I am very pleased that you have taken the time to learn about the Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation. We are made up of a diverse group of outstanding women. Whether you join our amazing organization in order to socialize and meet new people, or if you want to jump in and get involved, you will be happy that you chose to do so. We offer opportunities for everyone, no matter what your interests or background. You are sure to find activities and programs that will appeal to you.

Some examples of our programs include Informational Presentations, Social Action Projects, Book Club, Judaica Gift Shop for volunteering as well as shopping, library assistants, and plenty of opportunities for socialization. If you like to cook, bake or knit, there are opportunities for you too. If you are interested in mahjongg, bridge, or canasta, you will find people with common interests. And we are always receptive to new ideas!

We develop fundraisers to help programs within the Synagogue such as Student Scholarships, The Early Childhood Program, the Religious School, and the B’nai Mitzvah Students. We also make annual contributions to Community organizations such as the Jacobsen Family Food Pantry, Boca Helping Hands, and the Jewish Braille Institute.

We support Social Action Projects important to our National Organization: “Mathilde’s Mentionables,” involves the collection of new or gently used undergarments for women in need. “Sharsheret,” is an organization that assists and educates Jewish individuals and families dealing with breast and ovarian cancer.  Our Torah Fund campaign supports all five Seminaries internationally to provide scholarships for rabbinical and cantorial students.

Back in March we were forced to postpone our events due to the uncertainty that we were faced with because of Covid-19.  We hope to reschedule the “Purses for a Purpose” fundraiser as well as the Authors Forum.  Meanwhile, we have all become familiar with the concept of “Zoom.”  Let’s look at the bright side of this Pandemic.  Since we cannot meet in person, we are fortunate that we can continue to be connected and stay informed and entertained. Individuals that are no longer in town are able to join us!  Book Club has continued to meet monthly.  We have been able to cook together, learn flower arranging, have discussions about films, and participate in lectures and presentations.  We have so much more planned in the coming months.  I extend my sincere appreciation to our Women’s League members that have stepped up and volunteered their time and talents to provide us with such interesting programs.  Please watch your emails so that you can keep up with all that we are doing.

Our success and achievements are measured by the support and dedication of our valuable members. I am honored to be working with these strong and powerful women.

I look forward to welcoming and getting to know each and every one of you very soon.

Roseanne Sopher