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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 65th year! 

ROSH CHODESH GATHERINGS

Rosh Chodesh Gatherings
Virtual: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

 
Celebrate the New Moon, New Friends, and New Spiritual Connections. We begin with blessings and end 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 will continue to meet on Zoom as we strengthen our connections...even virtually...until further notice. We look forward to your joining us!
 
 For more information, please contact Karen Bohrer.

December Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Monday, December 6 | 6:30 pm
 
 
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 856 0077 4253
 
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 856 0077 4253
 
We will reflect on our celebration of Hanukkah this year PLUS Edna Yedid will lead a discussion about women's voices and songs in the Torah and in Israel through the years.  Be prepared to share favorite jewish women's songs.

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January Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Monday, January 3 | 6:30 pm
 
 
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 856 0077 4253

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WOMEN'S CONNECTION SHABBAT

Honoring all Women on the “Front Lines” Everyday
Saturday, January 15 
-Shabbat Service | 9:30 am in the Sanctuary and Online- followed by Kiddush
-Study Session | 4:00-5:00pm and Havdalah | 5:00-6:00pm Online via Zoom

Our Annual Women’s Connection Shabbat celebrates women—with a Service led by women and a tradition of honoring Women of Valor. This year we will honor ALL the women of Beth El with special acknowledgment of our women “on the front lines” each day.

For information, contact:  Karen Bohrer.

Watch for details for the day’s events and ways to 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.
 

BETH EL MOMS' CHAT

Beth El Moms’ Chat for Moms with School-Age Children

We are getting back together! Online Wed. Feb. 2 |7-8:30pm

Our Moms' Chats helped us through the 2020-2021 year to share, unwind, learn, connect, and have fun too! We covered 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.
 
We are resuming our online Chats Feb. 2 and will explore activities we can do together to continue building our wonderful community of Moms.
If you have ideas or want to participate, please contact us!
 

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KNIT 'N' NOSH

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 Polun.

Mah JonGG is back! Let the games resume!!!!

Mah Jongg is Back--with NEW HOURS
Mondays 11:00am-3:00pm
 
Our 65+-year tradition continues as players return to Beth El on Mondays (when the Office is open).
Games take place in the Jacobs Family Community Hall.
All must be vaccinated and have masks available.
Bring your own snack/s.
Ronni Zeidman and Betty Hoffman continue to lead the way.
 
WE ARE ALSO PLANNING TO START ONE OR MORE LEARNERS' GROUPS!
Edna Yedid will teach us! We are putting groups together now.
We are targeting Mondays 1:00-3:00pm, also in the Jacobs Family Community Hall.
Other days/times may be scheduled based on interest.
If you want to learn, please contact Karen Bohrer.
 
NEW CARDS FOR 2022--ORDER NOW!
For Learners & Pros...You may order cards for 2022 FOR YOU and YOUR GROUP.
We will coordinate orders through the National Mah Jongg League--and they in turn make a donation back to us.
To order cards, 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 continues to be “B'Yachad"--which means "together" and is so appropriate for this coming year. Watch for details about Campaign event/s in March.

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 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!
Thu, January 20 2022 18 Shevat 5782