Achot - such a simple word. Achot means sister. It is in the singular form in Hebrew. You may be asking why we are using the singular, when the sisterhood is a plurality.
The singular is to show how we need each and every woman that is associated with the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations to join us to make the plurality happen. Achot conveys love, caring and strength. The women of the Union will seek to embody these characteristics. As a sisterhood, we will act in unison to help enhance our love of Torah, and our witness to the world of the power and love of Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel.
Our sisterhood will provide an arena where the women of the UMJC will be able to create stronger bonds with one another and encourage each other in our strengths. It will also provide an opportunity for women of all ages to participate in an edifying and fulfilling role in the Union.
Achot will offer an ongoing menu of educational forums, discussion groups and a national/international tzedakah project. Through these we hope to not only strengthen the individual, but the congregational sisterhoods of the Union as well.