Every woman has the opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism through active giving to the Torah Fund Campaign
of Women's League in support of The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA) and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem).
The Torah Fund campaign was first launched in 1942 as a scholarship fund. In 1963, it combined with the Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall campaign that provided housing for undergraduate students. Since then, Torah Fund has been a vital source of support for JTS and its students, raising more than 66 million dollars. Thousands of dedicated volunteers have contributed to the spiritual, esthetic and material well being of the JTS community by supporting Torah Fund projects.
Torah Fund Major Gifts
- Scholarship to Secure our Future
- Keter Kavod (Crown of Honor)
- Women's League Seminary Synagogue
- Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall
- Goldsmith Hall
- JTS Quad
- Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Garden
- Library Bookshelves
- Residence Hall at the American Jewish University
Torah Fund Pin for 5774 (2013-2014)
Not for nothing does the Torah begin with stories about families. The family in Judaism holds a central place, from the first family beginning with Adam and Eve through our own. Indeed the Amidah prayer invokes our relationship to those first Jewish families, praising the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, as a reminder that our connection as a community roots back to the fact that we are all – the entire Jewish people – one big family.
In choosing Mishpachah as the theme for the 5774 Torah Fund pin, as well as for the Women’s League focus for 5774, we are acknowledging both the sanctity that comes with being one big family and the complexity of our families and relationships. Today, there is no one kind of Jewish family. Our families are diverse and this pin, reflecting that diversity, is something to be worn proudly by women in all stages and kinds of family life: married, single, divorced, widowed, gay, straight, mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters. And as we support the programs of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, we proclaim that we as women in all walks of life are proudly shaping the future of the big, three-thousand year old Jewish family.
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Torah Fund and eBay
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Women’s League Educational Pavilion
Located in the newly renovated Kripke Tower, this state-of-the-art facility provides students and faculty with the latest educational, technological capabilities.
Women’s Zodiac Murals by Avner Moriah
To adorn the Women’s League Educational Pavilion, noted Jerusalem artist Avner Moriah chose to focus on women who had initiated events in Jewish history. He matched women from the Torah and midrash to months in the calendar and a zodiac sign. “Since the pavilion would be dedicated to the education of independent-minded Jewish women, I chose those women who embody contemporary, feminist characteristics.”