Become a paying member of the Women of Temple Israel for $40.00 on this site ( or sending a check payable to Women of Temple Israel to Liz Plotnick-Snay 1101 Highland St., Columbus, OH 43201
  2.  Remember your loved ones in the Memorial Book.  Watch for mailing this summer.

Fri, September 29 2023 14 Tishrei 5784