Sisterhood 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) and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem).


The Torah Fund campaign was first launched in 1942 as a scholarship fund. In 1963, it combined with the Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall campaign that provided housing for undergraduate students. Since then, Torah Fund has been a vital source of support for JTS and its students, raising more than 66 million dollars. Thousands of dedicated volunteers have contributed to the spiritual, esthetic and material well being of the JTS community by supporting Torah Fund projects.

The monies collected through the Nashville chapter support our religious school as well as the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.


Torah Fund Major Gifts

  • Scholarship to Secure our Future
  • Keter Kavod (Crown of Honor)
  • Women's League Seminary Synagogue
  • Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall
  • Goldsmith Hall
  • JTS Quad
  • Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Garden
  • Library Bookshelves
  • Residence Hall at the University of Judaism


Torah Fund Dinner

The 2012 Torah Fund Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 16.


Torah Fund Pin for 5773 (2012-2013)

Uri Uri: Awake - Greet the New Dawn!

As women, we experience many wake-up calls. Devorah the Prophet was a judge in Israel when she was roused from her seat under a palm tree to lead her people’s troops into battle with the words, “Arise, arise, Devorah; arise and join in the chant.” (Judges 5:12) But Devorah was also known as a mother in Israel, and as such she must have been responsive to the great variety of wake-up calls women experience throughout their lives: a hungry baby, a child in need, a cause that demands immediate attention and action. 




Torah Fund Donation Levels

A Torah Fund Pin will be given to those who donate at the following levels:

  • $180: Benefactor
  • $300: Guardian Level
  • $600: Associate Patron
  • $1,200: Patron
  • $2,500: Scholarship (Annual)
  • $5,000: Keter Kavod (Annual)

For more information about the Torah Fund Pin, please contact Andrea Thaler.  Call Andrea at (615) 336-5511 or send her a message


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