Women’s League @ 100

Oh My Mama: The Script as Teaching Tool

Posted on May 4, 2017

by Lisa Kogen, Women’s League Director of Education and Programming Dear Abby: Since I was a child, I’ve wanted to be a performer. My mother says that since I am not beautiful, I will never make it. To be blunt, with my nose, I’d have to make a career of playing Cyrano …on principle, I want to Continue Reading »

Right Makes Rite

Posted on January 3, 2017

by Lisa Kogen, Women’s League Director of Education and Programming In a popular midrash, Moshe Rabbenu appears one day in the back of Rabbi Akiva’s classroom. Moshe asks a nearby student, “Who is that teacher, and what is he talking about?” The student responds: “It is Rabbi Akiva, teaching us the law of Moses.” Perplexed, Moses asks: Continue Reading »

The Jewish Home Beautiful – You Want Me to Do What?

Posted on August 19, 2016

by Lisa Kogen, Women’s League Director of Education and Programming If you were a guest at a Jewish bridal shower in 1960, there is a good chance you would have dined on finger sandwiches, Jello molds and fruit punch. The gifts for the bride might have included a pressure cooker, peignoir set, egg beater, and without Continue Reading »

Brick by Brick

Posted on April 9, 2016

by Lisa Kogen, Women’s League Director of Education and Programming We all know the story. On January 18, 1918, the diminutive, but commanding, Mathilde Schechter stood before a gathering of 100-plus women and called for the establishment of a national women’s organization of the United Synagogue of America. Every year on the Shabbat nearest to that date Continue Reading »

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