Shabbat Message: “Beating Mother Nature”

Posted on October 8, 2019

By Margie Miller, WLCJ President The most frustrating part of Sukkot has to do with the weather. No one wants to eat in a rainy Sukkah and no one likes to see all the beautiful handmade decorations get ruined. I have found a way to beat Mother Nature. My synagogue sukkah, which I coordinate and Continue Reading »

2019-2020 Online Courses at JTS!

Posted on October 7, 2019

Join JTS faculty for live online mini-courses offered throughout the year. Encounter compelling scholarship that brings Jewish text and wisdom to bear on contemporary life – from home on your computer!   Cost: $60 per 3-session course, $80 per 4-session course, $100 per 6-session course. All sessions take place from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET Recordings Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: Count Your Blessings

Posted on October 2, 2019

By Sandy Berenbaum Consulting Services Chair, Services to Sisterhood Team Lead, WLCJ “Always keep your head up, because if it’s down you won’t be able to see the blessings that have been placed in your life.” – Anonymous Yom Kippur is a time of refection and introspection, a time for forgiveness and repentance.  It is Continue Reading »

Our Giving Tuesday 2019 Guide!

Posted on September 25, 2019

Every year, Women’s League is proud to be an official partner organization in Giving Tuesday. On December 3, 2019, Women’s League, our members, and our sisterhoods, will join the movement once again to raise funds for Masorti Women’s Study Day, our annual sponsored Israel program with Masorti and the Schechter Institutes in Jerusalem. Hundreds of Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: “5780 – A Year of Action”

Posted on September 24, 2019

By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields Executive Director, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Our new year, תשײפ in Hebrew, 5780, begins a new decade in the Hebrew Calendar. This new year could be an acronym for a Hebrew sentence – תהיה שנה פעילה, Tehyeh Shana Peilah, May this be a year of action.  This should be a Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: “Chai Anniversary of 9/11”

Posted on September 10, 2019

By Margie Miller WLCJ President The older we get, time seems to just fly by. In the blink of an eye, our children are grown. In a quick moment, we become our family’s elder statesmen. We shake our heads in disbelief as time passes. This week is the 18th anniversary of the events of 9/11. Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: “A Presence Felt Every Day”

Posted on August 27, 2019

By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields WLCJ Executive Director “As a drop of water in the sea, as a grain of sand on the shore are our few days in eternity. The good things in life last for a short time, but a good name endures forever.” – Adapted from Ben Sira.  Ben Sira also teaches a Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: “My Journey”

Posted on July 8, 2019

By Sue Taffet WLCJ Vice President and Past Region President When I undertook the responsibilities of the position of Region President, I compared it to a journey that we in the region were all taking together, for the good of all the women in our various local sisterhoods and communities. That we would travel together Continue Reading »

Calling All Artists!

Posted on June 26, 2019

Our annual Calendar Diary has proven to be extremely popular, and we’re already looking forward to next year. With that in mind, WLCJ is seeking Artist Submissions for our 2020-2021/5781 edition!   Women’s League welcomes artwork from our community based around Jewish, Hebrew, cultural, and holiday themes. Although the theme for this year’s calendar is B’yachad(Together), the artwork Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: “Women and Tzitzit: An Ongoing Tale of Freedom-Seeking”

Posted on June 25, 2019

By Barbara Levin, MD, MPH, WLCJ Personal Conversations Chair At the very end of this week’s Torah reading, Shelakh Lekha, God provides the Israelites a small token of reconciliation after the stormy story of the spies and the failed efforts to go to the Promised Land. In Numbers 15: 37-15:41, Moses is told to command the people to Continue Reading »