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Who Are We?

As a collective presence, voice and strength of the women of Temple Israel of the City of New York, the Women's Leadership Council's mission is to bring the women of Temple Israel together in friendship for personal growth through social activities, study, prayer and worship and acts of loving kindness. The Women's Leadership Council supports Temple Israel, its community and promotes the ideals of Reform Judaism.

Why Participate?

Membership in WLC is a great way to deepen your connections to other temple members -- and to Judaism. Participation will give you the opportunity to become a part of a dynamic, energetic and caring community of women of all ages, and provide an outlet for your creativity, talent, and leadership potential. And most importantly, have fun!

Join Us Today!

Join a vibrant group of women and experience the unique bond of sisterhood. Our goal is 100% support from the women in our congregation. Whether you have plenty of time or very little, your dues donation is vital to the WLC's efforts and contributions to Temple Israel. If you have questions about membership, contact Carole Ross, VP, Membership.

Register for membership today!

Book Club - To The End of The Land By David Grossman
Wednesday, May 24 | 7pm

wlcbookclubmay24The powerful story of a mother's love for her son. Just before his release from service in the Israeli army, Ora's son Ofer is sent back to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief and magical thinking, so that no bad news can reach her, Ora sets out on an epic hike in the Galilee. Ofer's story, as told by Ora, becomes a mother's haunting meditation on war and family.

Beginner Canasta Lessons
Class Starts Wednesday, July 12 | 10am

wlccanastaLearn Modern American Canasta from our dynamic and passionate instructor, Elyse Kremins*. She teaches this modern card game which is slightly different than the Canasta your mothers and grandmothers played. No partner is necessary to learn this fun card game that stimulates thinking in a social atmosphere.

The cost to WLC members is $150 for 4 lessons and an instruction book. Non-WLC members will be charged $200. The class is open to non-Temple member friends. Please register by Wednesday, July 6. Class dates: July 12, July 13, July 26, and July 27 at 10am.

*Elyse is a lawyer, registered nurse turned canasta instructor. She is certified to teach by the Canasta League of America, the foremost leader in modern canasta instruction in the United States. You can check out her website, www.canastalessons.com.

3rd Thursday of Every Month | 10am

wlccanastaAll level welcome. $15 fee to play (WLC members pay only $10). Refreshments served.

Mah Jongg
3rd Wednesday of Every Month | 6:30pm

mahjonggAll levels welcome. Dinner served. $20 fee to play. (WLC members play for $18.)