This first place creative contest ribbon given out by the Temple Emanu-El sisterhood on October 15, 1974, was given to Helen Loeb for her knitting. In 1974, the president of the Temple Emanu-El WRJ/Sisterhood was Janie Rosenthal. The sisterhood has been involved with crafts since 1920 when a newly purchased organ was bought, they paid it off selling their own hand-made goods. This women’s society began back in 1886 at Temple Emanu-El. They state “Community service began with visits to the sick and needy as well as assistance to Jewish immigrants settling in Dallas.” While the Sisterhood isn’t meeting in person during the Coronavirus, they keep up with one another virtually, this includes wellness events, socials, and book clubs.

From the May Sebel Collection