Torah Fund Campaign

Give to the Heart of the Conservative/Masorti Movement

Please support Torah Fund

Every woman has the opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism through active giving to the Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League in support of the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam, Germany).

The Torah Fund campaign began in 1942 as a scholarship fund. In 1963, it merged with the Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall campaign that provided housing for undergraduate students. In time, the campaign identified needs and raised funds for specific projects, including:

  • Women’s League Educational Pavilion (Kripke Tower)
  • Women’s League Seminary Synagogue
  • Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall Renovations
  • Goldsmith Hall
  • Residence Hall at the American Jewish University
  • JTS Quadrangle
  • JTS Library Bookshelves
  • Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Garden

For the past several years, funds raised by Torah Fund have gone toward scholarships to all the schools. There are continuing opportunities for sisterhoods and individuals to provide support to all five institutions through Torah Fund. Resultantly, thousands of dedicated volunteers have contributed to the spiritual, aesthetic and material well being of these educational communities by supporting Torah Fund projects.

To donate to the Women’s League Torah Fund, click here.

The Torah Fund theme for 2022–2023 is Chazak v’Ematz, Be Strong and Courageous

This pin symbolizes the story of the Israelites preparing to enter the Promised Land when the leadership transitions from Moses to Joshua. The Israelites and Joshua are instructed to “be strong and courageous” (Deuteronomy 31:6, 7, 23; Joshua 1:6, 7, 9, 18). The 5783 Torah Fund pin represents 80 years of ever-increasing strength of Torah Fund. 

Together, since 1942, the modest contributions of thousands of individuals to this grassroots fundraising
effort called Torah Fund have helped to educate and train each generation of rabbis,
cantors, scholars, educators, summer camp directors, chaplains, campus Jewish life staff, and
committed lay leaders. These are the people who guide and teach, console, and uplift our people, one soul at a time, whether in person or remotely, during these challenging times.  We make this happen together. Join us!

Women’s League’s support of the Torah Fund Campaign helps strengthen Conservative/Masorti Judaism throughout the world.


There are many ways to support Torah Fund

  • Torah Fund cards can be purchased in our Judaica Shop or through Jody Sigal for every occasion (birth, thank you, get well, special occasion, condolence)
  • Certificates

The Torah Fund Mission

To give every person an opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting, and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Jewish education through active giving to Torah Fund Campaign for Women’s League for Conservative Judaism in support of The Jewish Theological Seminary, Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano, and Zacharias Frankel Rabbinical College.

Every gift matters
No matter the amount!
No gift is too small or too large!

Torah Fund pin for 2022–2023 Chazak v’Ematz, Be Strong and Courageous

You will receive this beautiful pin as a thank you for your Benefactor, Guardian, and above donation.

Click here to see the 2022-2023 -5782-5783 Torah Fund Campaign details.

Donations at the Benefactor level or above can be made in installments between now and June 1, 2023.

Contact Jody Sigal, Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood Torah Fund Chair to make arrangements, purchase cards, certificates, or any questions at 847.478.8146