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WLCJ takes on the United Nations!

Posted on November 7, 2018

by Lori Snow, President, Mid-Atlantic Region with contributions from Anise Parnes and Teresa Samtur   On October 23, 2018, 50 women from the Women’s League BQLI, MetroNorth, Garden State, and Mid-Atlantic Regions, including Margie Miller, WLCJ International President and Rabbi Ellen Wolintz-Fields, WLCJ Executive Director, arrived at the United Nations Headquarters (UN) to take a Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Toldot

Posted on November 5, 2018

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 reading, Parashat Toldot, always makes me think of lentil soup and sibling rivalry. It is the classic story of immediate gratification for two brothers who crave something that the other has. Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Chayyei Sarah

Posted on October 29, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism Although this week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Chayyei Sarah, means “the life of Sarah,” it does not discuss much about the life of Sarah; rather, it focuses on her death. The Torah reading begins Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayera

Posted on October 22, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism When Abraham argued with God in the hope that God would not destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, we could certainly see that Abraham was capable of showing that he could work Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Lekh Lekhah

Posted on October 15, 2018

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 Lekh Lekha is one of my favorite Torah Portions because it was the first Torah portion I ever learned when I began my studies at the Bialik School in Brooklyn, New York. Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Noach

Posted on October 9, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism When Uncle Joe and Aunt Roz come for your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, and they have an aliyah, you might tell them that they need to put on a tallit, and, because they have Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Bereishit

Posted on October 3, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism One of the hardest things for people to accept is responsibility for something bad. No matter what one’s age or gender is, one is not apt to jump up and take credit for Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Wisdom: Arba’ah Minim/Four Species

Posted on September 26, 2018

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 Arba’ah Minim or the Four Species — the etrog (citron), the lulav (from the date tree), the hadas (myrtle), and the aravah (willow) — which are used on Sukkot, are compared to Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Wisdom: Parashat Ha’azinu

Posted on September 17, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative JudaismThe Greek Philosopher Epicetus said, “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Yet, on Yom Kippur, there are so many in the litany Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayeilech

Posted on September 6, 2018

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, Parashat Vayeilech, states the following in Deuteronomy, Chapter 31, Verse 6: “Be strong, and resolute, be not in fear or in dread of them; for the Lord your God God’s self marches Continue Reading »