Shaare Tefila Congregation

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Torah Fund 5774

Women Ensuring Conservative/Masorti Jewish Education

You are Torah Fund—at any level:

A campaign to ensure our legacy to future generations of Conservative Jews by providing:

  • Rabbis Cantors Educators and Administrators for Day Schools and Synagogue Schools
  • Synagogue Administrators
  • Social Workers
  • Scholars and Lay Leaders
  • Researchers

Support the campaign as we celebrate its 70th Anniversary. Your Torah Fund contribution strengthens and perpetuates Conservative/Masorti Judaism throughout the world. Receive the 5774 pin as our gift to you in recognition of your generous support.

Mishpachahהחפשמ Family

Not for nothing does the Torah begin with stories about families. The family in Judaism holds a central place, from the first family of Adam and Chava to our own families today. Indeed, our ‘Amidah prayer invokes our relationship to those first Jewish families, praising the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah as a reminder that our connection as a community roots back to the fact that we are all—the entire Jewish People—one big family.

In choosing mishpachah as the theme for the 5774 Torah Fund pin, we are acknowledging both the sanctity that comes with being one big family and the complexity of our families and relationships. There is no one kind of Jewish family in the world today. Our families are diverse, and this pin is something to be worn proudly by women in all stages and kinds of family life: married, partnered, single, divorced, widowed, LGBT, straight, mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters. And as we support the programs of The Jewish Theological Seminary, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, we proclaim that we as women in all walks of life are proudly shaping the future of the big, 3,000 year old Jewish family.

For more information please contact

Charlotte Potosky, Torah Fund Chair, at

301-460-9008 or by email at

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