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North by Northwest Region

Women's League for Conservative Judaism

Diana Sirkin, Webmaster
Phone: North by Northwest Region

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Women's League for Conservative Judaism

Welcome to our website for the North by Northwest Region of WLCJ. We are pleased you are checking us out!

Our NxNW Region covers a large area stretching from the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, through Washington State and Oregon to Northern California.

The Region presently includes 9 individual Sisterhoods that 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 Women’s League and our Conservative Jewish community.

The Region, along with the International Women’s League, offers support through a bi-weekly newsletter, messages to our members, on-line Distance Workshops, in-person training programs, a wealth of information on the internet, and even an on-line book club.

We usually gather twice a year, in the fall and spring, when we conduct region business and provide education for our “Sisters”. Of course this also allows time to build our connections, make new friends and re-energize ourselves and our Sisterhoods! In between, we take advantage of electronic technology to allow us to see each other during planning meetings.

As members of the International Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, we support Torah Fund, an arm of WLCJ that raises funds to support the Conservative Jewish Seminaries in New York, Los Angeles, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, and now in Potsdam, Germany. Torah Fund is essential for supporting the education of our Conservative Rabbis, Cantors and Jewish Educators. We also support Mercaz, and have opened communication pathways with our Masorti (Israeli) sisters to share information.

Jennifer Kalenscher
Region President
North by Northwest Region, WLCJ


What’s Been Happening in the NxNW Region
Tentatively scheduled upcoming events for NxNW Region available by Zoom. More information will follow as we get closer to these events. Dates are subject to change.
  • Sisterhoods in the Sukkah on September 26 at 7:00 PM
  • Fall Board Meeting with a special Education session for all Sisterhood members on Sunday November 7
  • NxNW Region Reads: Hope Valley by Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David on Sunday January 23rd, see a recording with the author WL Reads on 08-01-21
Spring Conference 2021 was wonderful. Colleen Paull in Edmonton has shared the links to the videos of the event. You are welcome to view them and use them in your Sisterhoods.
If you have past events or information to share from your sisterhood, please let us know. We can also share upcoming events that you would like to invite our NxNW members to join. Just send them to

NXNW Region Updates

Region Happenings!

Drinks in the Sukkah! Virtually together via Zoom on September 26, 2021

The next Fall Board for the NxNW Region will be held virtually on November 7-8, 2021. It will include interesting program information for everyone, including Jewish Genealogy. Stay tuned for more details.

Lighting Chanukah candles together via Zoom 11/29/21

NxNW Region book discussion on the WLCJ selection "Hope Valley", by author Haviva Ner David, on January 23, 2022.

NxNW Region Education Day is scheduled for 3/20/2022.

All information will be made available through our bi-weekly Constant-Contact "Isha L'isha", or contact our President, Jennifer Kalenscher-, for more details!



WLCJ is in the early stages of planning for the next convention, which is expected to be a hybrid of both virtual and in-person learning, as well as a time to celebrate!


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