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WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Pinchas

Posted on July 2, 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 people think of Parashat Pinchas, this week’s Torah Reading, perhaps one might think of the overzealous man named Pinchas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, who killed an Israelites and Continue Reading »

Calling All Creatives!

Posted on June 25, 2018

After the popularity of our 2018-2019/5779 Calendar Diary, WLCJ is seeking submissions for our 2019-2020/5780 edition! Women’s League welcomes artwork from our community based around Jewish, Hebrew, cultural, and holiday themes. One lucky winner will also be chosen as the cover art, though we will try to incorporate as many entries as we can. We Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Balak

Posted on June 25, 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 I am pretty sure everyone is very familiar with this week’s Torah Reading, Parashat Balak, since our Torah Fund pin and theme this year, “Mah Tovu,” originates from a verse in this week’s Torah Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Chukkat

Posted on June 18, 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 this week, Parashat Chukkat, discusses the process of purifying oneself from contamination by a corpse by using the ashes from a red heifer. This might all sound familiar, since this Continue Reading »

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 »