Southern Region

Ellen Vinocur Potash, President
6740 Autumnwood
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: 615-673-6652
Cell: 615-497-5721

Spring '13 Updates

B’ruchot Haba’ot

Welcome to Southern Region, Women's League for Conservative Judaism.

In the beginning, 1958, we were a "Branch in Training". Eleven Sisterhoods participated in our first conference in 1959 where Phyllis Weinstein was chosen to be our leader. Women's League officially accepted us as a Branch at Convention 1960 and Phyllis Weinstein became our first president. We continued to change, becoming Southern Region in 2007, and to grow, welcoming in 2008, our newest affiliate transferring from Seaboard Region, Beth David Sisterhood, Greensboro, North Carolina. Today, we encompass the great states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee with 25 Sisterhood affiliates.

Our mission is to serve as a connection between Women's League and its affiliates and members and to provide services that will strengthen our Sisterhoods.


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Women's League for Conservative Judaism is organized to further the preservation of traditional Judaism and recognizes that the home, the synagogue and its religious school are necessary to reach those goals. Women's League for Conservative Judaism, as a religious organization affiliated with the Conservative Movement, recognizes its responsibility to its membership to formulate ideals of leadership, which can serve as a standard toward which we can all serve.

In this spirit, the following cornerstones of commitment and observance, consistent with the halakha of the Conservative Movement, are set forth: Israel, Jewish Study, Kashrut, Shabbat and Yom Tov, Synagogue, and Tz'dakah.