WTS Events

Upcoming Events



Join WTS Birding at Middle Harbor Shoreline
Sunday, February 25, 9:30 am to noon

See an amazing array of birds in a surprising place — a shoreline oasis in the midst of the Port of Oakland. Join WTS member Ilana DeBare and Golden Gate Audubon Society field trip leader Maureen Lahiff to discover the birds of Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, located at 2777 Middle Harbor Road at the end of 7th Street.

This is a great trip for beginners as well as experienced birders, with lots of easily visible shorebirds and ducks. Bring binoculars if you have them. We will also have some binoculars available to borrow: email Ilana at [email protected] if you need a pair. 

Meet near the mast of the USS Oakland in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m.. We will be walking on level, paved paths, with some travel on sandy areas. Bring layers of clothing and drinking water. There are restrooms near the parking area and at the observation tower on the railroad mole. The trip will be cancelled if it’s raining. 

For more information, please visit the Port of Oakland website.
Map for the USS Oakland mast at Middle Harbor














Coffee, Tea, and Theater!

Please join the newly formed Theater Group of Women of Temple Sinai on Sunday, March 18th for a fun-filled late afternoon play called “Iron Shoes” at the Shotgun Theater in Berkeley (1901 Ashby Ave). It is a contemporary neo-feminist folk opera brimming with humor. A modern woman encounters three innocent girls, each suffering with monstrous cruelties. She tries to understand their stories, but also tried to control them.

The show starts at 5pm and tickets are $37 each. If we can get 15 people (invite your friends), we will be able to take advantage of a $3 discount and will use the money as a fundraiser. Prior to the show, if you are interested, we will meet at 3:30pm at Lemat Ethiopian Restaurant, 3212 Adeline St., and experience a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. It is walking distance to the theater. Please email Susan Edelman [email protected] asap (first round tickets will be purchased mid February) and she will provide her address for mailing the check. (Checks should be made out to Susan) or she also has a Venmo account, if that is preferable.

See you at the theater!

Monthly Meetings

Second Wednesday of Each Month 
6:15pm for coffee and shmoozing
6:30pm for meeting

All women are invited to attend monthly meetings to gain an understanding of our organization, contribute their ideas and get to know other women. Held in at Temple Sinai, meetings largely focus on planning future events and critical issues activities, reports from the board and related business. However, some meetings also include special activities and/or speakers.  Please contact Barbara Barza for more information. 

WTS Book Clubs 
Daytime Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:15pm in the Temple Sinai Library.  Click here to read the book list for 2017, and please contact Susan Levy if you have any questions or need further information. 
Evening Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at a private home.  Please contact Zell Nathanson for more information. Please check monthly Bulletin and weekly Temple emails for program updates.  Contact Barbara Barza for further information.

Temple Sinai Photo Gallery