Message from the President
Welcome to Women of Temple Etz Chaim!
We are a group of vibrant and multi-faceted women of all ages and at all stages of life. We support and enhance our congregation with our connection and commitment to the synagogue, religious school, preschool, and USY programs. We provide programming for women in many areas -- everything from social events to social action, activities that can be cultural or religious, community service-oriented, educational, and entertaining. We are also connected to Jewish women across the country through our membership in the Pacific Southwest Region of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and provide support for Conservative seminary students through our participation in WLCJ’s Torah Fund campaign.
Women of TEC has so much to offer you! Please consider joining a committee or volunteering in our Judaica Shop, or just attending one of our many programs! Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Temple, and are open to all WOTEC members. I, along with all WOTEC Board members, am always available to speak with you and to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact me any time at email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you all at our events and at Temple.
Cindy Scherr, President
Torah Fund Campaign
2019 - 2020 (5779)
Every year the Torah Fund has a theme, and this year it is ATID, which means "Future". As Women’s League for Conservative Judaism enters its second century, Torah Fund begins its 78th year, and the State of Israel enters its 72nd year. We look forward with joy to our future together.
Please make a difference in preserving Conservative Judaism by supporting Torah Fund, the dedicated philanthropy of the Women's League For Conservative Judaism. The goal for Women of TEC is to have 100% participation in the 2019-2020 Torah Fund Campaign. Torah Fund donations go directly 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 and the work to keep education going is still at the forefront. Individual donors at the Benefactor Level ($180) or higher receive the distinctive Torah Fund ATID pin in recognition of their gift. Please donate today. All donations are appreciated and no amount is too small!
Thank you to all our members who have already donated and to the members who still want to, please encourage your entire family and children to become involved. We look forward to achieving our donation goals this year!
Our future depends on you.
Torah Fund Vice-President
Women of TEC Scholarship
WOTEC awards scholarships to students of temple members (Elementary to entering 12th grade). Students participating in the following program, for the FIRST time, may apply for the following scholarships:
• Jewish Overnight Camps (Day Camps Excluded)
• Organized Summer Jewish Student Trips to Israel (i.e., March of the Living, Ramah Israel, USY on Wheels, etc.)
Please submit completed applications to Laura Bailin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 29, 2020.
Keep Students Connected to TEC
Do you have students attending college, graduate school or studying away from home? Women of TEC would like to help your children stay connected. WOTEC will be sending out cards and care packages, in time for Hanukkah, Purim and the Jewish New Year to let your children know we're thinking of them.
Anyone interested in giving a tribute to someone need only contact the Women of TEC member below and a beautiful Tribute Card will be mailed with your message. Notification will be submitted to the TEC Newsletter. It’s that easy! The cost is only $3 per card (postage included) or you may purchase 6 cards for $18. Your tribute will be sent AFTER we receive your donation. A tribute representative will also be available at Board and General Meetings to take your Tribute order.
Please contact Bonnie Rothman at email@example.com
Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Wedding Invitations
Looking for Bar/Bar Mitzvah or Wedding invitations, don't forget you can purchase through WOTEC volunteer Ann Ross (805-449-4200). You will receive a 25% discount and help support the Temple and the Women of TEC.
Our Board of Directors
|Youth VP||Laura Bailin|
|Recording and Corresponding Secretary||Pam Friedman|
|Executive VP and Co Torah Fund VP||Linda Hutchings|
|Programs and Education VP||Sarah Karamas|
|Membership VP, Past President and Parliamentarian||Elissa Lazarus|
|Co Torah Fund VP||Esther Pullan|
|Treasurer||Jen Sonnenberg Rhim|
|Financial Secretary||Etta Weinstein|