Today is December 9, 2023 -
Women Ensuring Conservative/Masorti Jewish Education
Torah Fund supports scholarships and programs in the worldwide Conservative/ Masorti institutes of higher Jewish learning. The dedicated philanthropy of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Torah Fund has raised nearly $106 million in its 79 years.
More than 35 years ago women changed the Conservative Movement to become rabbis and cantors in synagogues, and over the years, our donors have had an important role in the perpetuity of Conservative Judaism.
For the past several years, funds raised by Torah Fund have gone toward scholarships to all the schools. There are continuing opportunities for sisterhoods and individuals to provide support to all four institutions through Torah Fund. Thousands of dedicated volunteers have contributed to the spiritual, esthetic and material well being of these educational communities by supporting Torah Fund projects.
Our 2022-2023 Torah Fund Chazak v’Ematz Campaign supports scholarships and programming at The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, Schechter Institutes of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, and Zacharias Frankel College in Potsdam. Help strengthen Jewish education and ensure the vibrancy of the Jewish people for decades to come, with your gift to Torah Fund.
For our Canadian supporters: Please make your check payable to Jewish Theological Society and send to 100 Elder Street • North York, Ontario, M3H 5G7. A Canadian tax receipt will be issued and sent to you. Thank you for your contribution.
Our special project, Creating New Spaces, will equally fund two important projects: A “Women’s League Study Space” in the new undergraduate Residence Hall at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a special course of training for rabbinical students at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, entitled “Women’s League Institute on Gender Bias and Harassment.” Our goal is to raise $200,000 that will be split equally between the two projects.
We continue to develop our Torah Fund Legacy Society, offering planned giving options for our members to give an after-lifetime gift to Torah Fund.
Send a greeting with ecards and support Torah Fund! Our familiar designs are available in this new format. Customize a card, and your recipient can receive it immediately or whenever you specify. Your transaction will be handled securely and efficiently, and revenue from the Torah Fund ecards benefits our Torah Fund general campaign. Make your gift more meaningful by using our ecards for every occasion!
For our Canadian and International donors: Ecard purchases can be made in a variety of currencies (based on your web browser). A U.S. tax receipt from The Jewish Theological Seminary on behalf of Torah Fund will be provided.
This pin symbolizes the story of the Israelites preparing to enter the Promised Land, when the leadership transitions from Moses to Joshua. The Israelites and Joshua are instructed to “be strong and courageous” (Deuteronomy 31:6, 7, 23; Joshua 1:6, 7, 9, 18). The 5783 Torah Fund pin represents 80 years of ever-increasing strength of Torah Fund.
For more information,
please visit www.jtsa.edu/torahfund.xml
Lisa Paule, Executive Director
The Jewish Theological Seminary
New York, NY 10027