Judy Wexler

Judy Wexler
Vice President, Member Services
Women of Reform Judaism

Judy Wexler serves as First Vice President for the North American Board of WRJ, where she is proud to promote WRJ's three pillars of Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Justice to WRJ's approximately 30,000 members. Judy is a past sisterhood president and past synagogue president of North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, Illinois. She is a former practicing attorney and teacher, and currently helps prepare young adults for their B’nei Mitzvah.

 

Parashat D'varim

Judy Wexler

Recently, I was bicycling with my husband, and we looked up to see a flock of birds sailing across the sky in formation.

Parashat Chukat

Judy Wexler
In Parashat Chukat, we read how the community begins to heal after the death of Miriam and Aaron. Our community will need to figure out ways to heal as well, after the pain and challenges of the past few years. My community is working through grief from this week’s July 4th mass shooting, at which we lost one of our synagogue members. The support from our sisters throughout the world has been heart-warming and provides hope—although we know that much must change. Miriam’s leadership helps us to understand how important and difficult change is. Just as she showed the Israelites the way, through her singing and dancing, so will we all move forward in the best ways we can.

Parashah Matot-Mas’ei

Judy Wexler

In my professional work with middle school students, teaching reading and writing, I often find myself talking about compassion. It is difficult for these young adults to feel compassion for the characters in the books we readand it is especially difficult