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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.  Join us during our 65th year! 

ROSH CHODESH GATHERING

Rosh Chodesh Gathering
March 15, April 12, May 12, June 9, July 7, and August 9
6:30 - 8:30 pm
 
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 828 0178 0329; Passcode: shalom
 
Celebrate the New Moon, New Friends, and New Spiritual Connections. We begin with sharing blessings and end with a blast of the Shofar! Over the past seven years nearly 200 women of all ages have joined in sharing in large and small group discussion, education, Torah study, meditation, movement, prayer, presentations about international Jewish communities, and more.
 
We will continue to meet on Zoom this Spring as we strengthen our connections even virtually.

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March Rosh Chodesh Gathering
"Why is this year different AND the same?
Monday, March 15 | 6:30 pm
 
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 828 0178 0329; Passcode: shalom
 
Join us as we explore Passover Zoom Year 2 while sharing new and old traditions, recipes, songs, and more.
 
Be ready to share YOUR special family recipes while we present how to make Sephardic Haroset, a Family Haroset Bar, Matzah Brittle, and more. 
 
All women are welcome to our monthly Gatherings as we celebrate the New Moon, New Friends, and New Spiritual Connections. 
 
For more information, please contact Karen Bohrer.
 

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BETH EL MOMS' CHAT

Beth El Moms’ Chat for Moms with School-Age Children
April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, and August 4
7:30 pm
 
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 822 0714 3060; Passcode: shalom
 
Join us for our monthly chats to share, unwind, learn, connect, and have fun too! We will cover topics of interest to the group including distance learning, holidays at home,   new books, community resources, self-care, online safety, healthy family and social activities, sports  how-to’s,  and  more.
 
For more information, please contact Stacie Bresler-ReinsteinStephanie AntinSusan Levin.

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Mah Jongg (on hold until further notice)
Mondays 12:00 - 4:00pm
 
For Learners & Pros...You may order cards for 2021, please contact Karen Bohrer.

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Knit 'n' Nosh
Second Thursdays 1pm-3pm
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 846 0024 8094; Passcode: shalom
 
Learn and perfect knitting and crocheting skills while creating Tikkun projects including caps for premature babies, scarves for women with breast cancer, and hats for Israeli soldiers. For more information contact Joy Wasserman

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WOMEN' S CONNECTION SHABBAT

A Shabbat honoring our vibrant community of dedicated women with a day of session observing Shabbat and celebrating together. It is for everyone, please join us!

Torah Study
Saturday, January 30 | 9:00-9:30am
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We begin the day with a Torah Study session focused on the week’s Torah portion.
Led by Renee Ravich and Sandra Block.

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Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, January 30 | 9:30am
Join us on Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live

 
This weekly Beth El Shabbat Morning Service will include special readings as women daven, lead, and participate throughout the morning

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Shabbat Kiddush & Celebration
Saturday, January 30 | following the Service (approx. 11:45am)
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Following Shabbat Morning Service, please join us for a special Shabbat Kiddush L’Hayim as we share stories of our 60+ year tradition of Women at Beth El. Bring a favorite story AND something to “toast” for the celebration. Consider our own “Sunrise Sunset Cocktail” © with Orange Juice, Campari, Bartenura Moscato, and candied orange slice--or any favorites you have on hand!

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Havdalah
Saturday, January 30 | 5:45pm
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We end the day with a warm session of songs, blessings, and sharing—for everyone including our families. Bring your Havdalah candle, wine, spices, and thoughts of gratitude and hopes for the new week.
Led by Jessie Birnbaum, with Stacie Bresler-Reinstein, Stephanie Antin, and Susan Levin.

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Woman of Valor - Eshet Chayil honorees

Thanks to everyone who has participated in celebrating our community of dynamic women and our Woman of Valor - Eshet Chayil honorees:

Adrienne Shaw
Lucy Muller z"l
Martha Alden
Eva Nerenberg z"l
Anita Idell z"l
Mindy Gold
Renee Ravich
Myra Bressel
Gaby Kuperman
Joy Wasserman Polun
Edna Yedid
Karen Bohrer
Fanny Krasner Lebovits
Ruth Covell
Terry Miller
Rabbi Susan Freeman

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Donations to help our students
 
Women's Connection has a tradition of supporting Education, Youth, and Women's programs. We have also made grants toward the LiveStream system and other needs at Beth El.
This year, we are designating funds for tutoring and education to support our families and students.
To support this effort, please consider making a tax-deductible donation here. All donations will be recognized in printed and/or online communications.  Thank you!

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For more information on all programs for Women’s Connection Shabbat, please contact Karen Bohrer. We look forward to your celebrating with us!

WOMEN'S CONNECTION JUDAICA SHOP & MEMBERSHIP

Women's League for Conservative Judaism
 
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is the network for all women who support our mission of enhancing Jewish knowledge, engaging in Jewish life, expanding communal involvement, and supporting Klal Yisrael. It is for those who belong to affiliated sisterhoods and those who join directly.
 
As an active arm of the Conservative / Masorti movement and the largest synagogue-based women’s organization worldwide, Women’s League provides services to thousands of women and hundreds of women’s groups.
 
To learn more, please visit wlcj.org.
 
 
The Women’s Connection Judaica Shop
 
Looking for a special Judaica item for a holiday, life cycle event, ritual event, or celebration ? Please contact Renee at giftshop@cbe.org. Our team of volunteers will assist you in finding the right item.
 
Our Women's Connection Judaica Shop funds support our congregation. 
 

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Membership Information
 
Click here to renew your 2020-2021 membership online
 
 

 

torah fund campaign

Thanks to everyone who has donated and participated in the annual Torah Fund Campaigns.  Our campaign kick-off event was Sunday, November 8, 2020. The theme for the 2020-2021 campaign is “B'Yachad"--which means "together."

Torah Fund provides funds to support higher education in the Conservative movement. Participate in preserving, promoting, and 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 these institutions of higher learning for our Rabbis, Cantors, and other professionals:

Jewish Theological Seminary (NY),
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (LA),
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem),
Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires),  and
Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam).
Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyyar 5781