Torah Fund

What a fabulous day we had at the Sisterhood Shabbat / Torah Fund Event held on April 1, 2017.

Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to Torah Fund!  Due to your overwhelming generosity, CAT Sisterhood exceed their goal this year.  

Stay tuned for 2018 Sisterhood Shabbat / Torah Fund event details.



Torah Fund Pins (which can also be worn as a necklace) are now available.   The Torah Fund theme for 2016-2017 is P’ri yadehah, which means “the fruit of her hands”, which is a phrase from the beloved Eishet Chayil prayer taken from the Book of Proverbs (31:31).  To order your pin, please contact Amy Leibowitz or Sheila Stern (Torah Fund Chair) at

Need a card to send to someone for their birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, etc.?  Well you don’t need to schlep to the store!  You can purchase Torah Fund cards directly from CAT Sisterhood!   Please contact Amy Leibowitz to purchase your card(s).  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

Please contact Sheila Stern, Torah Fund Chair at for additional information about Torah Fund.