Since WRJ was established, our women have been deeply engaged in issues of international importance, including supporting peace efforts through international bodies, promoting human rights, and advocacy around global health and international development initiatives. WRJ is a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations and works with other Jewish and women’s NGOs to address these international issues of concern.
WRJ has advocated for and supported the State of Israel from its earliest days and works in partnership with the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), Women of the Wall (WOW), and WRJ-Israel, composed of nearly 30 Israeli women’s groups. We are committed to the peace process as well as advancing religious pluralism and equal rights for women in Israel. WRJ cares deeply about international Jewry and works collaboratively with the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) and other organizations to secure the rights and well-being of Jews wherever they live.
Following the attacks on October 7, 2023, WRJ jumped to action in support of our partners in Israel. We stand with the people of Israel during these difficult and challenging days and pray for the safety and immediate release of all of the hostages.
As the war progresses, WRJ will continue to update its resources accordingly.
As countless Middle Eastern refugees are displaced by civil war, the WRJ Executive Committee has released a statement urging sisterhoods to educate, donate, and assist in resettling and governments to open their borders and work toward an international solution. WRJ has a long history supporting the rights of the refugees, including through annual resolutions on displaced persons from 1946-1949.