On Giving Tuesday, Please Advance Our Spaces Campaign
Posted on Nov 24, 2021
We know our Torah Fund supporters care deeply about Jewish education and the future of Conservative/Masorti Judaism. Let’s make this a banner year for our Creating New Spaces campaign, and help build a strong future for our Jewish people. For Giving Tuesday, please contribute to this campaign and help advance our two important projects.
Donate here (opt for Torah Fund Creating New Spaces Campaign).
Creating New Spaces provides nurturing physical and spiritual spaces for our students and next-generation Jewish leaders through two significant initiatives:
The Women’s League Study Space in the new JTS Undergraduate Residence Hall, part of the state-of-the-art campus renovation designed by world-renowned architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. This environment-friendly area hosts new technology, an essential element in higher education, and it provides access for people with disabilities, well-equipped kitchen facilities, and sections for students to study and socialize.
The Women’s League Institute on Gender Bias and Harassment, a ground-breaking special course of training at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. A safe space for discussion of these topics, this forum helps students identify instances of bias and harassment and enables them to build skills to deal with these challenges — whether in the workplace, synagogue, school, summer camp, or wherever their rabbinic career takes them.
Our goal is to raise $200,000 to be equally split between the two schools; thanks to the generosity of our wonderful donors, we’ve already raised $111,000. Please help Torah Fund further these two important projects by giving today. We’re grateful for your donation, thank you!
For our Canadian supporters: Please make your check payable to Jewish Theological Society and send to 100 Elder Street • North York, Ontario, M3H 5G7.
“The JTS and Ziegler students are amazing. They are so dedicated to their studies and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism. I am proud to provide my support to these two important projects.”
—Janet Kirschner, Torah Fund Vice Chair, Finance
“The Creating New Spaces Campaign is a Torah Fund special project with designated results. I love knowing where my donation is going, in addition to my Torah Fund general campaign contribution.”
—Madeleine Gimbel, Torah Fund Vice Chair, Communications
“The Creating New Spaces Campaign gives me an opportunity to designate my donation. I love thinking about the students living in the new undergraduate residence hall at JTS, studying in the Women’s League Study Space where they have state-of-the-art access to the modern technology they need. Students at Ziegler have learned concepts important in their future work in the Jewish community through the Women’s League Institute on Gender Bias and Harassment. I am impressed that this program has already expanded, providing valuable lessons for congregations’ leadership searching for new clergy. I choose to give to Creating New Spaces to ensure a positive future for the Conservative/Masorti community.”
—Barbara Ezring, International Torah Fund Chair