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MERCAZ Canada, MECAZ USA and Women’s League Announce Essay Contest

Posted on October 9, 2013

Theme of this year’s essay competition: Women in Zionism – Past and Present This year’s contest celebrates the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ordination of women as Conservative rabbis. Eligibility: Applicants must be 14-19 years of age and be members of a Conservative congregation. The scholarship will apply to any Conservative movement sponsored Israel program (taking Continue Reading »

Z’havah and Leadership Institutes

Posted on October 7, 2013

  Next Leadership Institute August 2 and 3, 2015 in Voorhees, New Jersey (outside Philadelphia) Endeavor · Discover · Dialogue  

Masorti Study Day in Jerusalem

Posted on July 2, 2013

More than 300 women participated in the 14th national Masorti Women’s Study Day on June 21 at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. The study days are a joint project of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, the Masorti Movement and the Schechter Institute. A highlight of this year’s program was a ceremony honoring Alice Shalvi’s many Continue Reading »

Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg

Posted on June 5, 2013

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is saddened by the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg earlier this week. Senator Lautenberg, who served the state of New Jersey with distinction, was a staunch advocate for Israel, Jews worldwide, the rights of women, and the protection of children and immigrants. We extend our condolences to the Lautenberg family Continue Reading »

Orpah’s List Selection for 2013 Announced

Posted on May 30, 2013

The Mothers by Jennifer Gilmore Scribner, 2013 After surviving cancer that had compromised her fertility, Jesse and her husband Ramon begin a frantic quest to adopt an infant. They enter the harrowing world of adoption agencies, intrusive questionnaires and manipulative biological mothers – a world in which they feel like participants in a house-of-mirrors beauty Continue Reading »

14th National Masorti Women’s Study Day in Jerusalem

Posted on May 8, 2013

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Schechter Institute and the Masorti movement present the 14th National Masorti Women’s Study Day in Jerusalem. An invitation to any members of Women’s League who will be in Israel on June 21. “Tamar put ashes on her head, ripped her royal dress, and walked in public” (Samuel 2:19) Friday, June Continue Reading »

A Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift for Loved Ones and Women in Need

Posted on April 16, 2013

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism has joined Jewish Women International (JWI) in making Mother’s Day special for some of the 35,000 women and children who will be spending this Mother’s Day in domestic violence shelters. Each of these survivors of violence needs and deserves our support, and we can make a difference for them while Continue Reading »

Contraceptive Access for All

Posted on April 16, 2013

Women’s League has joined with other faith-based organizations, representing millions of people of faith, on a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius to applaud the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury for seeking regulations “to provide women contraceptive coverage without cost sharing. Moreover, we urged Secretary Sibelius Continue Reading »

United Nations – Holocaust Programming

Posted on February 4, 2013

Sandy Koppell, Women’s League UN NGO There were four days of most remarkable programming at the United Nations commemorating the Holocaust in January 2013. This program, an annual event begun in 2006, encourages awareness and reminds the world of the threat that genocide poses. The UN also disseminates information internationally. This year’s theme was “Rescue Continue Reading »

Come to Israel With Women’s League

Posted on January 28, 2013

October 21 – November 3, 2013 You will see Israel from the north to the south, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy the cities, from Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus gems to Jerusalem’s historic treasures. Visit the colorful open air markets and the cutting edge art galleries. Meet with scholars, Masorti leaders, and Continue Reading »

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