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Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Korach

Posted on June 11, 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 Torah reading, Parashat Korach, might be a leader’s worst nightmare – the rabble rouser in the crowd. You know the type – the person who likes to stir the pot and Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

Posted on June 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 Shabbat, we read Parashat Shelach Lecha, which teaches many powerful lessons from an unfortunate situation. Moses sends out a spy from each tribe of Israel to scout out the Promised Land, Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Beha’alotekha

Posted on May 29, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women   By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields WLCJ Executive Director   In this week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Beha’alotekha, we read about Miriam being stricken with leprosy, in Hebrew called tzar’at, which in Biblical times was thought to be a punishment for speaking badly about someone, in Hebrew Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Naso

Posted on May 23, 2018

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields WLCJ Executive Director The latter part of this week’s Torah reading, Parashat Naso, the Torah describes at great length the offerings of the Nesi’im (Princes) on the day that the Mishkan, Tabernacle was sanctified. What is unusual about this section Continue Reading »

Weekly Words of Torah

Posted on May 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 This Shabbat, we begin the fourth Book of the Torah, the Book of Numbers, Sefer Bamidbar. Bamidbar means ‘in the desert or wilderness,’ so called because this book of the Torah is set in the Continue Reading »

Gun Control

Posted on May 10, 2018

This resolution was prepared with reference to the Rabbinical Assembly’s 2016 resolution. GUN CONTROL Background Gun violence is an acute public health and global concern, but the United States is a tragic outlier on this issue. America’s violent gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than those of 22 other high-income countries. Women are disproportionately Continue Reading »

MERCAZ/WLCJ Essay Contest: Win an Israel Scholarship!

Posted on March 8, 2018

Teens in Grades 7-12 hoping to go to Israel this summer can now enter the Mercaz-WLCJ Essay Contest! Write an essay about what Zionism means to you, and you could win a scholarship for up to $1000! Download the official rules and application here. Download the official flyer here. Right-click and save the JPEGs below Continue Reading »

Update from the United Nations

Posted on November 30, 2017

Women’s League is proud to have Florence Wolpoff, Sandy Koppell, and Lucy Becker representing us at the United Nations and, in honor of the UN’s historic decision to recognize Israel 70 years ago, joined a group of 10 that called on the Ambassador of Belgium, and another group of ten that called on the Deputy Permanent Continue Reading »

Get Ready for #GivingTuesday!

Posted on November 14, 2017

#GivingTuesday is November 28! We hope that your continued support of Women’s League allows us to continue such innovative programs as Masorti Days of Study, sponsored by both Women’s League and the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. And, if you have participated in Days of Study, or any program through Women’s League or sisterhood, you can enter Giving Tuesday’s #MyGivingStory contest. Did Women’s League change Continue Reading »

Calling All Artists!

Posted on November 2, 2017

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 2018-2019/5779 edition! Since 2018 is our centennial year, Women’s League welcomes artwork from our community that complements this impressive milestone. One lucky winner will also be chosen as the Continue Reading »

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