My involvement with WRJ has always been part of my DNA, but I never really became involved until someone from my local sisterhood asked 23 years ago this spring. I guess the adage all you have to do is ask holds some truth.
Are we living Jewishly? This is a very challenging time in the world to think about this question. When Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, 2023 it altered the world, especially the Jewish world.
Jenn: In 2006, I began my sisterhood journey because leaders of my sisterhood deemed it was time for “new blood.” They were tired of always being in charge. At the time, I did not hold a position on the Board and had only assisted on one fundraiser.
“There are people hurting, there are people suffering, so we have an obligation, a mandate, to do something.”
As Reform Jews, our history is steeped in the struggle for justice. “Tzedek, Tzedek tirdof!” our Torah instructs..
WRJ was in the house for URJ’s 150th celebration in Washington, D.C., at the end of last year! So much love and many hugs as we celebrated the joy of being together IN PERSON.
It is time again for New Year’s resolutions - that annual promise that THIS year will be YOUR year. “Out with the old and in with the new! This year I will get organized/learn a new skill/exercise more/travel more.” You get the idea.
While motivation is high.
In our latest District President Spotlight series, meet Faith Alexander! Faith is the current Southeast District President. Learn how Faith developed her leadership skills and more in this Q&A:
How did you come to be a WRJ leader?
I became a sisterhood leader
Like any good family history, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) has more than a few standout matriarchs. Each one has some colorful notes in their histories, and each helped move the organization forward.
As the Union of Reform Judaism celebrates its 150th...
In October 2023, the Violence Policy Center published its review of 25 years of female homicide victimization in the United States from 1996 to 2020. Of note, they found that 92 percent of female victims knew their male killers, 61 percent of which were an...