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Get Ready for #GivingTuesday!

Posted on November 14, 2017

#GivingTuesday is November 28! We hope that your continued support of Women’s League allows us to continue such innovative programs as Masorti Days of Study, sponsored by both Women’s League and the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. And, if you have participated in Days of Study, or any program through Women’s League or sisterhood, you can enter Giving Tuesday’s #MyGivingStory contest. Did Women’s League change Continue Reading »

Calling All Artists!

Posted on November 2, 2017

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 2018-2019/5779 edition! Since 2018 is our centennial year, Women’s League welcomes artwork from our community that complements this impressive milestone. One lucky winner will also be chosen as the Continue Reading »

To Forgive

Posted on September 26, 2017

Many years ago, when I taught Hebrew school, one of my favorite lessons to teach was the lesson about seeking forgiveness. To help young children understand, I would demonstrate by lightly tapping a doll or, in the very old days, a child’s arm. (I totally acknowledge that doing this today would be unacceptable.) So, I Continue Reading »

I Am a New Year

Posted on September 14, 2017

As we approach Selichot tomorrow evening, I would like to share my favorite reading. It was written by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins. It speaks to the chance we have to make the most of each day we are blessed with. We have the power to write on the pages of our lives, the stories we Continue Reading »

Personal Reflections from President Margie Miller

Posted on September 13, 2017

Finally a quote that defines me and my 9/11 journey. Maya Angelou — ‘I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.’ My story is unique, my story is not. Each of us, if we are privileged to age, face challenges, loss, illness, divorce, etc. etc. Life Continue Reading »

Human Trafficking

Posted on September 12, 2017

BACKGROUND As Jews, descendants of those who escaped from Egyptian bondage, we are committed to helping combat Human Trafficking, the modern-day slavery. Human trafficking is an abhorrent human rights violation and a form of exploitation, generating profits of US $150 billion worldwide. As of 2016, the International Labor Organization reports that 11.4 million women and girls Continue Reading »

July 21 Message

Posted on July 20, 2017

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Isaak Waton Shabbat Shalom! My bags are packed!  Standing at the door, waiting for my Uber! This journey has been a life changing experience! And connecting with all of you every Shabbat, well it has been interesting…messages sent from hotels, airports, from Israel, Cuba, Continue Reading »

Women’s League Announces New International Partnership with Sharsheret

Posted on March 21, 2017

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism announces a new international partnership with Sharsheret, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer “It is critical for Jewish women to work together to educate and empower one another,” said Sharsheret’s Director of National Outreach Melissa Continue Reading »

Human Trafficking Resolution for Review

Posted on March 16, 2017

Background As Jews, we remember the story of our escape from Egyptian bondage, and are now committed to helping combat slavery in all forms. And, since Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery, we must try to eradicate it. Human Trafficking is an abhorrent human rights violation, a profitable criminal activity and a form of exploitation. As of 2014, 11.4 million women Continue Reading »

Conservative Movement Condemns President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

Posted on January 29, 2017

NEW YORK – The Conservative/Masorti movement of Judaism as represented by its constituent organizations listed below has issued the following statement regarding the executive order President Donald Trump signed on Friday barring many refugees and immigrants from entering the United States: Deeply rooted in our tradition, faith, and values, we are a people of immigrants. Continue Reading »

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