The Heartland District includes parts or all of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


Welcome to Heartland District!

A Message from Rozan Anderson, Heartland District President


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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 upcoming district programs and events. 
  • 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.
  • Opportunities to share and network with other WRJ members and leaders throughout the Heartland area. 

I am honored to help lead our Heartland District into the future. Lev el Lev (Heart to Heart): may we strengthen one another as we share in our successes and challenges as women’s groups, as leaders, and as individuals.


Rozan Anderson
WRJ Heartland District President 2023-2026


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