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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!

A Giving Tuesday Message

You can watch WRJ President Sara Charney's special Giving Tuesday message here. Thank you for all you do to support WRJ.

WRJ Online Holiday Auction

WRJ is hosting its annual online holiday auction again in time for Hanukkah. Place your bids today through Sunday, December 4, 2022.  

Collaborating for Social Justice

WRJ is honored to be joined by two dynamic speakers: author and activist Dr. Tarece Johnson, Ed.D., and Deputy Director of ADL Connecticut Marji Lipshez-Shapiro. Together, they will share their experiences and show how collaboration is used as a social justice tool.

WRJ Goes to Israel

WRJ has a few more seats left for this meaningful, spiritual, and educational trip to Israel in May of 2023. Participants will immerse themselves in ancient Jewish history and modern-day Arab/Jewish co-existence. For a full itinerary, please email info@wrj.org 

WRJ Israel trip co-chair Karen Goldberg said, "Every trip to Israel is different from the others (though the food is remarkable whenever we visit!), and this one will be the most exciting yet."

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What's New

Parashat Tol'dot

November 25, 2022
In the US, slavery and segregation meant that Blacks and whites lived as ‘2 peoples’ where whites prevailed over Blacks. While laws have been passed to remove barriers to equal justice, centuries of racial subordination and discrimination do not end just because laws are passed to prohibit them. There is still much work to be done to ensure that all persons have their civil rights and that, unlike the blessing Isaac conferred on Esau, they can live freely wherever they wish to reside. We can help affect change through participation in any number of social action and social justice initiatives.

Parashat Chayei Sarah

November 18, 2022
On the recent WRJ Civil Rights Journey (CRJ), the theme of legacy was repeated over and over. As our tour guide, Billy Planer wrapped up our powerful five-day experience, he asked this poignant legacy question, ‘How will you live your life so that when you die, you have a legacy of justice for the next generation to remember you by?’

Lori Motis: A WRJ Leadership Spotlight

November 18, 2022
Supporting our local congregations and communities is what makes Sisterhood membership so rewarding. WRJ expands on this by connecting us to other sisterhoods and communities in this amazing network. Our impact in the world is magnified by our involvement in the organization.

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. 

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Two women at abortion access rally