President’s Note

By Margie Miller

We are Conservative Jewish women. Most of us would think that, because we are a faith-based organization, our members have a strong sense of spirituality. What, exactly, does that mean? Any search engine will bring you to various definitions. One source quotes “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.” Another states, “In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for the meaning of life.”

In this New Outlook, our authors explore this concept in theory and in practice. “A Woman of Principle” highlights the amazing works of 92-year-old Professor Alice Shalvi, and her passionate work to obtain gender equality and education in Israel. Rabbi Lilly Kaufman inspires us with a piece on Chesed, our Torah Fund and WLCJ theme for this year. We have included a special preview of Convention 2020, so our members can learn more about this special event. Finally, Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz- Fields discusses our personal relationship with God in an article entitled “Conversations with God.” Once again, we hope these pieces will inspire each of us to bring God and faith into our everyday lives.

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