Today is November 21, 2017 -
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 10 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 order to allow us face-to-face 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.
We held our Fall Board and “retreat” meeting on October 22-23, 2017 at a hotel in SeaTac, WA, near the airport. That Sunday a WLCJ Consultant, Toby Maser, joined us to share information that supports our sisterhoods and our relations with our synagogues. And do not forget that part of what brings us together is friendship and fun! We had a lovely dinner at a Kosher Indian restaurant on Sunday (see the photo below this message), and after our meeting ended, we had party time! On Monday, we held a business meeting that focused on planning for our up-coming Spring Conference that will be held in Portland OR. Save the date for April 22-24! Let me know if you would like to serve on the planning committee.
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 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.
North by Northwest Region, WLCJ