New World Affairs & Public Policy Blog from Women’s League

Posted on February 8, 2011

For decades, Women’s League has published Ba’Olam, a world affairs and public policy newsletter, first as a bimonthly mailing and most recently as an email message. In order to keep our members up-to-the-minute on those issues and events of interest to them in our ever-changing world, Ba’Olam will now be produced as a blog with Continue Reading »

Women’s League and Sharsheret Are Offering a Free Webinar

Posted on September 16, 2010

Women’s League is delighted to announce that it is joining Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and families facing breast cancer, for a FREE webinar on Wednesday evening, October 20, at 8:30 pm (EDT). This 30-minute webinar will be a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about Sharsheret’s free programs available to women Continue Reading »

Conservative Movement Condemns Ovadia Yosef’s Hateful Speech

Posted on September 6, 2010

This past May, the Rabbinical Assembly passed a resolution on civil discourse in our society. It calls for speaking out against demonizing rhetoric and calls upon leaders to “conduct themselves according to the highest standards of civility in all public discourse.” Calling for Palestinians “to perish” (see Haaretz) is unacceptable and intolerable in a civil Continue Reading »

Former President Selma Rapaport Pressman Passes Away

Posted on August 16, 2010

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism mourns the passing of its revered former president, Selma Rapaport Pressman. Serving as president from 1970 to 1974, she led the organization during a turbulent period in Jewish history, encouraging efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry and mobilizing women across the continent to demonstrate their solidarity and support of Israel Continue Reading »

Cory Schneider Reflects on the World Zionist Congress

Posted on June 23, 2010

I have just returned from a fascinating week as part of the Mercaz delegation to the 36th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. There were 758 delegates from the Knesset, the world’s Jewish communities and international Jewish organizations, plus alternates and observers. Between the delegates (74), alternates and observers, we were a group of over 130 Continue Reading »

Masorti Women’s Study Day in Israel, June 18, 2010

Posted on May 13, 2010

The national Masorti Women’s Study Day, June 18, is more than just a day of classes. It is a happening, with women from all over Israel, ages 16-86, coming to the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem and participating in engaging classes taught in English, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew. This annual event, created by the women of Continue Reading »

In Time for Mothers Day: Honor Your Mother and Support the Kol Ishah Society

Posted on April 23, 2010

Honor your mother (or aunt, grandmother, granddaughter, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, or other special woman in your life) this Mothers Day with a gift that supports Women’s League for Conservative Judaism’s ongoing efforts to ensure that women flourish as educated and committed Conservative/Masorti Jews. Honor her with a donation to the Women’s League Kol Ishah Society! Continue Reading »

Another Successful Year for Masorti Women’s Study Days

Posted on March 10, 2010

March 2010 – This year, more than 440 people confronted head-on the issue of teenage drinking in Israel, during Masorti Women Study Days, sponsored by Women’s League throughout Israel. The Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority led the workshops in Hebrew, English, Spanish, and Russian, at study days in the north and south of the country. According Continue Reading »

Books for 11,000 Baltimore School Children

Posted on March 8, 2010

Jews have been known as the “people of the book” for generations. It is a name we wear with pride. Its consequence is continuity, its legacy imagination. For generations, Jews also have affirmed a commitment to the mitzvah of tzedakah. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism will be linking these twin Jewish values of study and Continue Reading »

Relief Fund for Haiti

Posted on March 1, 2010

On January 12, 2010, at 5 p.m. Haiti (and its neighbor, the Dominican Republic) was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful to strike the Caribbean in 200 years. The quake’s epicenter was only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital with a population of about 1 million. Aftershocks as powerful as 5.9 Continue Reading »