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Torah Fund

Torah Fund

The 2020-21 Sisterhood Torah Fund Campaign has begun! This year’s theme is “b’yachad,” which means together.

Has your life has been touched by a rabbi, teacher, camp counselor, or cantor from the Jewish community? If so, chances are that individual was educated or trained in the Conservative Movement. What better way to show your gratitude than by making a monetary donation to Torah Fund? Is it your wish for your children and grandchildren to be exposed to Jewish thoughts, ideas, education, and innovations in future years?  If the answer is yes, what better way to sustain and support Jewish continuity than by contributing to Torah Fund?

All proceeds support our 5 seminaries and ensure the continuity the Conservative Movement through the education of our rabbis, cantors, scholars and leaders. They are:

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

NS Beth El Sisterhood is extremely proud of the funds raised over the years which, in turn, has allowed Torah Fund to realize close to $1 billion dollars since its grassroots inception. Sisterhood is committed to preserving and insuring our gifted leaders in the Conservative/Masorti Movement. But we need your help.

There are several ways to donate.  Consider taking a Sisterhood Torah Fund class.  Click here for a list of Continuing Education courses including Torah Fund classes.  Click here for our Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club Schedule. Minimum annual donation of $54 per person covers attendance at any or all Torah Fund Classes and Book Club. Sessions are open to everyone. 

Donors at the Benefactor level ($180) and above will receive the beautiful 5781 Torah Fund pin, designed by Eytan Brandes, which may also be worn as a lovely pendant.

Contact Rolly Cohen at to make your minimum of $54.00. Checks should be made payable to Torah Fund and may be left in the synagogue office in an envelope marked TORAH FUND, or checks may be mailed to the synagogue office at 1175 Sheridan Road Highland Park 60035.

Sisterhood hopes to contribute another $10,000 to this year’s campaign and with your kindness, we can achieve our goal!

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 which can also be worn as a lovely pendant.

For more information, please contact our Torah Fund Vice-President, Rolly Cohen, at

Sisterhood thanks you in advance for your kindness!