Profile: A Lifelong Calling

Posted on January 25, 2018

What led Fernanda Tomchinsky-Galanternik, the first Brazilian woman ordained as a Rabbi at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano, to study there? “I decided to be a rabbi to be able to inspire others to study and live Jewishly.” Now 31 years old, she is “Latin America’s first female Rabbi,” according to the Times of Israel, leading Continue Reading »

Bringing Respect at the End of Life

Posted on May 4, 2017

You wouldn’t be surprised if your cardiologist did an EKG to examine your heart. But what if the doctor asked how you anticipated your death, or what you might want to share with others before you died? Those are the kinds of questions that Dr. Elizabeth Glazier asks of her elderly patients on a regular basis. Continue Reading »

In Praise of First Ladies

Posted on January 3, 2017

Myra Gutin had hoped the 2016 election would turn out differently than it did, but not for the reasons you might think. The author of The President’s Partner: The First Lady in the Twentieth Century and Barbara Bush: First Lady of Literacy was looking forward to observing the first First Gentleman in American history. As a Continue Reading »

Discovering the Incredible

Posted on August 19, 2016

Paula Apsell is particularly happy when her love of science and her love of Judaism come together. So one of her latest projects as Senior Executive Producer of PBS’s NOVA is making her very happy indeed. NOVA, the most popular science series on American television and online, has done many programs on archaeology, including archaeology Continue Reading »

What Makes Donna Run… and Jump, Shoot and Putt?

Posted on April 9, 2016

It’s not many of us who can say they know a president of a national sports organization. But for the members of the sisterhood of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, Donna Orender is just that. Donna has spent a lifetime navigating uncharted waters in the field of sports. But be-fore serving as president of the Women’s Continue Reading »

Women’s League Reads

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Join Women’s League Reads, a moderated on-line discussion group about books of interest to today’s Jewish women. Read the selected book, post comments and questions and then enjoy a special bonus conversation with the author or a scholar who can enhance our understanding of the book. Click here to read or listen to past conversations with authors.