Women’s League Convention 2017

A Bold New Outlook

July 23-26, 2017
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia

Convention Live Stream

Convention Day-by-Day

Meet the Next President

Meet the Convention Chair

Convention Ad Journal

Once again Women’s League will be producing an online, all virtual journal in conjunction with its Convention. It will be played many times during Convention and can be viewed online for months afterwards. We hope that you will help support Women’s League, honor its current and new leaders, and celebrate its upcoming Centennial with an ad in the journal. Please click here to help Women’s League continue to be the network for all Conservative Jewish women!

Convention Highlights

  • Celebrating the Women’s League Centennial
  • Installation of new officers
  • Jewels in the Crown luncheon honoring our sisterhoods
  • Culmination of the Eikhah Project, with a siyyum after a year of organization-wide study of the book of Lamentations.
    • Download Women’s League study material here.
    • Watch Class 1 with Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner
    • Watch Class 2 with Rabbi Cheryl Peretz
  • Traditional and alternative women-led services
  • Study with JTS Chancellor Dr. Arnold Eisen and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Dean, Ziegler School & Zecharias Frankel College
  • Judaica/Crafts Fair on Sunday. Vendors can register here.
  • Study track
  • Special sessions for sisterhood and region presidents
  • The Sisterhood Toolbox
  • Torah Fund Luncheon: Ma Tovu — How good it is to celebrate 75 years!
  • Personal enrichment
  • Books and authors
  • Creative Jewish Arts studio

Special Project: Mathilde’s Mentionables

For the past several conventions we have been immensely proud of our social action projects designed to help local communities. With Convention 2017, we are starting a particularly fitting project that hopefully will continue long past July. Called Mathilde’s Mentionables, in honor of our founder Mathilde Schechter, we will collect new and gently used undergarments for women in need.

How can you help?

We are very blessed not to have had to make decisions like whether to buy shoes for our children or underwear for ourselves.

We have begun Mathilde’s Mentionables in cooperation with the program Support the Girls. After convention our regions and sisterhoods will bring it to their local communities.  We will be collecting new and nearly new bras (used bras must be washed) of all sizes and types: nursing bras, training bras, mastectomy bras, sports bras, white bras, colored bras, etc.

  • Gather those bras that you wore only briefly because they did not fit well…
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to shop – many discount stores have great bras at terrific prices…
  • Ask your friends and neighbors to help…

You have three ways to bring them to convention:

  • Bring the bras yourself
  • Send them with someone who will be attending
  • Mail them to the Women’s League Office (475 Riverside Drive, Suite 820, NY, NY 10115)

The project will supply bras to women in need, homeless women, women in shelters, etc.  In cooperation with Support the Girls,  through your donations of new and nearly new bras we will be repairing one of the tears in the world.

Convention Day-by-Day


Area airports

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Free airport shuttle service to hotel (Shuttle Phone: 703.920.3230)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport – Washington Flyer ($45 one way, reservation required), Estimated taxi fare: $45
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – Super Shuttle ($51, reservation required), Estimated taxi fare: $90


  • The Crystal City station (Blue & Yellow Lines) is at the hotel.


  • Parking: $17 per day

Download the Sisterhood Presidents Booklet

Register for Convention here!

Judaica/Crafts Fair vendors register here

FJMC Shabbaton

Women’s League Convention delegates are invited to join the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs for their Shabbaton immediately preceding convention and the Cantors Concert Saturday evening. For information and to register, click here.