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Shabbat Message by Ellen Kaner Bresnick

Posted on December 10, 2019

Shabbat Message By Ellen Kaner Bresnick WLCJ Personnel Team and Search Committee Leader Many times, I have heard it said that, rather than focus on how old we might be turning on each birthday, we should be thankful that we are actually celebrating the birthday because, after all, “Look at what the alternative is.” This Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message By Carol Simon

Posted on December 3, 2019

Shabbat Message By Carol Simon Immediate Past WLCJ President This coming Shabbat, not only do we read about Jacob, but we will most likely be reading an article, or two, about December 7, Pearl Harbor Day. As President Roosevelt stated, “A day that will live in infamy.” For most of us, it is day that Continue Reading »

December Sisterhood Program Showcase

Posted on December 2, 2019

Event: Annual Holiday Cookie Project From: Sisterhood Agudas Achim in Austin, TX Concept: While most of the country has a holiday on Christmas Day, our emergency responders must be at their jobs all day. In order make their day a little brighter, our Sisterhood has been organizing cookie delivery to firemen, police stations, and hospitals Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Vayetze 5780

Posted on December 2, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism The following is a summary of the situations we read about in Parashat Vayetze: Jacob had a dream vision. Jacob established evening prayer. Jacob and Rachel met. Laban and Jacob created a marriage Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: “Happy Thanksgiving and Shabbat Shalom!”

Posted on November 26, 2019

The Rabbi Goes West is a documentary profile about Chaim Bruk, a Chabad Lubavitch rabbi, who goes to Montana to set up a Chasidic center. This film just debuted in Somerville, MA, and was the closing film of the Boston Jewish Film Festival. My husband and I attended the screening. Filmmaker Gerald Peary had wanted Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Toldot 5780 

Posted on November 25, 2019

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Parashat Toldot begins with Rebecca’s pregnancy with Jacob and Esau. Esau sold his birthright to Jacob in exchange for a bowl of lentil soup. Isaac goes to Gerar because of a famine. A dispute Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: “Two Communities – One People”

Posted on November 19, 2019

By Judi Dickstein Kenter  WLCJ Executive Committee In Parashat Chayyei Sarah, Eliezer is sent with gold and jewels and other valuables to give to the woman who will be the appropriate bride for Isaac. He finds the right woman, a woman who extends hospitality and graciousness to his animals, as well as to Eliezer. Yes, Continue Reading »

November 8 Shabbat Message

Posted on November 5, 2019

By Debra Green WLCJ Vice President “There is something good in everything bad.” These wise words were always spoken by my very sage mother when something unfortunate happened. Who could question her wisdom after all she has lived through? After all, she survived Nazi Germany, Kristallnacht November 8-9, 1938, the voyage of the St. Louis Continue Reading »

November Sisterhood Program Showcase

Posted on October 30, 2019

Project: DIGNITY Temple Israel in Charlotte, NC Project: DIGNITY was created to help women taking the first step to leave their abusive homes and bring about dignity. When women leave their abuser and seek shelter, most have only the clothes they are wearing. They arrive at the shelter for safety. They are need of security, Continue Reading »

Shabbat Message: “The Case of the Missing Mezuzah”

Posted on October 29, 2019

By Barbara Ezring WLCJ Education/Program Team Coordinator I’ve learned that, when it rains in Norfolk, Virginia, the street outside my building floods. The sidewalk and some of the grass disappear under the water. Once the rain subsides, the water recedes and the grass, sidewalk, and street reappear. I didn’t think I could imagine what Noah Continue Reading »