Convention Day-by-Day

Sunday, July 23

9:30 AMRegistration opens
9:30 AMJudaica/Crafts Fair and Bid ‘n’ Buy open
12:30 PMSisterhood Presidents Meet & Greet
First Time Delegates Meet & Greet
Meetings for Region Presidents, Treasurers and Torah Fund Vice Presidents
2:00 PMOPENING PLENUM – Elections, State of the League
The Women’s League Centennial and Tribute to Past Women’s League Presidents
4:00 PMMinchah
Communications One on One  (make an appointment Sunday morning)
6: 00 PMINSTALLATION of the 2017-2020 Officers and Board of Directors
7:30 PMDINNER honoring the Officers & Board of Directors
10:00 PMRegion Parties  

Outgoing President Carol Simon with incoming President Margie Miller

Monday, July 24

7:00 AMTEFILLOT and study with Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson. Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro will be leading Hallel
8:30 AMBREAKFAST
Canadian Caucus
10:00 AMPLENARY: BIG BOLD STEPS – Looking forward to the next 100 years of Women’s League
12:15 PMTORAH FUND LUNCHEON – Ma Tovu:  How Good It Is to Celebrate 75 Years
2:45 PMALL  SISTERHOOD ALL THE TIME Part I
Workshops:

  • Communication-Innovative Marketing Tools
  • Creating a Caring Community (Mikvah)
  • Creating New Models for Sisterhoods
  • Judaica Shops
  • Membership
  • Programming-Everything I learned about programming I learned in kindergarten
  • Sisterhood/Synagogue Relations
Sisterhood Presidents: A special track designed just for presidents
Region Torah Fund Vice Presidents
Region Presidents
Tevye’s Daughters: Snapshots from the History of Jewish Women in America, Part I
Study with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Pamela Nadell (Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History, Chair Department of History, American University)
 4:00 PMALL  SISTERHOOD ALL THE TIME Part II
Workshops:

  • Communications-Using Social Media
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creating a Caring Community (Chevrah Kaddisha, shiva support)
  • Creating an Alternative Service
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Fundraising Share-athon
Sisterhood Presidents: A special track designed just for presidents
Torah Fund for Sisterhoods
Region Presidents
Tevye’s Daughters: Snapshots from the History of Jewish Women in America, Part II
Study with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Pamela Nadell
5:15 PMMinchah
Communications One on One  (make an appointment Sunday morning)
Creative Judaic Arts Open Studio
5:45 PMMeet JTS Chancellor Dr. Arnold Eisen and Ziegler Dean Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
6:30 PMDINNER honoring Region Presidents
8:00 PMPLENARY: A CENTURY OF CHANGE From the kitchen to the pulpit, how did Jewish women become their own best advocates?
An intimate conversation with Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner, Dr. Pamela Nadell and Rabbi Cheryl Peretz, moderated by Rabbi Abby Sosland
Tribute to Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner with the presentation of the Mathilde Schechter Award
10:00 PMReunions for region/branch presidents, WLCJNet, Women’s League Reads, Leadership Institute graduates

Tuesday,  JULY 25

7:15 AMTEFILLOT and study with Chancellor Arnold Eisen
8:30 AMBreakfast
9:30 AMALL ME ALL THE TIME Part I

  • Beyond Guilt: Mitzvah (obligations) and Lo Alecha (limits), with Dr. Joanne Crantz, Carolyn Eichberg, Leslie Kessler
  • Books and Authors
  • Putting your Heart into Mindfulness: Approaching Your Health Holistically, with Dr. Barbara Levin
  • Women’s Spirituality, with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt
  • Handcrafts studio: Project Wired Ribbon Kippah (pre-registration required)
  • Yoga (mats not provided)
Sisterhood Presidents: A special track designed just for presidents
Region Presidents
Tevye’s Daughters: Snapshots from the History of Jewish Women in America, Part III
Study with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Pamela Nadell
10:45 AMALL ME ALL THE TIME Part II

  • Books and Authors
  • Caregiving panel: with Dr. Joanne Crantz, Carolyn Eichberg, Leslie Kessler
  • Handcrafts studio: Project Mosaic Hamsa (pre-registration required)
  • Sisterhood Presidents: A special track designed just for presidents
  • Tevye’s Daughters: Snapshots from the History of Jewish Women in America, Part IV
    Study with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Pamela Nadell
  • Yoga (mats not provided)
NoonJEWELS IN THE CROWN LUNCHEON
1:45 PMPLENARY: NORTH AMERICAN JEWRY AND ISRAEL: Opinions, Attitudes and Concerns
A panel of young female analysts discuss settlements, the two state solution, Jerusalem, and religious pluralism
3:30 PMBOOK FAIR
Guest authors
Pam Jenoff:  The Orphan’s Tale
Betsy Lerner: The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir
Rabbi David Fine: Passionate Centrism: One Rabbi’s Judaism
Debra Band: Kabbalat Shabbat, The Grand Unification: Illuminations and Commentary
Meredith Jacobs: Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter: A No-Stress, No Rules Journal; and Just Between Us: Grandmother & Granddaughter: A No-Stress, No Rules Journal
Paula Shoyer: The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion (late 2017) and Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional & Contemporary Holiday Desserts
5:00 PMMinchah
Communications One on One  (make an appointment Sunday morning)
Creative Judaic Arts Open Studio
2017-2020 Consultants Meeting
5:30 PMSIYYUM after completing the year-long study of Eikhah
6:00 PMDINNER honoring the Convention Committee
8:00 PMHISTORY HOP – In celebration of the Women’s League centennial, a romp through 100 years of women’s history. Pick your favorite decade and dress the part!

Enjoy a look at a century of women’s clothing, make up, film, foods, medical practices, social life, crafts

Wednesday, July 26

7:15 AMTEFILLOT and study with Rabbi Cheryl Peretz
9:15 AMBreakfast
10:15 AMPLENARY: TAKING ACTION ON WOMEN’S HEALTH
Together with religious, medical and legal experts and in partnership with Jewish Women International, Sharsheret and Planned Parenthood, develop strategies and actions to protect and preserve long standing women’s health policies.
CONVENTION WRAP UP
 12:15-1:15 PM2017-2020 Board of Directors Meeting