WRJ Believes in the Power of Community

We are a network of Jewish women working together to empower women and communities through the bonds of sisterhood, spirituality, and social justice. Learn More!

WRJ Statement on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

"While we, and other abortion rights activists, have been knocked down time and time again, we continue to get up and continue moving forward in the fight to create a world with wholeness, justice, and compassion." Read the full statement from WRJ President Sara Charney and Executive Director Rabbi Marla J. Feldman here. 

Resources for the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 22nd marks 50 years since Roe v. Wade and the first anniversary since the Supreme Court overturned Roe last summer, paving the way for states to ban abortion and restrict other critical reproductive health services. As you incorporate reflection, lessons, and advocacy around abortion access and reproductive freedom in your community's programming during this time, we share these resources.

The Lost Child Watch Party

Join us to watch the Hallmark film, 'The Lost Child,' before we discuss it on Wednesday, February 22nd. Based on the true story of Yvette Melanson and her book titled 'Looking for Lost Bird,' the film depicts a woman who goes in search of her biological parents but discovers much more about herself, her family, and her heritage

Leading with the principle of Tikkun Olam, WRJ mobilizes collective action for various causes to create a more just and compassionate world for people of all backgrounds and identities. From abortion access to sexual harassment and assault to pay equity and racial justice, WRJ empowers women to use their voices and cultivate the next generation of Reform Jewish leaders through education, advocacy, and action. 

Image
Anat Hoffman and Deb Lelchuk in DC

What's New

Mentoring and Stepping Back

January 27, 2023
22. That’s the number of years I served on my Sisterhood board. When I started in 2000, I was six weeks pregnant. That baby has now graduated college, and his younger sister graduated high school. A lot happened in the years I served on my Sisterhood board, both in my life and the life of my Sisterhood. By the Fall of 2022, it was time to step back. It was time to get out of the way of other women so they could lead. Could you be holding back future leaders? Are you the one who is afraid that if you don’t step up, no one will take your place?

Parashat Bo

January 27, 2023
How many times have all of us convinced someone, or tried to convince them, they have to continue to GO even when they don’t want to - because it is the right thing to do? Finish the course, take the next step, and don’t fall back even if you want to. Chances are this conversation is not with God but comes from the learning, the education that has been planted within us.