Saturday, June 24, 2017 ~  30 Sivan 5777
Haftarah will be chanted by Sara Williams

Services begin at 10 am

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.

-The Presidium
 Janet, Sheri, Amy and Renea

We are Women's League ~We are Sisterhood ~We are Temple Israel

February 25- March 8 2018

This amazing trip includes....

  • Airfare on El Al Israel Airlines
  • Amazing Israeli Buffet Breakfast AND Dinner EVERY DAY
  • 9 days of touring Israel with professional driver and Lee Glassman, native of Scranton, PA, perhaps the most sought after tour guide in all of Israel
  •  9 nights in beautiful Israeli hotels including the 5 Star Inbal in Jerusalem
  • All fees for all sites and programs
  • Brand new sites you've never seen before
Cost is $4500- Includes bus from Wilkes-Barre to airport. Single supplement is $895. Land only price is $3500
$400 deposit needed by end of July payable to  
320 Northern Blvd.,  Chinchilla, PA 18410   
 Our Travel hosts: Barry and Jay Weiss
Call Barry anytime at 570-650-0874
More details available by calling Temple Israel at 824-8927 or emailing Rabbi Kaplan at

Temple Israel  |   570-824-8927 | |
Temple Israel, 236 S. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702