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Women Of Oak Park Temple

The Women of Oak Park Temple is a women’s organization that gathers together in friendship for programs that support the Temple and the larger community, for social activities, for learning and spiritual growth, and above all for personal enrichment, so that each woman may fulfill her potential as a person within a Jewish environment.

Within the Congregation, The Women of Oak Park Temple is the collective presence, voice, and strength for women of all ages and varying stages in life. It is a place where women can meet and work together for the benefit of the Congregation and its members. Here, women can initiate and develop projects in which they have an interest. The Women of OPT provides an outlet for the creative energy, talent, and leadership potential of its members. The Women of OPT also gives women a worldwide identity through its affiliation with Women of Reform Judaism, a federation of 100,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

What We Do
The Women of Oak Park Temple provides the opportunity for its members to participate in activities or programs that are valuable to them, their families, their Congregation and their community. Our sisterhood has a long history of helping many aspects of Congregational life. Areas in which we contribute support to the Temple community include:

Religious School, Glasser Preschool, B’nai Mitzvah, Kabbalat Torah, New Members, Youth Group/Camping, Temple, Directory, Women of OPT Shabbat Service, Annual Temple Donation, Purchase of New Prayer Books, College Outreach

Kitchen Maintenance and Shure Memorial Library.

Jewish Organizations that We Support
Women of Reform Judaism, United States Holocaust Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute, The Ark, World Union for Progressive Judaism, Jewish Braille Institute, Mazon, Magen David Adom, Maot Chitim, Shalva and YES Fund

Ways to Get Involved
Gift Shop, Rummage Sale, Treats in a Jar, New Year Greetings, Women’s Seder, February Dinner Program, Little Sister Events, Book Group Discussions, Maccabee Market, Kallah, Honey Cake Baking, Ladies Night Out, Health/Fitness Events, Bake Sales, Fundraising and Programming.

The Women of Oak Park Temple  - 2019-2020 Board Proposed Slate

The Nominating Committee of The Women of Oak Park Temple are excited to announce the proposed Slate for 2019-2020.  The Board Officers and Trustees nominated are:

President:  Lauren Levrant
Executive Vice-President:  Amy Pokras
Programming Vice-President:  Ruth Milstein
Fundraising Vice-President:  Carly Grant
Corresponding/Recording Secretary:  Marya Spangler
Treasurer:  Win Fox
Immediate Past President:  Kathy Madura
Trustees:  Kathy Bezinovich, Marsha Cooper, Jill Sapoznick, and Cathryn Weiss

Many thanks to the hard working members of the Nominating Committee:  Amy Pokras, Shari Schindler, and Leah Vergotine

We would also like to acknowledge with gratitude those wonderful women who have chosen to step down from the Board:  Susan Cicelsky, Amelia Hardy, and Leah Vergotine.  Thank you so much for your dedicated service.

Members of The Women of Oak Park Temple will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed slate along with two By-Law Changes (wording will be emailed at a later date and posted on our webpage) at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, May 31st.  Be sure to stay after the vote for our annual Sisterhood Shabbat!

Kathy Madura, Chair
WoOPT Nominating Committee

Wed, July 15 2020 23 Tammuz 5780