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Women's League for Conservative Judaism records

Identifier: umja0103

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of conference and board meeting minutes, programs, directories, correspondence, and newspaper clippings dated between 1955 and 1992 from the Women's League for Conservative Judaism.


  • 1955-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Women's League of Conservative Judaism is a national network of individual members, sisterhoods, and synagogue women's groups and acts as the voice of the women of the Conservative Movement. Their mission is to support and unite women's groups in their mutual efforts to understand and perpetuate Conservative Judaism and reinforce their bonds with Israel and Jews worldwide.

The Women's League for Conservative Judaism began in 1918 under Mathilde Roth Schechter. One hundred women who were affiliated wth the Jewish Tehological Seminary baneded together to "perpetuate traditional Judaism in their homes, synagogues and communities."

There are 13 Regions (formerly known as Branches) throughout the country -- Minnesota is now part of the IntraContinental region (formerly part of the Midwest Branch). The IntraContinetal Region stays conneted via their website and emails, and gets together at board meetings, Spring Conferences, and at international conventions. Their website can be found at


1.15 Cubic Feet (1 Paige box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of board materials from the Midwest and National Branches of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 2004 by Ardis Wexler, President.

Women's League for Conservative Judaism records, 1955-1992
Erin Smerage and Kate Dietrick
June 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area