Today is August 27, 2014 /
July 17-20, 2014
Whippany, New Jersey
For the first time, members of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism will gather for an international convention during the summer and over Shabbat. As in years past, they will enjoy four days of outstanding speakers and leading scholars, inspiring services, valuable workshops, in-depth training and leadership development, region meetings and parties. All this, and an incomparable Shabbat experience with choices for services, study and relaxation.
Experience a true balancing of the sacred and the everyday!
Some of the outstanding programs:
Click here for a look at the Convention at a Glance.
Click here for costs and registration information.
Click here to register at the Hanover Marriott.
Click here to register for Creative Judaic Arts workshops at convention.
President: Carol S. Simon (Florida Region)
Vice Presidents: Meryl Balaban (Garden State Region), Marilyn Berkowitz (Pacific Southwest Region), Karen Block (North Atlantic Region), Ellen Kaner Bresnick (Seaboard Region), Barbara Ezring (Southern Region), Reva Gershon Lowy (MetroNorth Region), Debbi Kaner Goldich (MidAtlantic Region), Anne Nicolson (North by Northwest Region), Renee Ravich (Pacific Southwest Region), Illene Rubin (Mid-Atlantic Region), Randy Schwartz (IntraContinental Region), Anna Tractenberg (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Recording Secretary: Molly Chernofsky (BQLI Region)
Financial Secretary: Rusty Zackheim (International NorthEast Region)
Treasurer: Francine Abramoff (Florida Region)
The 2014 Convention Tikkun Olam Project
Bullying effects us all in one way or another. We unfortunately are acquainted with its perniciousness – either experiencing it personally or through family members, or indirectly, through the many unspeakable stories in the news. The scars from childhood bullying endure, often into adulthood, which can affect productivity, relationships and emotional stability.
The focus of bullies knows no bounds: from geographic, ethnic or religious diversity, sexual preference and social and economic disenfranchisement, to personal attributes such as physical disability or body type.
Silence and/or apathy, when individuals are being ridiculed, marginalized or openly persecuted, makes bystanders complicit. Conversely, when we are knowledgeable and proactive and speak out against bullying, we are engaged in tikkun olam.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is proud that we are devoting the 2014 Convention chesed project to increasing awareness and providing activities to combat bullying. Over the next few months you will be receiving information and suggested activities from a number of anti-bullying organizations that will be highlighted during convention.
Join us at the Sunday morning convention plenary devoted to bullying. A panel of experts in the field will discuss their work and offer programmatic suggestions for combating bullying that delegates can bring back to their home communities.
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