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Torah Fund

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), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam, Germany).

The Torah Fund campaign began in 1942 as a scholarship fund. In 1963, it merged with the Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall campaign that provided housing for undergraduate students. In time, the campaign identified needs and raised funds for specific projects, including:

  • Women’s League Educational Pavilion (Kripke Tower)
  • Women’s League Seminary Synagogue
  • Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall Renovations
  • Goldsmith Hall
  • Residence Hall at the American Jewish University
  • JTS Quadrangle
  • JTS Library Bookshelves
  • Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Garden

For the past several years, funds raised by Torah Fund have gone toward scholarships to all the schools. There are continuing opportunities for sisterhoods and individuals to provide support to all five institutions through Torah Fund. Resultantly, thousands of dedicated volunteers have contributed to the spiritual, aesthetic and material well being of these educational communities by supporting Torah Fund projects.

To donate to the Women’s League Torah Fund, click here.

THE TORAH FUND PIN 5783 (2022-2023)

Chazak v’Ematz 
Be Strong and Courageous




This pin symbolizes the story of the Israelites preparing to enter the Promised Land, when the leadership transitions from Moses to Joshua. The Israelites and Joshua are instructed to “be strong and courageous” (Deuteronomy 31:6, 7, 23; Joshua 1:6, 7, 9, 18). The 5783 Torah Fund pin represents 80 years of ever-increasing strength of Torah Fund. 

Torah Fund flyers for 2022-2023 Campaign

Everything you need to enhance your fundraising and exceed your campaign goal.

Click here for Torah Fund Flyer 5783 as pdf

Click here for Torah Fund Flyer 5783 as JPG


Chadashot Archives

Click HERE to view Chadashot: News from Torah Fund

Torah Fund Legacy Society + Materials

Have you taken the opportunity to give an estate gift to Torah Fund? To know that you will be able to help the next generation of Conservative/Masorti Rabbis and Cantors? And the generation after that? A Legacy charm is easily transferred to your new Torah Fund pin each year. For more information click HERE. 

To learn more contact Torah Fund Legacy Society Co-Chairs, Marcia Toppall and Cathy Swerdlow at torahfund@jtsa.edu.

Torah Fund Leadership


Region Torah Fund Vice Presidents 2021-2024

For more information, please visit jtsa.edu/torah-fund

Lisa Paule, Director of Torah Fund
The Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027