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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.

Book Club - Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir By Annette Gendler
Wednesday, July 12 | 7pm
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wlcbookclubjuly12Annette Gendler, a Christian, fell in love with Harry, a Jewish man in Germany in 1985. Weighed down by the burdens of their family histories, Annette and Harry kept their relationship secret for three years, until they could forge a path into the future and create a new life in Chicago. As time went on, however, Annette found a spiritual home in Judaism―a choice that paved the way toward acceptance by Harry’s family, and redemption for some of the wounds of her own family’s past.

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

Canasta
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.)