Benefits of Joining

An essential part of the Reform/Progressive Movement since 1913, WRJ has opened important avenues of opportunity, spirituality, and education for women. WRJ’s forward-thinking ideals have generated a legacy of global achievement for more than a century.

WRJ-affiliated sisterhoods/women's groups and individual members become integral partners in WRJ’s efforts to ensure the future of Reform/Progressive Judaism around the world and in turn, WRJ offers a vast network of programming, resources, and leadership support based in a lengthy and successful history. By affiliating, the your voice joins together with other sisterhoods and individual members world-wide, showing that the power of women organizing to make a difference is limitless and proving that we are truly “stronger together.” 

WRJ is committed to providing affiliated sisterhoods, women's groups, and individual members with resources for leadership development, membership, fundraising, programming, and other organizational materials and tools to enhance their activities and ensure that they will thrive.
 

Benefits of Affiliation for North American Sisterhoods

  • Sisterhood leadership training and education at WRJ Events and WRJ District Events throughout the year, including the WRJ Fried Leadership Conference and WRJ Assembly where there is access to grants to help alleviate fiscal constraints (see the respective event page for more information about grants).
     
  • In-person, complimentary training from experienced WRJ leaders through the WRJ Speakers Bureau.
     
  • Weekly e-mails to Sisterhood leadership with information on membership, programming, leadership development, fundraising, social action, and spirituality.
     
  • Access to a complimentary, interactive WRJ Leadership Resources platform for sisterhood leaders to network and exchange ideas, resources, and programs.
     
  • Continuous WRJ education, including participation on WRJ Training Webinars.
     
  • Ongoing support from the WRJ staff and leadership for a variety of topics related to congregational relations, budgets, event planning, Judaica shops, communication.
     
  • Opportunities to partner with WRJ-Israel women’s groups through the WRJ-Israel Twinning Program to enhance cultural understanding and mutual learning, and participation in a variety of WRJ Programs, including PJ Library, WRJ Lilith Salons, and the WRJ Awards.
     
  • Updates on critical issues of social justice as well as information on how sisterhood members can be proactive and involved in causes important to Reform women
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Benefits of Affiliation for Israel/Global Women's Groups

  • Sisterhood leadership training and education at the WRJ Fried Leadership Conference and WRJ Assembly, including access to grants to help alleviate fiscal constraints (see respective event page for more information about grants).
     
  • In-person training from WRJ leaders as logistics and resources permit.
     
  • Weekly e-mails to Sisterhood leadership with information on membership, programming, leadership development, fundraising, social action, and spirituality.
     
  • Access to a complimentary, interactive WRJ Leadership Resources platform for sisterhood leaders to network and exchange ideas, resources, and programs.
     
  • Continuous WRJ education, including participation on WRJ Training Webinars.
     
  • Ongoing support from the WRJ staff and leadership for a variety of topics related to congregational relations, budgets, event planning, Judaica shops, communication.
     
  • Opportunities to partner with North American sisterhoods through the WRJ-Israel Twinning Program to enhance cultural understanding and mutual learning, and participation in a variety of WRJ Programs, including WRJ Lilith Salons and WRJ Awards.

Benefits of Individual Membership

  • Receive WRJ emails and advocacy alerts, keeping you informed about WRJ's advocacy and social action work.
     
  • Network with other women via Yammer, WRJ's social network.
     
  • Participate in online special interest groups and educational programs.
     
  • Attend events in your WRJ District and/or geographic area.​
     

For more information about WRJ affiliation, individual membership, or to arrange an in-person or virtual visit with a representative, please contact WRJ Manager of Programs & Affiliate Services Heather Lorgeree at hlorgeree@wrj.org or 212.650.4063.