July 13 Message

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

Shabbat Shalom!

I am sure that you have heard that old adage, that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile!  Well, I believe it!

Smiles make two people feel good..the person smiling and the person receiving the smile!  Have you ever thought how a smile from a stranger, makes you feel, as you walk down the street, enter a store, get on a plane, or even walk into services on Shabbat morning.  More than likely, it is automatic!  Or we hope that it is!

Smiles are welcoming.  Smiles make strangers feel welcome.  Smiles are what encourage women to join our sisterhoods and be join our network of Conservative Jewish women.  Next week, well actually in 10 days, those of us attending convention will be all smiles.  We will smile when we reconnect with our “sisters” that we have not seen in awhile..and we will smile as we introduce ourselves to all of our first time delegates.  

It is a very simple thing to do…and I know that we will all do it!  For those of you that will not be able to join us in person..you can smile with us anyway..at 6:00 PM on Sunday (that is east coast time) and then again on Wednesday morning at 10 AM…you can watch us all smiling at one another…our smiles are the easiest thing ti do, and they will have such meaning.

Wishing each of you a sweet, happy and peaceful Shabbat!


THE MASORTI WOMEN'S STUDY DAYS are four wonderful educational experiences that have drawn hundreds women from Europe, Central and South America, the USA and Canada, Russia and Israel. Lectures have been presented by some of the most gifted teachers in Israel; languages have included Hebrew, English, Russian and Spanish.

Before Covid, the only way to participate in this special learning was to be in Israel. This year, anyone from anywhere can attend via computer!

#Giving Tuesday is when most of the funding for The Masorti Women’s Day of Study is raised. This year, #GivingTuesday is December 1, 2020. Please be generous!