“Any time women come together with a collective
intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether its sitting
down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal,
in a club reading the same book, or around the table
playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when
women come together with a collective intention,
When I first read this quotation, I did a double take. I was sure a Sisterhood member had written it. Just to make sure, I consulted with my friend, Mr. Google, and he confirmed that Phylicia Rashad was not and never has been a member of Sisterhood or CGLR. I wish she had been. With her attitude, she would have fit right in. She has our Region pegged. She identified some of the activities – and the magic we create – when we are working for Central Great Lakes Region!
We are a group of women who share common values, goals, and interests. We support each other and network with each other, while developing friendships and having fun. Yes – you heard me – fun! Central Great Lakes Region (CGLR) has fun while we network to engage, enrich and empower Conservative Jewish women!
We are also an integral part of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ), which is an active arm of the worldwide Conservative/ Masorti movement. CGLR was formed in 2008 by joining Central, Michigan, and KIPOT Branches/Regions. We are seven states – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. We are very proud of our 32 Sisterhoods!
Our mission is to serve as a connection between Women’s League and its affiliates/members, and to provide services which strengthen the Sisterhoods. CGLR and WLCJ helps our member groups succeed by providing training, seminars, support services, and problem solving strategies.
Because we are so spread out, we rely on technology as one of our primary forms of communication. Meetings are conducted on Zoom and Face Time, which gives us opportunities to be face to face with each other from the comfort of our own homes. We maintain communication through our Facebook page and our newsletter, TheWAVE. In this way we stay connected with each other and Women’s League.
We reconnect in person with each other as often as possible – at Spring Conference, WLCJ Convention (we ARE the raucous Region) and other CGLR events. We are a Region of involved, dedicated, and committed Sisterhood women who create a caring and warm community. We hope that you will check us out and choose to make magic with us!
• was founded by Mathilde Schechter in 1918
• is part of the worldwide Conservative/ Masorti movement
• provides services to 600 affiliated women's groups in
synagogues across North America
• links the 100,000 women in 13 regions with groups
in Israel, Great Britain and South America
WE ARE ONE OF THOSE REGIONS!
OUR MISSION (in collaboration and coordination with WLCJ):
• is to serve as a connection between Women’s
League and its affiliates
• is to provide services to strengthen Sisterhoods
• is to help our member groups succeed
• is to provide training, seminars, support services,
and networking opportunities
• is to provide programs that promote religious, cultural,
and social ideals of Judaism into the lives and homes
• is to encourage involvement and participation in
CONVENTION 2020 IS BEING PLANNED
July 12 – 15, 2020 Chicago, IL
This will be one of the BEST experiences of your life! Re/connect with old friends and make new ones! Become engaged, enriched and empowered!