Weekly Words of Torah: Chesed

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vayechi (Shabbat 1/11/2020)

Posted on January 6, 2020

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism In Parashat Vayechi, Jacob is dying, and Joseph promises to bury him in the Cave of Machpelah in Canaan and not in Egypt. Jacob calls in Joseph’s sons to bless them. Just as Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vayigash (Shabbat 1/4/20)

Posted on December 30, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parashat Vayigash begins with Judah pleading on behalf of his brothers, and Benjamin, and their father, Jacob. Joseph can no longer hide his identity and reveals himself to his brothers. They are surprised Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Miketz 5780

Posted on December 23, 2019

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Miketz 5780 – Rosh Chodesh Tevet – Chanukkah (Shabbat 12/28/19) To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parashat Miketz begins with Joseph interpreting Pharaoh’s two dreams and predicting a Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vayeshev 5780

Posted on December 16, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parashat Vayeshev shows that Jacob (Israel) did not learn from his own upbringing to not have favorites. Israel/Jacob plays favorites, and all know that his son Joseph holds that place in Jacob’s heart. Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vayishlach 5780

Posted on December 9, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parashat Vayishlach begins with Jacob preparing to meet his brother Esau after many years of not seeing each other. The night before the meeting, Jacob wrestles with a stranger, who changes his name Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Chayyei Sarah 5780

Posted on November 18, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parashat Chayyei Sarah, which means the life of Sarah, ironically begins with her death. Abraham buys a burial place for her, in Hebron, called, Ma’arat (the cave of) Machpelah. Abraham realizes it is Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Lekh Lekha 5780

Posted on November 4, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism The following topics are discussed in Parashat Lekh Lekha: God commanded Abram to leave his father’s home and go to Canaan; Abram’s relationship with his nephew Lot;  Abram went to Egypt because of famine Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vayera 5780

Posted on November 4, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism The following are some highlights found in Parashat Vayera: While recuperating after Abraham’s circumcision, Brit Milah, in last week’s Torah Reading, three angels, disguised as people, visit Abraham and predict that Abraham and Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Noach 5780

Posted on October 28, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parashat Noah, named for the protagonist of the Torah Reading, Noah, who was a righteous person for his generation, while the rest of humanity was corrupt, called hamas, and God decided to destroy Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Bereishit 5780

Posted on October 16, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism This Shabbat we read Parashat Bereishit, the very beginning of the Torah. In fact, if your synagogue reads a Triennial cycle, we now begin the first part of the Triennial cycle. God created Continue Reading »

#GivingTuesday - December 1st

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is proud to announce that this year our Masorti Women’s Study Days will be held in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice (z”l). Due to the coronavirus, this year’s Masorti Women’s Days of Study will be held virtually over Zoom, with a pertinent central theme of ‘trailblazers to inspire us at home and in the world through uncertain times. A range of subjects, chosen to reflect the ideas of our dedicated region planning committees, including a workshop by Rabbi Amy Levin to address the challenges of supplementing children’s Jewish education at home and “Creating a Family Haggadah” will be offered. Please consider donating to support this unique and exciting educational experience on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2021! You can donate online here, or send a check to the WLCJ office indicating that you are donating to the “Masorti Women’s Fund.” We look forward to seeing you there!