Advocacy & Social Justice

About WRJ Social Justice

Leading with the principle of Tikkun Olam, WRJ mobilizes collective action on a variety of causes to create a more just and compassionate world for people of all backgrounds and identities. 


WRJ's Social Justice Anthem

WRJ Social Justice Anthem


In October 2022, WRJ announced our new social justice anthem, "Another Thing Coming," written by singer-songwriter Kyra Goldman. When asked about her inspiration for this song, she said, "I wanted to create an anthem where you could actually feel the energy of an army of women marching together in power. While writing, I thought of my mom and imagined her strength behind me."

Download the sheet music and teach it during an upcoming sisterhood event.

Key Issues

Gender-Based Violence

WRJ monitors and addresses sexual harassment and assault, domestic violence, date rape and campus violence, spousal and child abuse, trafficking, and the use of firearms when committing acts of domestic violence.

Reproductive Health & Rights

In Judaism, life is sacred. Banning potentially lifesaving medical procedures and interfering with a doctor’s decision-making runs contrary to the Jewish commandment to protect life. WRJ is a leading advocate for reproductive rights and health and continues to oppose state and federal restrictions that limit access to birth control and safe abortion services.

Civil Rights, Racial Justice & DEI

WRJ is committed to doing the essential work of DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) within WRJ, in our Movement, and in our Jewish, local and national communities, in ourselves working with partners in the greater community. WRJ understands DEI and Racial Justice work to be continuing the work of ongoing improvement by educating ourselves and bending the arc of history toward justice, inclusion, and belonging.

Immigration Reform & Refugee Rights

Today, we face the enormous challenges posed by our nation's broken immigration system. We can no longer delay its reform. From finding a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and TPS holders to seeking asylum and much more, WRJ stands up for the immigrant as a core part of Jewish tradition.

Israel & Global Affairs

Since WRJ was established, our women have been deeply engaged in issues of international importance, including supporting peace efforts through international bodies, promoting human rights, and advocacy around global health and international development initiatives.

Resolutions, Statements, & Public Comments

Since 1913, WRJ has led the Reform Movement in social action advocacy. Our Resolutions have preceded policy in many areas, such as women's reproductive rights, civil rights, and economic justice.

Advocacy Guides, Education Programs and Resources

Resolution Advocacy Guides include program suggestions, talking points, and advocacy ideas for sisterhoods and women's groups on various key issues and how to take action on WRJ Resolutions and Statements.

Alerts & Opportunities to Act

Read engaging communications sent by WRJ highlighting important developments in social justice news, including information on press releases, WRJ Board of Directors Resolutions and Statements, and suggested actions for sisterhood. Find all Advocacy Matters e-newsletters and special issue editions here.

Advocacy Sign-Ons

WRJ often signs on to letters and briefs with coalitions and partners on policy issues of concern for the organization and the Reform Movement at large. A list of all letters and briefs that WRJ has signed onto is kept by the WRJ RAC Eisendrath Legislative Assistant based in Washington, D.C. Below are recent lists of signings by year:

Sign Ons 2019-2020

Sign Ons 2018-2019

Sign Ons 2017-2018

Sign Ons 2016-2017

Sign Ons 2015-2016

Sign Ons 2012-2015

RAC fellows in DC

With your support, WRJ strengthens the voices of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values. Consider making a donation today!


Group photo from Jewtina Fellowship