Torah Fund

Save the Date!   Torah Fund/Sisterhood Shabbat will be on January 12, 2019.  Stay tuned for more details and the announcement of our 2018-2019 honoree(s).

We would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your generous donations to Torah Fund.  Did you know that Torah Fund has raised $99,000,000 over the past 75 years to help support rabbinical institutions at a JTS institution?  How truly amazing is that!?

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is celebrating its 100th year as well as the end of the 75th year of the Torah Fund Campaign.  Did you know that Torah Fund has raised $99,000,000 over the past 75 years to help support rabbinical institutions at a JTS institution?  How amazing is that!?

Did you know you can purchase Torah Fund cards directly from CAT Sisterhood?  We have a variety of cards to fit your needs so please contact Sherry Lynn Rubin to purchase your card(s).  You can also purchase Torah Fund cards at Sisterhood events.  All proceeds go directly to Torah Fund.   

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 http://wlcj.org/.

 

Please contact Torah Fund Co-Chairs Ferne Farkas at frumi@aol.com or Sharon Ginchansky ginchans18@gmail.com for additional information about Torah Fund.