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Annual Hanukkah Bazaar – Sunday, November 20th 10am - 2pm. 

Finish your holiday shopping early!
Featuring dozens of local artisans, vendors and distributors offering clothing, jewelry, home goods, handmade gifts, children's items and accessories for all of your holiday shopping needs.

Pop-up café, children's book fair and kids activities too!

A few spaces remain for the unique artisans. Send inquiries to:

or visit us on Facebook



Women’s League Board




Co-Presidents                              Rachel Laird, Heather Stein

Vice President (Programming)    Aimee Bentley, Jennifer Toomey

Vice President (Fundraising)       Terry Hoffman

Education Committee                  Cecelia Cable*, Cathy Schaffer, Michelle Shefsky

Treasurer                                     Lindsey Schulang

Membership Secretary                Fran Radel*

Communications Secretary         Gina Zettler

Recording Secretary                   Lynda Lyons

Parliamentarian                           Deborah Buch*

Immediate Past President           Jacqueline Lobell*, Beth Pfeifer*


Beth Anne Ages          Risa Altman          Hillorie Applebaum          Ellen Braun

Gail Brynien                Emily Cutler          Ariel Drobnes   

Nicole Dubrow            Debbie Everett      Rachel Granger              Betsy Katz

Debby Peikes Cohen  Lauren Siegel       Stacy Seltzer                               

Boni Silverman           Tara Ticktin            Melissa Vaks             


Mid-Atlantic Region Officers:      Fran Radel*

*Denotes past President of TBI WL




Typical Hours of Operation

During School Year
Sundays - 9am - 12:00 pm
Tuesdays - 4pm - 8:30pm

Or by Appointment
Beth Pfeifer (215) 681-6244
Cecelia Cable (267) 218-4562

To keep up to date on Gift Shop News visit our Facebook page:

Volunteers Needed!    Click here to sign up for Sunday morning or Tuesday afternoon hours:



Every woman has the opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism through active giving to the Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League in support of the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam, Germany).

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 five institutions through Torah Fund. Resultantly, thousands of dedicated volunteers have contributed to the spiritual, aesthetic and material well being of these educational communities by supporting Torah Fund projects.

The Torah Fund theme for 2021–2022 is B’Yachad, which means ‘Together’. This theme signifies the joy of sisterhood members working together year-round to make important contributions to the Jewish community through their volunteer efforts at synagogues across the United States and Canada. Our pride in being Jewish shows in everything we do. We are high achievers in our professional and personal lives, and we accomplish even more together! Each of us is one small nugget of gold, but together our small gifts reflect and refract the light inside us and help each other shine. Together, since 1942, the modest contributions of thousands of individuals to this grassroots fundraising effort called Torah Fund have helped to educate and train each generation of rabbis, cantors, scholars, educators, summer camp directors, chaplains, campus Jewish life staff, and committed lay leaders. These are the people who guide and teach, console and uplift our people, one soul at a time, whether in person or remotely, during these challenging times. We make this happen together. Join us!

                                                                    Torah Fund | Women's League for Conservative Judaism - Jewish ...

By making your donation of $180 or more, you  will be committing an act of Chesed and you will be able to show your support by wearing this lovely pin.

Torah Fund Greeting Cards Available!

Another way to support Torah Fund is by purchasing five beautiful greeting cards which are available in the TBI Gift Shop to be previewed. You will be supporting our seminaries with your purchase.  

For more information, please contact our Torah Fund Chair, Ellen Braun at



Join us for an incredible year of creative programming designed for women 30ish to 50ish—keeping in mind your interests, your schedules, and your obligations.

We are young women of diverse backgrounds and interests: some work full-time, part-time, or stay-at-home; some have children in preschool and some at college; and some are single, divorced, have significant others, newly-married or have been married for a while. Wherever we are in life, one thing is certain: Z’havah is the means for you to develop lasting friendships, enrich your lives, expand your community, learn new skills, and help others.  This year's gatherings range from Dinner in the Sukkah to local hikes, and from volunteering at a local charitable organization to a spa day in the Salt Caves.  

To learn about our upcoming events and to get more information or to get involved, please contact Ariel Drobnes ( or Stacy Seltzer (

Join Us!















Sun, May 28 2023 8 Sivan 5783