Today is June 25, 2017 -
Our Region covers a large area stretching from the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, through Washington State and Oregon to the San Francisco area of Northern California.
Our Region presently includes 10 individual Sisterhoods that each hold their own programming during the year. We also have individual members who do not have a nearby Sisterhood community but want to stay connected with our Conservative Jewish community.
The Region and International Women’s League offer support through a bi-weekly newsletter, on-line Distance Workshops, in-person training programs and a wealth of information on the internet.
We usually meet twice a year in order to allow us face-to-face time to build our connections, make new friends and re-energize ourselves and our Sisterhoods! This year we held a Workshop with Marilyn Berkowitz as our trainer on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Congregation Sinai in San Jose. It was followed by our Fall Board meeting on Monday, December 12th.
We held an Education Day on March 26, 2017, using an on-line format so that our members were able to gather with their local Sisterhood members and participate. It was led by Lisa Kogen, who is the National Director of Education for Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and was titled “From Yentl to Barbra – Jewish Women: A Timeline of Success“. A recording of the session can be accessed by visiting https://vimeo.com/210441667.
We are excited to be sending representatives to the Trienniel International Convention being held in Crystal City, VA, July 23 – 26, 2017.
As members of the International Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, we support Torah Fund, an organization that raises funds to support the Conservative Jewish Seminaries in New York, Los Angeles, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, and now in Germany. Torah Fund is essential for the education of our Rabbis, Cantors, and Jewish Educators. We also support Mercaz, and have opened communication pathways with our Masorti (Israeli) sisters to share information and provide support.