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Torah Fund 2017-2018 Mah Tovu 5778

Sisterhood of Congregation B’nai Israel
2017-2018 Torah Fund Campaign 5778
Tuesday, January 30, 2017 6:00 PM


Mah tovu, which means “how good!” is a phrase that originates in the Torah, in Numbers 24:5. Quoted in our prayer book, it forms the basis of the opening prayer that is sung when we enter the synagogue.  The pin, featuring the number 100 in raised letters and encased in a silver frame, is a treasured keepsake of the Women’s League centennial celebration to wear with pride.

The full phrase is Mah tovu ohalecha Yaakov, mishk’notecha Yisrael, “How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel!” It is a spontaneous exclamation of joy and appreciation, said when gazing at the nation of Israel, dwelling in peace and mutual respect. As we celebrate the beginning of the 100th year of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and the end of the 75th year of the Torah Fund Campaign, we count our many blessings as individuals within the community of Israel. We are blessed in our synagogues with depth of learning, prayer, and acts of kindness that bind us together; with communal leaders who are thoughtful and learned; with children and grandchildren who make us smile; and with the love of family and friends — especially our Women’s League sisters — who are such a strong support to us.


This year your support of Torah Fund as a benefactor remains at a donation of $180.00. {***CHECKS MADE OUT TO “TORAH FUND”***} With your pledge, you will receive this beautiful pin as depicted above. Wear your pin, representing our family theme, with pride, especially during the holiday season. Higher gift giving is also available, $300.00 for Guardian and $600 for Associate Patron, etc. and each pin is embellished with a special jewel. There are scholarship opportunities as well.

Please send your check to Marilyn Levine (made out to Torah Fund) and she will give you a pin, or drop it off at the Synagogue office where pins are also available.

May this year of Torah Fund be a beautiful blessing for you and your family!


Individual donors to Torah Fund at the Benefactor level or higher receive the distinctive Torah Fund pin in recognition of their gift.

  • $180 – Benefactor
  • $300 – Guardian Level
  • $600 – Associate Patron
  • $1,200 – Patron

womens-league-national-logoThe Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is the dedicated philanthropy of Women’s League, its members, and its affiliated sisterhoods in Conservative congregations across North America.


Women’s League and Torah Fund are proud to support the education of the future rabbis, cantors, educators, and scholars who will serve as the gifted leaders and innovators of the Conservative Movement. Torah Fund has raised more than $95 million since its inception as a grass-roots fund-raising campaign. For more information on Torah Fund, visit http://www.jtsa.edu/torah-fund

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