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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 GATHERINGS

November Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Monday, November 8 | 6:30 pm
 
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Meeting ID: 828 0178 0329; Passcode: shalom

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December Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Monday, December 6 | 6:30 pm
 
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Meeting ID: 828 0178 0329; Passcode: shalom

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Rosh Chodesh Gatherings
Virtual: Wed., July 7- 6:30-8:30pm
In person at Beth El: Mon., August 9- 6:00-8:30pm
 
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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 as we strengthen our connections... even virtually.

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August Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Preparing for Elul and the High Holy Days with Rabbi Susan Freeman
 
Monday, August 9| 6:30 pm
 
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Meeting ID: 828 0178 0329; Passcode: shalom
 

Join us Aug. 9 when Rabbi Susan Freeman will lead us in reflecting on the way we view and tell our stories with a focus on the meaning of Teshuvah - Returning, in our lives generally and from this past year specifically.

In an abundance of caution we will gather for our 18th month online and hope to be in person in October for the 1st Gathering of the New Year.
 
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

WATCH FOR DETAILS FOR SUMMER AND FALL CHATS AS WE TRANSITION FROM ONLINE TO IN PERSON!

OUR JUNE CHAT TOPIC--
What are your kids and family doing this summer?
At our June Chat, we heard updates on what's out there for overnight and day camp experiences including Camp Mountain Chai, LFJCC Camp Jaycee, Coastal Roots Farm, Ramah, and more. 
Join us for our Chats to share, unwind, learn, connect, and have fun too! We cover topics of interest to the group including distance and in-person learning, holidays, new books, community resources, self-care, online safety, healthy family and social activities, and more.
 
For more information, please contact Stacie Bresler-ReinsteinStephanie AntinSusan Levin.

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KNIT 'N' NOSH

Knit 'n' Nosh
Second Thursdays 1pm-3pm
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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.

Mah JonGG

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.

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 2021-2022 membership online
Click here for a printable 2021-2022 membership form
 
 

 

torah fund campaign

Thanks to everyone who has donated and participated in our annual Torah Fund Campaigns.  The Campaign theme for 2021-2022 will continue to be “B'Yachad"--which means "together" and is so appropriate for this coming year.  Watch for details about Campaign events to start Fall 2021.

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).

PAST AND FUTURE EVENTS

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 in our community. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR: Shabbat, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.

Torah Study
Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 9:00-9:30am
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We begin the day with a Torah Study session focused on the week’s Torah portion.
 

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Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 9:30am
Join us in person and 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 15, 2022 | 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 and honor our Eshet Chayil - Woman of Valor.

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Havdalah
Saturday, January 15, 2022 | DETAILS TBD


 
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.
 

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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!
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