Sisterhood Shabbat Service, honoring Arlene Krawitz to be held on Saturday May 17

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 By: Johnna Freud

Arlene Krawitz surrounded by her familySisterhood GHC will be having its annual Sisterhood Shabbat, honoring Arlene Krawitz as Woman of the Year, at 9:30 am on Saturday May 17 at Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry, NY. GHC is an egalitarian synagogue where women are routinely included in all aspects of Jewish observance, but, Sisterhood Shabbat is a special celebration of how far Jewish women have come. All the parts of the service, including leading the service and reading Torah, are performed by women.
Arlene Krawitz has been chosen Woman of the Year for her extensive service to GHC and to Sisterhood. She has been an active member of Greenburgh Hebrew Center and its Sisterhood since moving to Westchester from Rockland County 21 years ago.  She has served Sisterhood as President, Treasurer, VP Education, Corresponding Secretary, Parliamentarian, Sisterhood Shabbat coordinator, and on various committees.  Arlene is also VP Senior and Cultural Affairs/ Adult Education for GHC.  She has worked with Rabbi Kenter and other center members to bring JTS@GHC and books@GHC to the synagogue.  Arlene been a member of the Westchester-Rockland Branch and the MetroNorth Region of Women's League and served as Treasurer for many years.  She also represents MetroNorth on the Women's League International Board. Arlene has an Early Childhood degree from CCNY and  taught at the Pomona Jewish Center and the Solomon Schechter School of Rockland before returning to the NYC Board of Education. Arlene and her husband, Jesse, have two married sons, Larry and Seth and four grandchildren, Joseph and Jacob, Anabelle and Adam.

Sisterhood GHC, provides support to the entire Greenburgh Hebrew Center family and other worthy causes. With over 180 members, Sisterhood presents Brunches, Mah Jongg games and other activities, with a special emphasis on the Women of GHC. It is a participating member of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a Conservative egalitarian congregation with over 300 member families, serving the Rivertowns, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, White Plains, New Rochelle and Yonkers. It is located at 515 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry.

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