Leadership Resources

Northeast District

Liaison ~ Meetings ~ Area Directors ~ Resources & Programming ~ Forms & Documents

 

This page contains information and resources of special interest to current, past, and prospective members of the Board of the Northeast District

 

Northeast Delegates to the 2015 WRJ Assembly
Northeast District Delegates at the WRJ 2015 Assembly

Liaison with WRJ and the Reform Movement

The Northeast District is the link between Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) and Reform sisterhoods and women's groups in Eastern Canada, New England, and New York. We encourage understanding and support of WRJ's programs, as well as participation in WRJ's activities and projects. We also provide direct services and leadership training for our members and sisterhoods through a variety of meetings within the Northeast District each year.

 

Northeast District Meetings

May 22, 2022 – Boston area event (Newton, MA)

May 26, 2022 – Long Island area event (virtual)

June 17-19, 2022 – District Weekend (Albany, NY)

June 21, 2022 – Board of Directors Meeting** (virtual)

October 29 & 30, 2022 – Mandated committees*** and Board of Directors Meeting** (Danbury, CT)

March 23-26, 2023 – District convention (Danbury, CT)

Check our Events & Webinars page for additional information and events.

Notes:

*   The Executive Committee includes district officers and area directors

**  The Board of Directors includes the Executive Committee; committee chairs; past district presidents; WRJ Board members residing in the Northeast District; and the president of each affiliated sisterhood or women's group in good standing in the Northeast District, or her duly appointed representative

*** Mandated committees are the Budget, Constitutional Revisions, and Nominating Committees

 

Area Directors

Do you know what an area director is, and what she does? Area directors are the connection between your sisterhood or women's group and the Northeast District and WRJ.

Resources & Programming

The Northeast District offers many resources to its sisterhoods and women's groups regarding leadership development, membership growth, program ideas, and more. Additionally, WRJ offers a panoply of resources; see WRJ Resources 2022 on Yammer.

Speakers Bureau

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Speakers Bureau

 

Your sisterhood or women's group is entitled to a speaker from the Northeast District. Programs are being held virtually with great success. 

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Programming & Fundraising

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Sisterhoods and women's groups in the Northeast District have held events featuring programs that can be duplicated by your own group.

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The YES Fund

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We support WRJ's YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special projects) and our groups sponsor programming for the YES Fund, which supports URJ's summer camps, Reform seminaries, and WRJ initiatives in North America and throughout the world. Read more >

Membership, Dues, and Special Funds

The key to every sisterhood is membership...

Every sisterhood wants to attract more members and potential leaders. The question is: How do we do this? OUR MEMBERSHIP AND DUES PAGE has answers, as well as information about Northeast District dues and the Northeast District Fund, our voluntary fund.

Marketing

... and the key to membership is marketing

The way to attract new members often depends on how you market your sisterhood. OUR MARKETING TOOLS PAGE contains ideas for spreading the word about your sisterhood in your synagogue and beyond.

Forms & Documents

Forms

Speakers Bureau Forms

Forms for the Northeast District Speakers Bureau – request form, sisterhood evaluation, and speaker's report – can be found on our Speakers Bureau webpage.

 

Leadership Update Form

Report leadership changes on WRJ's Leadership Information Form.

 

Annual Commitment Form

Sisterhoods and women's groups may use the Northeast District's Annual Commitment Form to make an annual contribution to the Northeast District Fund.

 

Payment Request Forms

District board members may use the following forms to request reimbursements or advance check requests.

 

Kevuda Application

District board alumnae are invited to join the Kevuda Society. Visit the Kevuda webpage for details and the application form.

Documents

Governance Documents

The following Northeast District governance documents can be viewed, printed, or downloaded in PDF format.

 

WRJ Resources

WRJ Resources for Sisterhoods (Yammer access required)

 

Style Guide

A style guide establishes standard style requirements to improve communication by ensuring consistency both within a document, and across multiple documents.

The WRJ Style Guide is available on Yammer.* It sets out guidelines for punctuation, capitalization, formatting of numbers, and other elements of style, and is based on the Chicago Manual of Style.

* Need to get access to Yammer? Click here to learn how.

The Northeast District of Women of Reform Judaism

Eastern Canada, New England, and New York State