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Women's COnnection

Women's Connection provides a welcoming environment to stimulate friendships and engage women in the community; promotes and supports the mission of Women's League for Conservative Judaism; promotes and supports our Jewish educational institutions through WLCJ's Torah Fund campaign; and, supports in every way possible Congregation Beth El.

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		                                    Rabbi Shulman, Terry Miller, Sue Appelbaum and Ruth Perlin prepare for WC Shabbat		                                </span>
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		                                    Bakers for WC Shabbat		                                </span>
		                                		                                
		                                		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description">Mindy Gold, Robin Shulman, Gaby Kuperman, Martha Alden, Betty Hoffman, Renee Ravich and Nurit Carmel baking for WC Shabbat</span>
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		                                    Torah Fund 2018 with Ziegler Student, Shanee Michaelson (4th from left)		                                </span>
		                                		                                
		                                		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description">Torah Fund 2018- Sue Appelbaum, Karen Bohrer, Manijeh Breskin, Ziegler Student, Shanee Michaelson, Rabbi Ron Shulman, Renee Ravich</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Artist Varda Levram-Ellisman demonstrates techniques for making polymer clay beads at Festival Arts Series.</span>

 

JOIN US DURING OUR 64th YEAR!

FESTIVAL ART SERIES
Sundays 10am-2pm
October 20, 2019 
January 12, 2020
March 15, 2020
 

Terry Miller was honored as our Woman of Valor - Eshet Chayil  for 5779.   

 

MAH JONGG
Every Monday 12pm-4pm
for Learners & Pros...
 
 
KNIT ‘N’ NOSH
Second Thursdays 1pm-3pm
 
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Celebrating our community of dynamic women!
 
ESHET CHAYIL 5579
Terry Miller was honored Esher Chayil for 5579
 
 
ROSH CHODESH GATHERINGS
On Rosh Chodesh 6-8:30pm
Join us each month as we celebrate the
New Moon, New Friends & 
New Spiritual Connections!
 
August Gathering
Thursday, August 29
"Preparing for the High Holy Days"
with Rabbi Susan Freeman
 
UPCOMING GATHERINGS
2019
Monday, October 28   Monday, December 2
2020
Monday, January 27   
Monday, February 24
Wednesday, March 25   
Thursday, April 23
Tuesday, May 26 
Monday, June 22

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MEMBERSHIP INFO
 
JUDAICA SHOP
Summer Hours: Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm or BY APPOINTMENT.
Shop in our Shop for all your Judaica and other gift needs. Watch for monthly "specials" and look at new items for the New Year includingPrayer Shawls from Israel!
Contact 858.452.1734 or email giftshop@cbe.org
Proceeds benefit Beth El Women's, Educational, Youth, and other programs.

 

Torah FUnd campaign SAVE THE DATE FOR KICKING OFF THE 2019-2020 CAMPAIGN: SUNDAY DEC. 8, 2019 - WATCH FOR DETAILS! The 2019-2020 Theme is Chesed - Kindness & Loving kindness

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PARTICIPATING IN OUR TORAH FUND CAMPAIGN
PROVIDES FUNDS TO SUPPORT HIGHER EDUCATION
IN THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT

Everyone has the opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting, & perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism by giving to the Torah Fund Campaign of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism. Started in 1942, funds now go toward supporting the Jewish Theological Seminary (NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (LA), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires), & Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam).

Those donating $180 or more as "benefactors" receive a special commemorative pin. The 5780 (2019-2020) Torah Fund pin (shown at left) depicts a heart surrounded by three circles, one larger than the next. This symbolizes the heart of kindness, which Jews enact in ever-widening realms of generosity: from family, to community, to the larger world; from North America, to Israel, to the world; or from one congregation, to the region, to the larger world of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. And as it is said in Psalm 89, may we build a world of kindness.

Chesed means “kindness” in Hebrew. The word can also be translated as “lovingkindness,” to convey the deep love that animates Jewish acts of kindness, done without thought of reward. The Bible has numerous examples of chesed, such as Abraham and Sarah welcoming three strangers to their tent in the heat of the day; Abraham’s servant’s prayer for a wife for Isaac, answered by Rebecca who offers water to him and to his camels; and Ruth, who shows loyalty and kindness to Naomi, adopting her religion and peoplehood, after Naomi has experienced great loss. The rabbinic tradition enacted many laws to formalize our commitment to kindness, making chesed one of the three central pillars of Jewish life, as Shimon HaTzaddik taught: “The world rests on three things, on Torah, on service of God, and on deeds of kindness” (Pirkei Avot 1:2).

To find out more email womensconnection@cbe.org

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Tue, August 20 2019 19 Av 5779