Monthly Rosh Chodesh Gatherings


~Next Rosh Chodesh Gathering~

with our Guest

Diane Sherman

discussing her recent trip volunteering in Africa


bring your favorite Hanukkiah & candles

to celebrate the 7th night of Hanukkah!

Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 6-8:30pm*

  All women are welcome to celebrate...

   ...the New Moon  

        …New Friends 

             …and New Spiritual Connections!

Women’s Connection of Congregation Beth El Jacobs Family Community Hall -- *Parve/vegetarian/dairy potluck@6; program@6:30.


Mark your calendar for January --

  "Women ~ Requirements and Traditions"

with our guest   Rabbi Ron Shulman

 as we also prepare for our Annual Women's Connection Shabbat

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018 

Rosh Chodesh Gatherings in 5778-

2017: M12/18. 2018: T1/16; Th2/15; Th3/15; M4/16; W5/16; W6/13; Th7/12; Th8/9

Contact Karen Bohrer


FESTIVAL ART: SERIES - Dec. 10 and Apr. 29

Thanks to everyone who created wonderful art

AND community as we gathered on Sukkot!

Our 2017-2018 Festival Art Series next two sessions:

Sunday- Dec. 10, 2017 -

HANUKKAH : CELEBRATING LIGHT - Painting on Canvas with Keri Goldsmid

Sunday- April 29, 2018 -

SPRING: TELLING OUR STORIES - Books and Collage with Jacqueline Jacobs

For information contact:  KAREN BOHRER  858 945 8737

Register at:

Festival Arts Series


Hannah Anbar (3rd from right) with some of the "artists" and their creations Oct. 23, 2016.

Thanks to our artists from last year's SERIES:

HANNAH ANBAR in Oct. 2016 making Trees of Life from wire & beads,

JACQUELINE JACOBS in Mar. 2017 painting on silk, and

VARDA LEVRAM-ELLISMAN in June 2017 creating polymer clay YADs.

Thanks to ... Vicki Libman for sharing stories of her journey at our Rosh Chodesh Gathering Nov. 1, 2016

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our

Rosh Gatherings during 5777!

Thanks to our Rosh Chodesh Guests through 5777: Rabbi Susan Freeman for leading our annual sessions "Preparing for Elul and the High Holy Days; Vicki Libman for reflecting on her experiences growing up in Israel, serving in the IDF, traveling and living in the U.S. and more; Jacqueline Jacobs for teaching us the techniques and traditions of tying tzitzit; Manijeh Breskin for an overview of Purim in Persia; Sandra Block for discussing Jewish Mysticism; Edna Yedid for sharing personal experiences during the establishment of the State of Israel; Gaby Kuperman for teaching us about Jews in Peru; Esther Moscona for sharing her story of reclaiming rights in Spain; Maty Feldman-Bicas for telling us about her program helping Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; and Laurie Greenberg for sharing insights on women's health, practicing medicine, and serving as Beth El President.

Thanks also to Cheri Weiss, Cantorial Intern, and Diana Benaroya, for leading us in Hanukkah songs AND to our guests discussing Hanukkah 'Round the World including Varda Levram-Ellisman (Israel), Gaby Kuperman (Peru), and Jana Mazurkiewicz (Poland) PLUS Joy Wasserman Polun leading Ladino and Fanny Krasner Lebovits leading Yiddish singing!

Women's Connection

Know who started Congregation Beth El?  The Sisterhood!
(now we're Women's Connection)

JOIN US as we celebrate our 62nd YEAR!


Ongoing Activities


  Knit 'n' Nosh--                       Mah Jongg--

   Tikkun Projects & more...                                    Learners & Pros...

      2nd Thursdays - 1-3pm                                         Mondays - 12-3pm

Contact Us!

Whether you're interested in volunteering, donating, leadership, or just want to find out more about our programming or have a new idea you'd like to share, we'd love to here from you.


Become a Member of Women's Connection

JOIN US as we celebrate our 62nd YEAR!

Your dues support our programming and our financial contribution to Women's League of Conservative Judaism, Congregation Beth El, Viterbi Torah School, and other Jewish events and activities. Please JOIN or RENEW your membership and sign up to attend, volunteer, or donate to support Women's Connection.

Please consider joining or renewing at the "$62" level in honor of our 62nd anniversary !

We connect diverse groups of dynamic women from all over the world and all life stages to Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA.


  • Provide a welcoming environment to stimulate friendships and engage women in the community
  • Promote and support the mission of Women's League of Conservative Judaism
  • Promote and support our Jewish educational institutions through WLCJ's Torah Fund campaign
  • Support in every way possible Congregation Beth El

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Fri, November 24 2017 6 Kislev 5778