Torah Fund

Torah Fund 5779 (2018 – 2019)

Save the Date!   Torah Fund/Sisterhood Shabbat will be on the
6th of Sh’vat, 5779 / January 12, 2019

This year’s Torah Fund theme is “Atid”, which in Hebrew means “future”. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is entering its second century; Torah Fund is beginning their 77th year and our beloved State of Israel enters its 71st year.   When classical rabbinic texts speak of the future using the word “atid”, it will usually appear in the phrase “le’atid lavo,” which means “in the future to come.”   As we move towards 5779, how do you envision your personal future and the future of your family?  The future of Congregation Anshai Torah? The future of our country and Israel?

The 5779 Torah Fund pin (now available and pictured above) envelopes the Hebrew word “Atid” with a stylized Magen David. To inquire about making a pledge to become a benefactor for Torah Fund and receive this absolutely gorgeous pin, please contact Amy Leibowitz; you can also contact co-chairs Ferne Farkas or Sharon Ginchansky – send emails inquires to  And remember, you are Torah Fund at any donation level.

What is Torah Fund?
The Torah Fund campaign began in 1942 as a scholarship fund. In 1963, it merged with the Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall campaign that provided housing for undergraduate students. In time, the campaign identified needs and raised funds for specific projects, including:

  • Women’s League Educational Pavilion (Kripke Tower)
  • Women’s League Seminary Synagogue
  • Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall Renovations
  • Goldsmith Hall
  • Residence Hall at the American Jewish University
  • JTS Quadrangle
  • JTS Library Bookshelves
  • Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Garden

For the past several years, funds raised by Torah Fund have gone toward scholarships to all the schools. There are continuing opportunities for sisterhoods and individuals to provide support to all four institutions through Torah Fund. Thousands of dedicated volunteers have contributed to the spiritual, esthetic and material well-being of these educational communities by supporting Torah Fund projects.

Women’s League’s support of the Torah Fund Campaign helps strengthen Conservative/Masorti Judaism throughout the world and enhances the Jewish community by recognizing and appreciating our diverse families. For more information about Women’s League, please visit their website at

Torah Fund cards are available for purchase.  All proceeds go directly to Torah Fund. To purchase a Torah Fund card, please contact Sherry Lynn Rubin.  Send email inquiries to

For information about Torah Fund, please contact co-chairs Ferne Farkas or Sharon Ginchansky at