Judi Dickstein Kenter to be installed as Vice President of Womenís League For Conservative Judaism

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 By: Rhonda Kahn

Judi Dickstein Kenter, of Dobbs Ferry, New York, will be installed for a second term as a vice president of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism at its 2012 biennial convention (December 2-5, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada). Founded in 1918, Women’s League represents 500 affiliated women’s groups in Conservative synagogues across North American, Great Britain and Israel, as well as individual members. It is dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional Judaism in the home, synagogue and community.

Kenter, a member of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center, was Women’s League recording secretary, chair of Women’s League Kolot BiK’dushah,( a cadre of women qualified to lead services and read Torah), and a member of several other committees. She has represented Women’s League on the Conservative movement’s joint lay steering committee. Kenter also was chair of the Westchester Hebrew High School board of education.  

At the Women’s League convention, more than 500 women will focus on enriching their spiritual lives, their Jewish knowledge and their sense of self, while at the same time, expanding their circle of friends and their commitment to community. Key speakers include Rabbi Elliot Dorff (Rector, Sol & Anne Dorff Distinguished Service, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies), Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson (Vice President and Abner & Roslyn Goldstine Dean’s Chair, Ziegler School), Dr. Ron Wolfson (Fingerhut Professor of Education at the American Jewish University), and scholar-in-residence Dr. Gail Labovitz (Associate Professor of Rabbinics, Ziegler School).

A panel of Israeli delegates will discuss their lives as Masorti Jewish women, while Gangsters, Glitz & Gilda: An Evening of Arts and Entertainment will highlight the arts of the American West, Jewish mobsters and the rise of Las Vegas, and the film “Making Trouble” about the greatest female comic performers of the last century, among other surprises. The new Women’s League strategic plan designed to network all Conservative Jewish women will also be introduced during convention.

Women’s League has a tradition of establishing a chesed project on behalf of a cause close to the host region. This convention is no different. The Value Our Vets campaign in support of the West Los Angeles Fisher House will culminate with a presentation by Rabbi/Colonel Bonnie Koppell, Command Chaplain of the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) in the U.S. Army Reserve. Rabbi Koppell, the first female Jewish chaplain in the United States Army Reserve has served for more than 30 years with numerous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

For more information, please contact Women’s League at 800-628-5083 or email Rhonda Kahn at rkahn@wlcj.org or at www.wlcj.org.