Cory Schneider Reflects on the World Zionist Congress

Posted on June 23, 2010

I have just returned from a fascinating week as part of the Mercaz delegation to the 36th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. There were 758 delegates from the Knesset, the world’s Jewish communities and international Jewish organizations, plus alternates and observers. Between the delegates (74), alternates and observers, we were a group of over 130 Continue Reading »

Masorti Women’s Study Day in Israel, June 18, 2010

Posted on May 13, 2010

The national Masorti Women’s Study Day, June 18, is more than just a day of classes. It is a happening, with women from all over Israel, ages 16-86, coming to the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem and participating in engaging classes taught in English, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew. This annual event, created by the women of Continue Reading »

In Time for Mothers Day: Honor Your Mother and Support the Kol Ishah Society

Posted on April 23, 2010

Honor your mother (or aunt, grandmother, granddaughter, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, or other special woman in your life) this Mothers Day with a gift that supports Women’s League for Conservative Judaism’s ongoing efforts to ensure that women flourish as educated and committed Conservative/Masorti Jews. Honor her with a donation to the Women’s League Kol Ishah Society! Continue Reading »

Another Successful Year for Masorti Women’s Study Days

Posted on March 10, 2010

March 2010 – This year, more than 440 people confronted head-on the issue of teenage drinking in Israel, during Masorti Women Study Days, sponsored by Women’s League throughout Israel. The Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority led the workshops in Hebrew, English, Spanish, and Russian, at study days in the north and south of the country. According Continue Reading »

Books for 11,000 Baltimore School Children

Posted on March 8, 2010

Jews have been known as the “people of the book” for generations. It is a name we wear with pride. Its consequence is continuity, its legacy imagination. For generations, Jews also have affirmed a commitment to the mitzvah of tzedakah. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism will be linking these twin Jewish values of study and Continue Reading »

Relief Fund for Haiti

Posted on March 1, 2010

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 »

Announcing the Mercaz/Women’s League Essay Contest

Posted on March 1, 2010

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 Wins Two Rockower Awards

Posted on March 1, 2010

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.

A Resounding Success: Conservative Movement Lay Leadership Groups Pursue Common Goals and Interests at Retreat

Posted on March 1, 2010

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 »

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Schedules Annual Meeting and Mini-Symposium on the Environment

Posted on October 18, 2009

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 »