Membership Honors

Members are the cornerstone of WRJ—whether it’s a few or dozens, these strong and passionate Reform Jewish women are the dedicated force that makes up the backbone of a sisterhood, which in turn is the core of WRJ as an organization. These women are the ones who, within the structure of a sisterhood, work together towards WRJ's mission and objectives by implementing new programmatic ideas, advocating for social change, furthering women’s leadership in the Reform Movement, and ensuring the future of Progressive Judaism around the world.

Due to the importance of the member, over the years, WRJ had coordinated several membership campaigns and continues to work with our sisterhoods to grow their membership numbers, thereby ensuring theirs and the organization's success. Currently, membership honors are given biennially to recognize those sisterhoods who have increased their membership by a significant amount (10% or 50% in the two years leading up to the WRJ Assembly).

2015 Membership Honors

Representing the July 2013-June 2015 term and awarded at the WRJ Assembly 2015.

The following sisterhoods were honored for achieving membership increases exceeding 50%

Congregation B’nai Tzedek Sisterhood, Fountain Valley, CA
Temple Anshe Sholom a Beth Torah Sisterhood, Olympia Fields, IL
Temple Beth El Sisterhood, San Antonio, TX
Temple Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Florida, NY
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood, Kingston, NY
Temple Rodeph Torah of Western Monmouth Sisterhood, Marlboro, NJ
Tree of Life Congregation Sisterhood, Morgantown, WV

The following sisterhoods were honored for achieving membership increases exceeding 10%

Atlantic District
Adath Emanu-El Sisterhood, Mount Laurel, NJ
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation Sisterhood, Malvern, PA
Temple Shalom in Broomall Sisterhood, Broomall, PA
Temple Beth Miriam Sisterhood, Elberon, NJ
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, Edison, NJ
Temple Sholom of West Essex Sisterhood, Cedar Grove, NJ

Central District
Temple Beth Emeth Sisterhood, Ann Arbor, MI
Temple Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Hudson, OH
Temple Israel Sisterhood, West Lafayette, IN
Temple Israel Sisterhood, West Bloomfield, MI

Mid-Atlantic District
Bet Aviv Congregation Sisterhood, Columbia, MD
Congregation Ner Shalom Sisterhood, Woodbridge, VA
Ladies Concordia Society Temple of Israel Sisterhood, Wilmington, NC 
Temple Beth Or Sisterhood, Raleigh, NC
Women of Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore, MD

Midwest District
Sinai Temple Sisterhood, Michigan City, IN

Northeast District
North Shore Synagogue Sisterhood, Syosset, NY
Sisterhood of Congregation Sha’aray Shalom, Hingham, MA
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, Waterford, CT
Union Temple Sisterhood, Brooklyn, NY
Women of Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, Scarsdale, NY
Women’s Leadership Council of Temple Israel, New York, NY

Pacific District
Congregation Emanu El Sisterhood, Redlands, CA
Kol Ami Women of Reform Judaism, Vancouver, WA 
Peninsula Temple Sholom Sisterhood, Burlingame, CA
Sisters of Beth Am, Seattle, WA
Temple Bat Yahm Sisterhood, Newport Beach, CA
Temple Beth David Sisterhood, Westminster, CA
Temple Beth El Sisterhood, Tacoma, WA
Temple Beth-el Sisterhood, Las Cruces, NM
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, Tucson, AZ
Temple Emanu-el Sisterhood, San Diego, CA
Temple Or Rishon Sisterhood, Orangevale, CA
Women of Temple Beth Hillel, Valley Village, CA
Women of Temple Sinai, Oakland, CA

Southeast District
Congregation Mickve Israel Sisterhood, Savannah, GA
Sisterhood Congregation Kol Tikvah, Parkland, FL
Sisterhood of Temple Beth Torah, Wellington, FL
Temple B’nai Sholom Sisterhood, Huntsville, AL
Temple Beth Am Sisterhood, Pinecrest, FL
Temple Beth El Sisterhood, Charlotte, NC
Temple Beth El Sisterhood, Pensacola, FL
Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood, Macon, GA
Temple Judea Sisterhood, Coral Gables, FL

Southwest District
B’nai Israel Sisterhood, Hattiesburg, MS
Congregation Emanuel Sisterhood, Denver, CO
Congregation Gates of Prayer Sisterhood, Metairie, LA
Congregation House of Israel Sisterhood, Hot Springs, AR
Temple Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Austin, TX
Temple Shalom Sisterhood, Dallas, TX