Statement of the Leadership Council of Conservative Judaism on Our Hopes for Peace and Safety in a Time of War

Posted on December 4, 2013

January 9, 2009/13 Tevet 5769 The Conservative/Masorti Movement supports the State of Israel, its government and military, in its current operations to protect the citizens of Israel’s southern region and offers our prayers and material assistance to its soldiers and their families. We lament Hamas’ unrelenting and finally intolerable barrage of rocket fire on Israel’s Continue Reading »

Purim Is In the Air at Women’s League!

Posted on October 23, 2013

Even though it’s not yet Thanksgivukkah, Purim is in the air at Women’s League! A new development project, SIMCHAT MEGILLAT ESTHER, will produce a beautiful Megillat Esther to be shared among the regions and sisterhoods as an incentive to study and address some of the story’s intriguing issues as well to revisit an ancient tale through Continue Reading »

MERCAZ Canada, MECAZ USA and Women’s League Announce Essay Contest

Posted on October 9, 2013

Theme of this year’s essay competition: Women in Zionism – Past and Present This year’s contest celebrates the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ordination of women as Conservative rabbis. Eligibility: Applicants must be 14-19 years of age and be members of a Conservative congregation. The scholarship will apply to any Conservative movement sponsored Israel program (taking Continue Reading »

Z’havah and Leadership Institutes

Posted on October 7, 2013

  Next Leadership Institute August 2 and 3, 2015 in Voorhees, New Jersey (outside Philadelphia) Endeavor · Discover · Dialogue  

Masorti Study Day in Jerusalem

Posted on July 2, 2013

More than 300 women participated in the 14th national Masorti Women’s Study Day on June 21 at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. The study days are a joint project of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, the Masorti Movement and the Schechter Institute. A highlight of this year’s program was a ceremony honoring Alice Shalvi’s many Continue Reading »

Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg

Posted on June 5, 2013

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is saddened by the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg earlier this week. Senator Lautenberg, who served the state of New Jersey with distinction, was a staunch advocate for Israel, Jews worldwide, the rights of women, and the protection of children and immigrants. We extend our condolences to the Lautenberg family Continue Reading »

Orpah’s List Selection for 2013 Announced

Posted on May 30, 2013

The Mothers by Jennifer Gilmore Scribner, 2013 After surviving cancer that had compromised her fertility, Jesse and her husband Ramon begin a frantic quest to adopt an infant. They enter the harrowing world of adoption agencies, intrusive questionnaires and manipulative biological mothers – a world in which they feel like participants in a house-of-mirrors beauty Continue Reading »

14th National Masorti Women’s Study Day in Jerusalem

Posted on May 8, 2013

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Schechter Institute and the Masorti movement present the 14th National Masorti Women’s Study Day in Jerusalem. An invitation to any members of Women’s League who will be in Israel on June 21. “Tamar put ashes on her head, ripped her royal dress, and walked in public” (Samuel 2:19) Friday, June Continue Reading »

A Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift for Loved Ones and Women in Need

Posted on April 16, 2013

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism has joined Jewish Women International (JWI) in making Mother’s Day special for some of the 35,000 women and children who will be spending this Mother’s Day in domestic violence shelters. Each of these survivors of violence needs and deserves our support, and we can make a difference for them while Continue Reading »

Contraceptive Access for All

Posted on April 16, 2013

Women’s League has joined with other faith-based organizations, representing millions of people of faith, on a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius to applaud the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury for seeking regulations “to provide women contraceptive coverage without cost sharing. Moreover, we urged Secretary Sibelius Continue Reading »