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Garden State Region

Women's League for Conservative Judaism


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Welcome to the Garden State Region of Women’s League website. Please read on to learn more how our region can accomplish great thing B’Yachad “together” , the theme of this year’s Torah Fund Campaign.  WLCJ is the largest synagogue-based women’s organization worldwide, founded in 1918 by Matilde Schechter.  The WLCJ network links over 100,000 women in 13 regions in the United States with groups in Israel, Europe and South America.

Our mission is to serve as a connection between Women’s League and it’s Sisterhood affiliates.  We provide services to strengthen every Sisterhood.  Our programs instill religious ideals of Conservative Judaism into the lives and homes of our members, emphasizing Jewish ethical teachings through programming, community projects and public policy.  We encourage involvement and participation in contemporary issues, on the local, national and international scene.

The Garden State Region is comprised of 30 Sisterhood in North and Central NJ.  We provide a virtual and live network for making friends, networking and perpetuating  Jewish Conservative Judaism through knowledge, engaging in Jewish life and supporting klal Israel.  

Our Region supports Mercaz and the 60+ Masorti Kehillot (congregations) and their sisterhoods in Israel. Donations to support Masorti Women’s Study Days allow 300-400 women in Israel to unite a few tim


es a year for a day of study, prayer, and social interaction. Programs are held in Hebrew, Russian, English, and Spanish sponsored by Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and the Schechter Institutes in Jerusalem.

We encourage you to donate  to the Torah Fund Campaign. The B’’Yachad Pin is a symbol and “more than jewelry.”, it’s a commitment to Jewry.  Supporting the Torah Fund campaign is  a commitment to help preserve, promote, and perpetuate Conservative/Masorti Judaism in the US and throughout the world. Funding benefits students at the Jewish Theological Seminary (NYC), the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles), the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires) and the Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam, Germany).  The B’Yachad pin is available at Guardian, Patron and higher levels and we encourage your generosity to perpetuate the goals for this year’s campaign.

Region programs for 5782 include

  • Coffee and Conversations – Monthly fun and interactive programming for the entire region.
  • Sunday, November 14 – Torah Fund Program featuring a student speaker from the Jewish Theological Seminary and the presentation of Sisterhood Torah Fund Award Certificates and recognition of our Benefactors
  • June, 22 – Garden State Region Spring Women of Achievement Dinner honoring women who are outstanding contributors to their Sisterhood Affiliates. This program 

    has attracted over 250 participants in 2019.

I encourage all of our Affiliates utilize our website and learn and become a part of Women’s Leagues Reads, Distance Workshops, Makom B’Yachad, Informative Webinars and so much more!  

 I look forward  visiting  you in the future.


Lynette Seader
Garden State Region-WLCJ




Dear Friends,
Earlier this month there was an emergency meeting of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism’s Board of Directors. The board voted unanimously to change Convention 2020 in Schaumburg, Illinois, to a virtual convention on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
The WLCJ bylaws state that an election of officers must take place at a Convention. However, in light of the challenges and uncertainties facing our members and our world with the Covid-19 virus, it was felt that it may not be safe and people will not be ready to congregate at an in-person event. Hence, the virtual Convention.
This decision was not taken lightly. We are now preparing a schedule for the day, which will include the election and installation of WLCJ's new administration, as stated in our bylaws. We will be sending out updates on the virtual convention in the coming weeks.
Please also know that anyone who has registered will get a full refund. All details will be announced shortly. 
We hope to see you virtually on July 12, 2020, if not before.
Margie Miller
International President
Women's League for Conservative Judaism


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