Torah Fund

The Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is the dedicated philanthropy of Women’s League, its members, and its affiliated sisterhoods in Conservative congregations across North America. Torah Fund strengthens Jewish education by supporting scholarships and programming at these Conservative/Masorti institutes of higher Jewish learning:

  1. The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, New York)
  2. Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, California)
  3. Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem)
  4. Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires)
  5. Zacharias Frankel College (Germany)

Women’s League and Torah Fund are proud to support the education of the future rabbis, cantors, educators, and scholars who will serve as the gifted leaders and innovators of the Conservative Movement. Torah Fund has raised more than $95 million since its inception as a grass-roots fund-raising campaign.

Individual donors to Torah Fund at the Benefactor level ($180) or higher receive the below distinctive Torah Fund pin in recognition of their gift.

Mah tovu, which means “how good!”, is a phrase that originates in the Torah, in Numbers 24:5. Quoted in our prayer book, it forms the basis of the opening prayer that is sung when we enter the synagogue.

The full phrase is Mah tovu ohalecha Yaakov, mishk’notecha Yisrael, “How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel!” It is a spontaneous exclamation of joy and appreciation, said when gazing at the nation of Israel, dwelling in peace and mutual respect. As we celebrate the beginning of the 100th year of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and the end of the 75th year of the Torah Fund Campaign, we count our many blessings as individuals within the community of Israel. We are blessed in our synagogues with depth of learning, prayer, and acts of kindness that bind us together; with communal leaders who are thoughtful and learned; with children and grandchildren who make us smile; and with the love of family and friends—especially our Women’s League sisters—who are such a strong support to us. How good are all these blessings in our lives!

The pin, featuring the number 100 in raised letters and encased in a silver frame, is a treasured keepsake of the Women’s League centennial celebration to wear with pride!

 

 

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