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WRJ Goes to Israel

WRJ is thrilled to announce a meaningful, spiritual, and educational trip to Israel in May of 2023. Participants will immerse themselves in ancient Jewish history and modern-day Arab/Jewish co-existence. 

Rabbi Marla Feldman Set to Retire in 2023

WRJ announced that its executive director of ten years, Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, will retire on June 30, 2023. Feldman, who is both a Reform rabbi and lawyer, became the executive director of WRJ in 2012, following ten years of other leadership positions in the Reform Movement.

WRJ says STOP

WRJ has launched an 18-month initiative against sexual harassment and assault in our communities. Learn more about this social justice endeavor and check out our upcoming webinars and Advocacy Guide. 

What's New

Parashat Nitzavim

September 23, 2022
My congregation’s women’s group recently held our annual “Sisterhood Shabbat,” celebrating the women of our congregation and installing our new board. Services were preceded by a yummy potluck dinner that attracted a fair crowd. As dinner was getting underway in our social hall, one of our congregants spotted a couple of millennial women in the lobby who had arrived early for services….and invited them to join the dinner.

A High Holiday Message from Sara B. Charney

September 23, 2022
In preparation for the High Holy Days, during the month of Elul, we take stock, reflect, and engage in an accounting of the soul, cheshbon hanefesh. Other customs during Elul include the daily recitation of Psalm 27, making amends with others, the sounding of the shofar, and giving tzedakah...Inspired by the clarion call of the shofar, WRJ empowers women around the globe to stand up for justice, take on increased leadership roles, and use their platforms and voices to make a difference. There is so much going on, and you always have a home with your WRJ sisters.

WRJ Ventures “Off the Beaten Path” in Israel

September 16, 2022
Shabbat Shalom! This Shabbat, we have some exciting news to share. We’ve all been hearing about a potential WRJ Israel trip in 2023 for over a year, and now, it’s happening! Many WRJ members have visited Israel on their own, with friends or families, and/or with WRJ. We’ve experienced the sights, sounds, and delicacies of this beautiful country, either as first-timers or repeat visitors. Every trip to Israel is different from the others (though the food is remarkable whenever we visit!), and this one will be the most exciting yet.

Torah Study

WRJ has always advocated for equal rights for women in Jewish learning and worship, bringing a unique, feminist perspective to Reform Jewish study and providing resources from which to learn and pray. In this section, you will find our Divrei Torah, Torah study guides, and so much more!