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 »
The more than 500 delegates who traveled to Detroit (actually, Dearborn) weren’t quite sure what to expect from the first Women’s League biennial convention in several decades to be held outside the Northeast. What they found was four days filled with exciting speakers, inspiring programming, and the camaraderie found at any Women’s League event. “The Continue Reading »
By Lisa Kogen With Strength and Splendor: Jewish Women as Agents of Change was unveiled at Convention 2008 to rave reviews. It is an extraordinary book highlighting extraordinary North American Jewish women from the past two centuries. Begun as Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The New World Balabuste, the Women’s League exhibit commemorating the 350th anniversary Continue Reading »
After considerable review and discussion, in the fall of 2008 the Leadership Council of Conservative Judaism (LCCJ) adopted principles of welcome and outreach to intermarried couples and their families. The LCCJ also established a keruv commission charged with developing materials to communicate the movement’s philosophy of welcoming. Members of the commission included rabbis and laypeople, Continue Reading »