Weekly Words of Torah

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayigash

Posted on December 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 Parashat Vayigash is the story of the great reveal – Joseph tells his brothers he is alive and well, and the brothers reconcile. The bratty little brother who used to tell his other Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Miketz

Posted on December 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 This Shabbat is a very exciting Shabbat, since it is not only Chanukah, but it is also Rosh Chodesh, the new month of Tevet. Therefore, there will be three Sifrei Torah – one Continue Reading »

WWOT – Weekly Words of Torah: Parashat Vayeshev

Posted on November 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 Our Torah portion this week, Parashat Vayeshev, teaches a life lesson for parents, teachers, and leaders – do not have favorites, because that will lead to jealousy. When a parent makes it obvious, 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 »

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 »