On January 12, 2010, at 5 p.m. Haiti (and its neighbor, the Dominican Republic) was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful to strike the Caribbean in 200 years. The quake’s epicenter was only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital with a population of about 1 million. Aftershocks as powerful as 5.9 Continue Reading »
In their ongoing efforts to link the Jews of the Diaspora to the people and land of Israel, MERCAZ USA, MERCAZ Canada, and Women’s League announce the opening of their biennial essay contest for teenagers. The winners receive scholarships for movement-sponsored trips and study programs in Israel. The contest will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Continue Reading »
CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism won two Rockower awards given by the American Jewish Press Association. Justice & Judaism: Community Organizing in the Conservative Movement by Daniel May and Peter Drier won second place for excellence in feature writing, and When It Doesn’t Work by Joanne Palmer won first place in the personal essay category.
More than 30 representatives from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs met for a Shabbaton at the Pearlstone Retreat Center outside Baltimore from March 6 to 8. The retreat was the brainchild of the presidents of the three lay organizations – United Synagogue’s Continue Reading »
The Women’s League annual meeting will be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden on Sunday, October 18, 2009. Following the meeting a mini-symposium will be dedicated to the environment. All Women’s League members are invited to both the meeting and symposium. The meeting will include a devar Torah by Rabbi Bradley Continue Reading »
Women’s League has become an active partner of Sharsheret, an organization linking young Jewish women in their fight against breast cancer. To begin, last winter several suggestions for programs to mark October as national breast cancer awareness month were sent out as pages for the Women’s League Sisterhood Planner. Now, Women’s League has become a Continue Reading »
Women’s League members joined Team Sharsheret for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, September 13, 2009 in New York City.
This is My Prayer – Va’ani Tefillati, March 1, 2009 This ground-breaking inter-denominational conference on Jewish women’s prayer was sponsored by Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Women of Reform Judaism, and the Abraham Joshua Heschel School, which hosted the event. The keynote address, “Jewish Women’s Prayers Continue Reading »
Jillian Riseman chose Ruth Handler for her National History Day entry by looking through the pages of the newest Women’s League publication, With Strength & Splendor: Jewish Women as Agents of Change. Jillian chose Handler after her mother Lisa Riseman, sisterhood president of Temple Beth Emunah, in Brockton, MA and a member of the Women’s Continue Reading »
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 cities and civilians. We pray Continue Reading »