Welcome to E55 Women’s League, a chapter of the national Women’s League for Conservative Judaism!
Women’s League is about women connecting with women, sharing social and educational events, and making a difference to the many Jewish communities in which we function: our own synagogue, Conservative synagogues throughout the metropolitan area, and the national organization. Our programs and projects are geared to education, religious observance, and Israel. Through our participation in the Torah Fund, we raise funds to support the three Conservative seminaries: the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.
We are an active branch within our own synagogue, sponsoring several programs and events throughout the year. Annual highlights include our Sukkot “Supper in the Sukkah," our summer book discussions, and Women’s League Shabbat. We are especially proud of our Purim Sh'lach Manot project (our only fund raiser); last year we delivered more than 200 Sh'lach Manot within Manhattan, and mailed many more to friends and relatives out of town. The money we raise each year enables us to make gifts to the synagogue for the enhancement of our religious and communal life. See our synagogue Bulletins for monthly reports on our activities.
Through our affiliation with the MetroNorth region, we experience the wealth of Jewish life in the NYC area, including book reviews and study sessions with area rabbis, and we share and learn with women throughout the metropolitan area. Our membership in the national organization, WLCJ, further broadens our horizons. This year we were privileged to participate in a concert at the Jewish Theological Seminary, celebrating 25 years of female cantors, as well as Vashti’s Banquet – a unique Purim celebration featuring leading women scholars. Every two years, the national biennial convention brings together hundreds of women from around the world for a thrilling exchange of ideas, stories, and “best practices.”
The E55 Book Club meets in participants' homes, and is open to interested E55 members. We invite you to join our Women’s League branch as an active participant, a supporter of our functions or simply to stand up and be counted as a Conservative Jewish woman. Contact Sandy Koppell for more information.