Services to Sisterhoods
LEARNING: Jewish study and ritual
Women’s League’s printed materials, learning/study opportunities, and initiatives promote Jewish knowledge.
- Divrei Hokhmah - Interactive mini-study units that are designed to begin meetings. Each session can be lead by anyone and should last no more than five to ten minutes.
- Mitzvah Yomit - A Mitzvah a Day: This extensive collection of materials can be used to introduce and encourage the observance of mitzvot. It is appropriate for a multi-session course or for a day-long activity.
- International Days of Study - Extensive modules for lay-led study on the five megillot (Esther, Ruth, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Kohelet) and Psalms.
- Etz Chayim He - Two-year adult education curriculum compiled by the Melton Research Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
- Guidelines for Rosh Chodesh Groups to help design and run a monthly study and celebration group.
LIVING: Crafts, books, celebrations
Programs, materials, directions, and formats that enhance Jewish life -- at home and within the community
- Seasonal Materials to Enhance Holiday and Home Celebrations - A selection of programs, educational materials, projects, and readings to augment a sisterhood program or for personal enrichment
- The Hiddur Mitzvah Project - Enhance the observance of mitzvot with family projects, study materials, and inspirational words
- Yom Yarok--Green Day - An environmental celebration for Tu B’Shevat
- For Book Lovers
- Orpah’s List - Every fall in honor of Jewish Book Month (November), the Women's League selects a work of fiction of interest to Jewish women and prepares a study guide and introduction by the author.
- BookMarks - a semi-annual publication listing new books of interest, interviews with authors. For individuals and book groups
- Scripts - Members of Women’s League have researched and written scripts on a variety of timely and provocative topics that can be used or adapted for sisterhood installations and programs.
SHARING: Social action/public policy/world affairs/Israel
Women’s League encourages and guides its members to be active and knowledgeable members of their communities—local and global—and to support those in need.
- Social Action and Community Service campaigns
- Get Out the Vote Campaign
- Guide to Writing Advocacy Letters
- Guide to Writing Women’s League Resolutions
LINKING: Strengthening sisterhoods
Women’s League provides publications and resources directly into the hands of the women who run their sisterhoods in several areas:
- Sisterhood Administration - Guides for publicity, administration, ways and means, membership, parliamentary procedure
- Education and Programming - Program planners for sisterhoods and for younger members, region and international programs, self-guided study materials, curricula, study days
- PrezNet - A listserve just for sisterhood presidents to discuss issues, share ideas, and help each other
- Judaica Shop Listserve - A moderated discussion of best practices, recommendations and support
- Distance Workshops - Conferences via phone and/or webinars that provide the same personalized attention that on-site training offers at no cost to members
News & Events
Women’s League Institute Siyyum
Join us on Monday, June 3, 2013, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm,
at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Study Session I (11:00 am- 12:20 pm): Chancellor Arnold Eisen
Lunch: 12:30 - 1:35 (Cost of lunch: $20 per person)
Study Session II (1:45 - 3:00 pm) Dr. Maud Kozodozy, (JTS, NYU) Between Torah and Maddah: Jews and Medicine in the Middle Ages.
RSVP to Lorraine Braun, 212-870-1260 Ext. 7166 or email@example.com click here
Convention 2012 Proceedings Now Available
14th National Masorti Women’s Study Day in Jerusalem
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Schechter Institute and the Masorti movement present the 14th National Masorti Women’s Study Day in Jerusalem to any members of Women's League who will be in Israel on June 21. click here
Come to Israel with Women's League
October 21 to November 3, 2013 - this is a trip you do not want to miss! Click below for more information. click here
Women's League joins with the leadership of Conservative Judaism in the United States in expressing a need for more effective gun control. We also ask for your signature on a petition issued by the JCPA expressing our community’s pain and resolve to enact comprehensive reform, including meaningful legislation to limit access to assault weapons and ensure access to quality mental health care for all who need it. click here