Torah Fund Campaign and Classes

Torah Fund Campaign and Classes

The Sisterhood of NSS Beth El has a long history of supporting the Conservative/Masorti Movement’s Torah Fund through the sponsorship of an impressive array of adult educational experiences.

While no donation is too large or too small, a suggested minimum annual donation of $54 per person covers attendance at any or all of each year’s Torah Fund educational opportunities, all of which are open to everyone (women and men, Beth El members and non-members).

For 5783, Sisterhood is proud to be partnering with the Gertrude Lederman Continuing Education Program to sponsor ScholarStream. Beginning on 8/31/22 and continuing until Shavuot 2023, the Conservative Movement seminaries and institutions will offer seven (7) online series that will bring you face-to-face with the brightest and most engaging scholars our Movement has to offer.

Everyone who makes a minimum $54 donation to Torah Fund can request a discount code, allowing them to access all 28 lectures for FREE!

Donations to Torah Fund can be made via any one of these methods:

  • by logging on here. No credit card transaction fee will be added. PLEASE NOTE: There’s no existing category for $54, which is our suggested minimum donation, so you’ll need to enter this amount in the “other” space provided.
  • by mailing your check (payable to TORAH FUND) to Mary Ellen Bowers, 1092 Princeton, Highland Park, IL  60035.
  • by calling Sherrill Moss-Solomon at 212-678-8977 and leaving a message that you’d like to make a donation.  Sherrill will return all calls and will process each donation while you’re on the line.  Please leave ONLY your name and phone number in your message.

PLEASE NOTE: Donors at the Benefactor level ($180) and above will receive the beautiful 5783 Torah Fund pin which may also be worn as an eye-catching pendant.  This year’s pin, entitled “Chazak v’Ematz” (Be Strong and Courageous), celebrates 80 years of the Torah Fund Campaign. Click here for information about Torah Fund’s 2022-23 Chazak v’Ematz Campaign.

After making your Torah Fund donation, or if you’ve already made your 2022-23 donation, email Mary Ellen Bowers or Marcie Eskin to request your ScholarStream discount code.

Click here for a full overview of ScholarStream’s series dates, topics and faculty. All sessions will be recorded and will be accessible afterwards to registered participants.

We will also be planning special ScholarStream programs and classes at Beth El this year, all available for no additional fee to Torah Fund donors. Stay tuned for more information!

You must register through ScholarStream to receive the Zoom link from the Rabbinical Assembly for each series. If you have questions, email Rachel Kamin or call her at 847-928-7902.

And our incredibly popular Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club is also available to all Torah Fund donors! Click here for our Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club schedule.

For more information about any of our Torah Fund offerings and how you can contribute, please contact Mary Ellen Bowers. Sisterhood thanks you in advance for your support of Torah Fund!

Please note that a donation to Torah Fund is separate from membership in Sisterhood.