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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 67th year! 

Click here to renew your 2022-2023 membership online.

Click here for a printable 2022-2023 membership form.

Proceeds support Youth, Education, Inclusion, and Women's Programming at Beth El. 

ROSH CHODESH GATHERINGS

Rosh Chodesh Gatherings
5:30 - 8:00 pm- in person on the Beth El Plaza!

 
Celebrate the New Moon, New Friends, and New Spiritual Connections. We begin with a light meal, transitioning to blessings and a program, and ending with a blast of the Shofar! 
Since 2014, 200-plus women of all ages have joined in sharing in large and small group discussions, education, Torah study, meditation, movement, prayer, presentations about international Jewish communities, and more. We even met via Zoom during the past two years.
 
We have resumed meeting IN PERSON for our Summer 2022 Gatherings, further strengthening our connections. We look forward to your joining us!  
For more information, please contact Karen Bohrer.
 
August Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Monday, Aug. 29 | 5:30-8:00 pm
Join our 9th Annual Preparing for Elul & the High Holy Days
with Rabbi Susan Freeman
 
Bring sweaters/shawls for our outdoor still socially-distanced but emotionally close time together!

KNIT 'N' NOSH

Knit 'n' Nosh
Second Thursdays 1pm-3pm
 
 
Meeting ID: 846 0024 8094
 
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 Polun.

Mah JonGG

Mah Jongg
Mondays 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Coordinated by Ronni Zeidman
Jacobs Family Community Hall
 
Mah Jongg Learners Group
1:00 - 3:00pm
Bring any Mah Jongg sets or items you want to share!
Jacobs Family Community Hall
 

Did you know it was Mah Jongg that led to Beth El’s founding when a group of dedicated women got together in Clairemont in 1956 to play—and that led to starting a Hebrew school and a Shul in 1957? The 60+ year tradition continues with weekly games and camaraderie. Players must be vaccinated and have masks. Coordinators are Ronni Zeidman and Betty Hoffman.

For more information, please contact Karen Bohrer.
 

BETH EL MOMS' CHAT

Beth El Moms’ Chat for Moms with School-Age Children
Watch for new dates and upcoming programs.
 
Chats and future in-person sessions will be to share, unwind, learn, connect, and have fun too! We 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.
 
Contact us if interested AND with ideas! Stacie Bresler-Reinstein, Susan Levin.

understanding conservative judaism

UNDERSTANDING CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM
Watch for details for Sessions for 2022-2023

Rabbi Shulman and Rabbi Libman

Our mission reads: “Congregation Beth El is a Conservative synagogue whose mission is to create a home for every soul by offering a variety of Jewish experiences to nourish the mind, heart, and spirit, while being a caring Jewish community.” What does it mean to be a Conservative synagogue in 2022? What is distinctive about our style of synagogue practice and celebration? What does it mean to be part of a world-wide movement right here in La Jolla? What are we “conserving” and how are we adapting? Let’s explore answers to these questions and learn more about the important work of Conservative Judaism. 

This program for our entire community is sponsored by Women’s Connection and the Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism in support of perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism around the world through the training of Jewish clergy and professionals. Click here to learn about the impact of Torah Fund.

WOMEN'S CONNECTION SHABBAT

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us in person and online for our Annual Women's Connection Shabbat Celebration.
During our Service & Kiddush, Torah Study, and Havdalah we honored all Women on the “Front Lines” everyday including those involved with:
  

     **Teaching & Education**    **Tikkun Olam**    **Community Outreach**

         **Science**    **Healthcare**    **Counseling & Emotional Support**  

         **Family & At-Home Learning**    **Preserving & Creating Tradition**

Please view our Service below.   For information, contact:  Karen Bohrer.

You can honor someone special as “your” Woman of Valor including making tax-deductible donations that support Women’s, Education, Youth, Camp Scholarship, and Inclusion Programs at Beth El and which will be acknowledged.
 
Our next Women's Connection Shabbat will take place February 4, 2023.
 
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 SHABBAT - January 15, 2022

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 2022-2023 membership online.
Click here for a printable 2022-2023 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 was “B'Yachad"--which means "together" and so appropriate for this year. Watch for details about the new campaign heading into 2023.

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).

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 community
 
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 designated funds for tutoring, education, and Camp scholarships 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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