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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 »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Shelakh Lekha 5779

Posted on June 24, 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 Parsahat Shelakh Lekha, our Torah reading this week, is the official Torah reading of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The image of two people holding bunches of grapes is often used as the Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Beha’alotekha 5779

Posted on June 17, 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 This week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Beha’alotekha, begins with a description of the menorah, which the Priests handled twice a day. The instructions on how to light and place the menorah were given. The Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Naso 5779

Posted on June 11, 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 This week’s Torah reading, Parashat Naso, is the longest Torah portion in the entire full Torah reading cycle (as opposed to the triennial cycle of reading.) The Priestly Blessing, the Birkat Kohanim, is found Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Bamidbar 5779

Posted on June 3, 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 This week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Bamidbar, discusses the arrangement and order in which the tribes camped and marched while wandering in the desert. A census is conducted, and the final count of those Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Bechukotai

Posted on May 28, 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 This week, with the Torah reading of Parashat Bechukotai, we complete the reading of Sefer Vayikra, the book of Leviticus. Parashat Bechukotai, which means “my laws,” commences with a promise and a curse. If Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Behar

Posted on May 20, 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 This week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Behar, includes Moses telling the Israelites about laws that will come into effect once they enter the land of Israel. For six years, the people are permitted to Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Emor

Posted on May 13, 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 Our Torah reading this week, Parashat Emor, is an elaboration on the second name of the book of Leviticus, Torat Kohanim, the Priestly Manual, for, in this Torah portion, God tells Moses to Continue Reading »