WRJ is proud to count women's groups from around the world among its ranks. Today, WRJ has global affiliates in South America (Argentina and Brazil), South Africa, and Israel. (See WRJ-Israel for information about our affiliates in Israel.)
Benefits of affiliation for these groups include access to programming materials and leadership guidance. Global affiliates can also maintain mutually-beneficial relationships with WRJ North American sisterhoods through the WRJ twinning program. They also participate in key WRJ events, including the WRJ Fried Leadership Conference.
In addition to supporting international women's leadership in synagogues, WRJ has a close relationship with a wide variety of Progressive Jewish organizations around the world. Through the YES Fund, WRJ proudly supports youth programs and Torah translations for WUPJ; scholarships for rabbinical students at Leo Baeck College in London, Abraham Geiger College in Berlin, and HUC-JIR in Jerusalem; the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC); and Bat Mitzvahs with the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ). Our women regularly stand with Women of the Wall (WoW), supporting women's rights in Israel to practice Judaism as equals. In partnership with WoW, WRJ produced a Rosh Hodesh siddur in honor of the monthly women's prayer group that meets at the Kotel.
To become involved in a local WRJ Global Affiliates women’s group or find one while traveling abroad, please search the "Find a Sisterhood" Database (in the sidebar), view the contact list (below), or contact WRJ Programs and Communications Associate Micaela Russell at email@example.com or 212.650.4060.
Congregacao Israelita Paulista (CIP)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kwazulu Natal Temple David –Durban
Durban, Natal, South Africa
Mouille Point, South Africa
Senderwood, South Africa
East London, South Africa
Temple Israel – Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Temple Israel – Green Point
Greenpoint, Cape Town, South Africa
Women of Reform Jewish Community Madrid