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WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Metzora (Shabbat HaGadol)

Posted on April 8, 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 Shabbat, we read Parashat Metzora, and the Shabbat is called Shabbat HaGadol, the great Sabbath, the Sabbath immediately preceding Passover. According to tradition, the 10th of Nisan in the year of the Exodus was a Saturday. It was considered Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Passover/Yizkor

Posted on April 1, 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 Yizkor means “may (God) remember,” from the Hebrew root zachor. Originally, Yizkor was recited only on Yom Kippur. Its primary purpose was to honor the deceased by committing to giving tzedakah, or charity, in Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Tazria (Shabbat HaChodesh/Rosh Chodesh Nisan)

Posted on April 1, 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 Shabbat is a triple header. We read the Torah portion of Parashat Tazria, it is Rosh Chodesh Nisan, and we also refer to this Shabbat as Shabbat HaChodesh, one of the special Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Shemini (Shabbat Parah)

Posted on March 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 Our Torah reading this Shabbat is Parashat Shemini, and it is one of the special Shabbatot before Passover, called Shabbat Parah. The maftir reading for Shabbat Parah, taken from the book of Numbers Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Tzav

Posted on March 18, 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 Tzav, is called such, because the reading begins, “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Command (tzav) Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayikra (Shabbat Zachor)

Posted on March 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 we begin a new book of the Torah, Sefer Vayikra, the book of Leviticus, and we read the Torah reading by the same name, Parashat Vayikra. In addition, this Shabbat, we Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Pekudei

Posted on March 4, 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 Pekudei, concludes the book of Exodus, Sefer Shemot. Parashat Pekudei is an inventory of all that was used in the construction of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, the moveable Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Vayakhel (Shabbat Shekalim)

Posted on February 26, 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, we read Parashat Vayakhel; this week is also a special Shabbat called Shabbat Shekalim, the first of several special Shabbatot before Passover. The other special Shabbatot are Shabbat Zachor, Shabbat Parah, Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Ki Tissa

Posted on February 19, 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 Ki Tissa, illustrates what occurs when people get impatient, lose their faith, and need something visible to turn to for support – the story of the Golden Continue Reading »

18-Month Study of Mishnah Berakhot with WLCJ!

Posted on February 12, 2019

Looking for ways to immerse yourself in Jewish study and text? Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is excited to introduce a new program to enhance, enrich, and engage our Conservative Jewish Women in the 21st Century: Listen, Pray, Think: A Journey through Mishnah Berakhot, an 18-month study of the entire Tractate Masechet, of Mishnah Berakhot. This course will consist of Continue Reading »