Judaism has a rich tradition of study. To us, the people of the book, knowledge is considered wealth. It is considered an act of tzdakah to give knowledge to others. Our liturgy teaches us “Lilmod-to learn, l’lamed-to teach, and la’asot-to do.”
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, appropriately, is a sponsor of the America Reads Challenge, an initiative established by the United States Department of Education to insure that every child can read independently by the end of the third grade. This is vital for their success in becoming more productive citizens in the future.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges its members to sponsor and participate in local programs that promote literacy by: