North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Torah Fund

Torah Fund

The 2018-19 Sisterhood Torah Fund Campaign has begun! This year’s theme is “ATID” which means: the future.

Please consider donating to sustain the “FUTURE” of Conservative Judaism. All proceeds support our 5 seminaries and ensure the continuity of our rabbis, cantors, scholars and leaders.

Sisterhood’s Torah Fund Classes begin September 6th. Click here for a list of classes. Click here to see Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club Schedule.

Contact Mary Ellen Bowers or call (847) 910-1080 to make your minimum suggested donation of $54.00. Make checks payable to  Torah Fund. Checks can be left in the office in an envelope marked Sisterhood or mailed to Mary Ellen Bowers at 1092 Princeton Ave. Highland Park. Benefactor donations of $180 and above will receive the beautiful 5779 Torah Fund pin designed by Eytan Brandes.

Ensuring Conservative/Masorti Jewish Education
In its 75 years, the Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism has raised close to $1 billion to support the education of the future rabbis, cantors, educators, and scholars who have served and will continue to serve as the gifted leaders and innovators of the Conservative/Masorti Movement.

Here at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, we have supported Torah Fund for decades through our Torah Fund classes and book club. Our clergy and professional staff donate their time to Torah Fund by teaching these classes and Sisterhood sends 100% of the dollars collected from Torah Fund class participants directly to the Torah Fund Campaign in New York to support the five schools of the Jewish Theological Seminary:

  • Jewish Theological Seminary (New York)
  • Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles)
  • Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem)
  • Seminario Rabinico Latinomericano (Buenos Aires)
  • Zacharias Frankel College (Germany)

We are very proud of our strong commitment to Torah Fund, and we hope to contribute another $10,000 to this year’s campaign.

We invite every member of Beth El to contribute.

  • No contribution is too small and donations are tax deductible.
  • If you attend a Torah Fund class or the Torah Fund Book Club, the suggested minimum donation to Torah Fund is $54.
  • If you donate $180 or more you will receive this year’s Torah Fund pin /pendant.