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Bridges: Bending Toward Justice

Simona Seiderman

A bridge is a structure between two points, and is defined by Merriam-Webster as a “pathway over an obstacle.” Indeed, the Civil Rights Movement has been replete with obstacles! Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) said, “. . .

At the White House, A Call To Not Be Silent

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch
This Monday, I was honored to be invited to represent Women of Reform Judaism and our Reform Movement at the White House. I attended a convening on conflict-related sexual violence to mark the annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

YES Fund Grantee Spotlight: ish

YES fund recipient

ish is a Cincinnati-based community engagement organization centering Jewish arts and cultural traditions as a platform for connecting artists with communities to create new experiences, inspire pride in Jewish and intersectional identity, and foster

Connecting to WRJ's Pillars as a First Timer

The weekend I spent at the 2024 Fried Women’s Conference was one of the most exhilarating weekends of my life. Constantly meeting warm, friendly faces, I was welcomed into my first Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Fried Women’s Conference with open arms.

Building Connections and Community: The Kevuda Society

Vivian Blumstein

Since 2020, I have had the honor of being chair of the Kevuda Society, the alumnae group for former members of the WRJ boards of District 1, District 3, and the Northeast District. 

WRJ alumnae groups have always faced challenges as to how to engage, given the

A Mother's Day Call to Action

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch

I am a mom. It is one piece of my identity (see also: spouse, daughter, rabbi, Reform Jew) and it is an important part of who I am, today and every day. Creating a better world for our kids is what drives me each day. 

Today, I am thinking about the moms who

Why WRJ? My Leadership Journey

Rachelle Weiss Crane

My journey with Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) began in 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. The sisterhood at my congregation had been floundering and then disbanded. The senior rabbi asked me to help re-establish the women’s group.