North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Torah Fund

Torah Fund

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 celebrating the 100th year of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. The pin captures the sentiment that we count our many blessings as individuals within the community of Israel with the words Mah Tovu (“how good”) and the number 100, signifying our organization’s 100th year.

The full phrase, Mah tovu ohalecha Yaakov, mishk’notecha Yisrael, “How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel! Is the beginning of the morning prayer said when we enter the sanctuary.

To make a donation to Torah Fund, please mail you check (payable to Torah Fund) to Linda Gottlieb, 561 Sunset Lane, Glencoe, IL 60022. You can also use a Torah Fund donation envelope, which you will find in the Beth El office.

For more information about Torah Fund, please contact our Torah Fund Chair, Linda Gottlieb at 847/835-3101;