Fried Women's Conference

This flagship event offers leadership education, social and spiritual experiences and so much more!

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Join WRJ this spring to “unmask your potential” at what is sure to be an unforgettable, in-person (re)union at the Fried Women’s Conference (FWC)! 

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When: Thursday, May 30th at 5:00pm CT through Sunday, June 2nd at 11:00am CT  

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana 

Who: All women, nonbinary, and gender fluid folks interested in WRJ and the Reform Jewish Movement, including new WRJ members, sisterhood leaders, WRJ Board members, Board alumnae, and more. No matter your place in the Reform community, there is something for everyone at FWC!  

What: WRJ’s flagship event, FWC is a multi-day experience to hone leadership skills, further Jewish learning, partake in women-led worship and music, and deepen connections with other sisterhoods, women, and WRJ at large. Attendees will participate in workshops and learning sessions, create connections and network with other Reform women, experience meaningful Shabbat worship and music, learn from experts and from each other, and enjoy time together with WRJ leaders and friends.  

Why: FWC attendees will leave feeling rejuvenated and, with the support of their WRJ sisters, be better prepared with take-away learnings and actionable items to guide their own sisterhoods and serve as leaders in their communities and on a personal level. 

How: This conference is possible in part by a generous gift from WRJ lifetime Board member Joanne B. Fried. Joanne’s funding allows WRJ to underwrite a substantial portion of the registration fees, allowing more women to experience FWC. 

The Fun Stuff 

What to expect over the four days: 

  • Learn more about WRJ’s impact and priority areas – Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Justice
  • Experience the culture of New Orleans and Southern Judaism
  • Get to know other WRJ women in a variety of settings
  • Learn 
  • Grow 
  • Connect 

Schedule Highlights: 

  • Four blocks of workshops (30+ unique sessions to choose from) 
  • WRJ District gatherings 
  • Engaging keynote speakers addressing our 3 pillars – Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Justice 
  • YES (Youth, Education, & Special Projects) Fund program to see our collective impact firsthand  
  • Meaningful and moving Shabbat worship with a fabulous musician-in-residence Elana Arian, featuring the return of the popular WRJ Choir 
  • Shabbat Morning Torah study options 
  • Installation of WRJ’s new Executive Committee, Board, and Executive Director 
  • Networking and affinity groups to share ideas with women in similar roles and with common interests and challenges  
  • Fun evening programs to learn, play, and connect 
  • Programs to move, think, and reflect 
  • Optional offsite jazz lunch 

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Questions? Contact us at or 212-650-4050. 

We can’t wait to have you join us in New Orleans! 

FWC 2024 co-chairs
                      Jenn Daley and Michelle Scheinkopf, FWC 2024 co-chairs
                                     (co-chair Joanne Fried not pictured)