Linda Shohet

Sisterhood Co-President

Thank you to the 72 women who filled in the recent learning survey. Using your responses and comments, we are proposing some new directions for Shaare Zion women and renewing some activities and events that were successful in the past.  We want to share some preliminary proposals with you, and invite you to help us develop any that particularly excite you.  

Jewish Approaches to Meditation and Mindfulness was the highest ranked among the programme ideas on the survey. In Spring 2018, we will offer two sessions to introduce the concept and the practice. If there is strong enough interest in studying more deeply, we will plan a training series to follow.

Also based on positive response, we will train a small group of women to lead services, beginning with Minhah/Ma’ariv. The first training will be in spring/summer.

In Fall 2018, we are discussing a Shabbaton with an invited scholar on Women in the Rabbinate: Impacts on Halacha.   We also want to plan a series of discussion panels on current issues in Conservative Judaism, including topics such as intermarriage, interfaith family dynamics, and approaches to sexuality and identity.

Finally, we want to select a multi-year social action initiative for Shaare Zion women to start in 2018. 

These are only a sample of what’s ahead.  Watch for programme details – description, facilitators, dates and registration – in early winter. 

Help us make it happen. To sign on to work on specific programmes or for more information: contact

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