Today is June 25, 2017 -
The International Northeast Region of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism was formed in May, 2008 when the New York State Region, the Canadian Seaway Region, and the Montreal Women’s League Sisterhoods joined together to support their common goals.
Its purpose is to help its member groups succeed by providing training, management seminars, general trouble-shooting and problem solving as well as networking for Sisterhood leaders.
Periodic programs seek to instill the religious ideals of Judaism into the lives and homes of its members, emphasizing Jewish ethical teachings as they apply to individual and group life. The Region encourages involvement and participation in contemporary issues on the local, national, and international scene.
An active arm of the worldwide Conservative/Masorti Movement with close ties to The JTSA and the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, we support their programs through the Torah Fund Campaign.
Women’s League provides a complete program of involvement for the modern Jewish woman, her family, and her community.
I am looking forward to serving my term with enthusiasm and dedication, ever mindful of our mission: to strengthen and unite synagogue women’s groups, their members, and individual members, support them in mutual efforts to understand and perpetuate Conservative Judaism in the home, synagogue and community, and reinforce their bonds with Israel and with Jews worldwide.
In my experience sitting on the Board of Trustees and the Executive in my own synagogue, Shaare Zion Congregation in Montreal, I have had many passionate disagreements over how things should be done. But I have learned a few things in my journey as a synagogue volunteer, first and foremost that a synagogue cannot be all things to all people. We all have different opinions and compromise and mutual respect should be our watchwords.
Most importantly, instead of wondering why somebody didn’t do something about a certain issue, I realized I could be that somebody. And although I may disagree with their approach, I understand that the volunteers who make decisions about our congregations do so with sincerity, with no motive other than enhancing our community’s welfare.