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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.

Torah Fund Pin for 5781-5782 (2020-2022)

The Torah Fund theme for 2020–2022 is B’Yachad, which means ‘Together’. This theme signifies the joy of sisterhood members working together year-round to make important contributions to the Jewish community through their volunteer efforts at synagogues across the United States and Canada. Our pride in being Jewish shows in everything we do. We are high achievers in our professional and personal lives, and we accomplish even more together! Each of us is one small nugget of gold, but together our small gifts reflect and refract the light inside us and help each other shine. Together, since 1942, the modest contributions of thousands of individuals to this grassroots fundraising effort called Torah Fund have helped to educate and train each generation of rabbis, cantors, scholars, educators, summer camp directors, chaplains, campus Jewish life staff, and committed lay leaders. These are the people who guide and teach, console and uplift our people, one soul at a time, whether in person or remotely, during these challenging times. We make this happen together. Join us!

Torah Fund flyers for 2021-2022 B’Yachad Campaign

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


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.

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