Saturday, April 17, 2010

Who We Are

Adat Ari El, the oldest Jewish Congregation in California's San Fernando Valley, was founded in 1938 as the Valley Jewish Community Center. In 1939, a womens' auxiliary was organized. In 1948 the womens' auxiliary affiliated with the Women's League of Conservative Judaism, an international organization dedicated to the preservation of Jewish ideals and traditions. We now refer to ourselves as Adat Ari El's Sisterhood.

We have an active and vibrant Sisterhood with a membership of over 200 women. Our Sisterhood's creates fund-raising activities to support our synagogue's religious functions, Early Childhood Center, Day School, Religious School and Youth Department. We also support youth and adult education programs and for 49 years a weekly adult education program offering a selection of classes. Other important beneficiaries of our efforts include the state of Israel, the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the American Jewish University here in Los Angeles.

Our most successful fundraiser is California Kosher. We have sold over 65,000 copies worldwide! We thank you for helping us support our children, future rabbis and the state of Israel.