Women's League Shabbat & Closing Event:
This year, Women's League Shabbat served as our official closing event. Hats off to Ina Lubin and Marsha Lebenson for spearheading the planning of this lovely Shabbat service celebrating 100 years of Women's League of Conservative Judaism! A job well done!
A special thanks to Ann Smith, she is always amazing at facilitating the worship service of the Women League's Shabbat services, and to our dynamic speaker Ronne Kurlancheek. Her words imparted wisdom and inspiration to all women who have their own business or those thinking of starting their own business. The Wyoming Valley community is very fortunate to have a fantastic store like hers to buy home furnishings. We would also like to recognize everyone who participated in the services including: Phyllis Landau for beautifully chanting the Haftarah; as well as, the Rabbi, Cantor, Johanna Gelb as the Gabbi and everyone who had an honor and participated in the service. Lastly, the Women's League presidium would like to thank Lynn Keiser for preparing a special Kiddush and all those who sponsored this Kiddush. The Presidium set out a goal to engage as many members as possible by offering interesting topics and programs. We scheduled events at varying days and times to accommodate the demanding schedules and needs of today's active women while continuing to offer assistance with transportation for those in need, to increase access to our programs. We will be hard at work over the summer, trying to plan next year's programs and fundraising events and we would like to hear from you.
If you are able to share your time and talents to Chair an event or program, we would be grateful as we find that we are always in need of volunteers to assist. Likewise, we are in search of fresh, new ideas. We look forward to incorporating any suggestions that you provide into next year's programing. Congregational support of Women's League helps us to give back to the congregation. For example, by providing financial support to the Hebrew school, and sponsoring the shiva bagel baskets just to mention a couple. Furthermore, our shared experiences and collective contributions enrich our experience as Jewish women and enhance our connection to the Temple Israel community.
Janet, Sheri, Amy and Renea
We are Women's League ~We are Sisterhood ~We are Temple Israel