Welcome to Heartland District!

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Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) strengthens the voice 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.

Welcome to the WRJ Heartland District website! Whether you are a member of Women of Reform Judaism, leader of a WRJ-affiliated women’s group/sisterhood, WRJ leader, or someone who shares our common goal of ensuring a vibrant future for Reform Jewish women, we hope you will find helpful information and resources on this site. As you explore the site, you will find:

  • Information on the upcoming programs and events held within our district that provide opportunities to connect with each other through praying, learning, and engaging with one another at regional conferences and local gatherings. 
  • Tools and resources to help you in your leadership role. 
  • Access to district leaders who are available to support you as advisors, consultants, teachers, and program speakers. Our Executive Committee members and committee chairs, as well as the staff at the WRJ office, are available to assist you as needed.
  • Opportunities to share and network with other WRJ members and leaders throughout the Heartland area. 

I am so excited to help lead our new Heartland District into the future. I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your passion for WRJ, and discovering what inspires you to join in. I am sure it will be a time for us to gain knowledge from each other and share in our success as women’s groups, as leaders, and as individuals.

Welcome to the WRJ Heartland District! 

 

Rozan Anderson
WRJ Heartland District President 2023-2026

wrjhdpresident@gmail.com 

Upcoming Events

"Unorthodox Education" West Coast Watch Party

- PT
17 Tishri 5784 to 18 Tishri 5784
Join us for a watch party of the documentary, "Unorthodox Education." The film examines the fact that tens of thousands of Jewish schoolchildren graduate from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn 'yeshiva' high schools without knowing who George Washington was or that the Earth moves around the Sun.

"Unorthodox Education" East Coast Watch Party

- ET
18 Tishri 5784
Join us for a watch party of the documentary, "Unorthodox Education." The film examines the fact that tens of thousands of Jewish schoolchildren graduate from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn 'yeshiva' high schools without knowing who George Washington was or that the Earth moves around the Sun.

“Unorthodox Education” Q&A

- ET
27 Tishri 5784
Whether you tuned in solo, joined us for the watch party, or haven't had the chance to experience the documentary "Unorthodox Education" just yet, you won't want to miss the opportunity to engage directly with the minds behind it all.

WRJ Updates

My Not-So-Traditional Leadership Story

September 19, 2023
How did you wind up on WRJ’s Board? My journey to WRJ’s Board is different than many, and I hope it can encourage others that there is more than one path to WRJ leadership. I participated in my sisterhood’s activities and WRJ District activities, but I had not served in leadership on either level.

Find a WRJ Sisterhood

Sisterhoods are dedicated to a wide variety of religious, educational, social, philanthropic, and advocacy efforts. They are also an outlet for Reform Jewish women and an integral part of any congregation. Find a sisterhood in your area today!