What Sisterhoods Can Do
Sisterhoods—often referred to as women's groups—are groups of active and engaged women who belong to a Reform Jewish congregation and work together toward a common cause. WRJ-affiliated sisterhoods* provide an array of leadership opportunities for women in their congregations. Most sisterhoods maintain a voting seat on their congregation’s Board of Directors.
Each sisterhood has different local interests, but they are all dedicated to various religious, educational, social, philanthropic, and advocacy efforts. They are an outlet for the vibrant energy, creativity, and passion of Reform Jewish women, a social hub, and an integral part of any congregation. WRJ supports the women who lead and make up our sisterhoods and provides a global network through which these groups can leverage their resources to advance their shared values.
To become involved in a local WRJ Sisterhood or find one while traveling worldwide, search the “Find a Sisterhood” database. If your congregation does not have a WRJ-affiliated sisterhood, learn how to form a sisterhood (if one does not exist in your local community) and the many benefits of affiliating with WRJ.
*All sisterhoods affiliated with WRJ pay dues to WRJ and their WRJ District based on their number of members, which can vary greatly from one group to another. Contact WRJ's Manager of Engagement, Heather Lorgeree for more information.
WRJ offers a variety of resources through Yammer—a Microsoft-based platform that allows members to search for what they need and connect with each other to ask questions and share ideas. Resources in Yammer include:
- Membership materials
- Program ideas
- Governing advice
- Marketing & Communications best practices...and more!
If you or a member of your sisterhood needs access or have questions about Yammer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is a specific resource that you need, please email us at email@example.com.
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!