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On Beginning a New Year with the Future in Mind

Posted on November 20, 2018

By Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro During the month of Elul, just prior to the High Holy Days, we spend extra time thinking about our goals, hopes and dreams. Around that same time in 2018, my day began with a devastating phone call. One of my dear colleagues had suffered a heart attack and died. He was not Continue Reading »

In Their Own Words: Social Action

Posted on November 20, 2018

We’ve decided to do something a bit different for our last issue of 2018. To honor one hundred years of Women’s League – and one hundred years more – New Outlook will spotlight exceptional sisterhoods, communities, and individuals who have made a difference in their world. Whether running a clothing drive or serving meals to Continue Reading »

Footprints on the Sands of Time

Posted on November 20, 2018

By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields Among the sweeping changes we’ve implemented in our centennial year, we are honored to welcome Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields as our new Executive Director. Here, Rabbi Wolintz-Fields offers her own reflections on this momentous transition. People have often asked me, “When and why did you know you wanted to be Continue Reading »

From Saskatoon to Lagos and Onward

Posted on November 20, 2018

By Ardis Wexler In October 2016, on a visit to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, I was informed that the Shir Chadash Synagogue had a problem: Sixty-six chumashim were being replaced, and a solution was needed to prevent them from being buried, according to Jewish tradition. Board member Mary Melnychuk explained that, without finding a new home Continue Reading »

A Note from the President

Posted on November 20, 2018

By Margie Miller We learn at a very early age that we need both elements of “words” and “action” to complete blessings and mitzvot. Neither on its own is enough. In this issue of New Outlook, Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, the President of the Cantor’s Assembly, challenges us to consider what our personal growth and transformation Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayishlach

Posted on November 19, 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 portion this week, Parashat Vayishlach, begins with the tense meeting of estranged twin brothers Jacob and Esau and culminates with their eventual reconciliation. For many families gathered around the Thanksgiving table, Continue Reading »

WWOT: Weekly Words of Torah – Parashat Vayetze

Posted on November 12, 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 scenes that commence this week’s Torah reading, Parashat Vayetze, create a magnificent image in Jacob’s dream of a ladder, with angels ascending and descending. The dream continues when God appears to Jacob Continue Reading »

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 »