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Garden State Region

Women's League for Conservative Judaism

Sheila Kaufman, Webmaster

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Welcome to the Garden State Region of Women’s League website. Please read on to learn more how our region can accomplish great thing B’Yachad “together” , the theme of this year’s Torah Fund Campaign.  WLCJ is the largest synagogue-based women’s organization worldwide, founded in 1918 by Matilde Schechter.  The WLCJ network links over 100,000 women in 13 regions in the United States with groups in Israel, Europe and South America.

Our mission is to serve as a connection between Women’s League and it’s Sisterhood affiliates.  We provide services to strengthen every Sisterhood.  Our programs instill religious ideals of Conservative Judaism into the lives and homes of our members, emphasizing Jewish ethical teachings through programming, community projects and public policy.  We encourage involvement and participation in contemporary issues, on the local, national and international scene.

The Garden State Region is comprised of 30 Sisterhood in North and Central NJ.  We provide a virtual and live network for making friends, networking and perpetuating  Jewish Conservative Judaism through knowledge, engaging in Jewish life and supporting klal Israel.  

Our Region supports Mercaz and the 60+ Masorti Kehillot (congregations) and their sisterhoods in Israel. Donations to support Masorti Women’s Study Days allow 300-400 women in Israel to unite a few times a year for a day of study, prayer, and social interaction. Programs are held in Hebrew, Russian, English, and Spanish sponsored by Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and the Schechter Institutes in Jerusalem.

We encourage you to donate to the Torah Fund Campaign. The B’’Yachad Pin is a symbol and “more than jewelry,” it’s a commitment to Jewry.  Supporting the Torah Fund campaign is  a commitment to help preserve, promote, and perpetuate Conservative/Masorti Judaism in the US and throughout the world. Funding benefits students at the Jewish Theological Seminary (NYC), the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles), the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires) and the Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam, Germany).  The B’Yachad pin is available at Guardian, Patron and higher levels and we encourage your generosity to perpetuate the goals for this year’s campaign.

Region programs for 5783 include

  • Coffee and Conversations – Monthly fun and interactive programming for the entire region.
  • Wednesday, November 2 – Torah Fund Program featuring a student speaker from the Jewish Theological Seminary and the presentation of Sisterhood Torah Fund Award Certificates and recognition of our Benefactors
  • Sunday, March 12 – Women’s Seder

I encourage all of our Affiliates utilize our website and learn and become a part of Women’s Leagues Reads, Distance Workshops, Makom B’Yachad, Informative Webinars and so much more!  

 I look forward  visiting  you in the future.


Lynette Seader, President
Garden State Region-WLCJ





Convention 2023
16 Jul 23