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Film, Fiction, and Fine Wine August 2022

"i named my dog pushkin (and other immigrant tales)" is Margarita Gokun Silver's memoir, a collection of notes on how a Soviet girl became an American woman. 

Advocacy and WRJ

WRJ is a leading advocate for abortion access and reproductive health and continues to oppose state and federal restrictions that limit access to birth control and safe abortion services. See WRJ in action on this important issue and others on our Advocacy page. 

YES Fund 2022-23 Grant Allocations

WRJ awarded $300,500 in grants to 20 programs that will strengthen Jewish life and provide the necessary support for religious, social, and educational growth worldwide. Read our press release for details.

Shop til you drop with four amazing vendors: The Green Room, Pals Socks, Olive Lucy, and Best Darn Kettlecorn, and raise money for WRJ's YES Fund. Get your exclusive links and codes today!

This fundraiser takes place from August 1-15, 2022. Tell your friends! 

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2022 Atlantic District YES Fundraiser advertisement

What's New

Parashat Va-et'chanan

August 12, 2022
What spoke to me most about these excerpts is the idea of bestowing all of our knowledge to future generations, even though we may not physically benefit from it during our time on earth. Spiritually, knowing that there's a chance "the kids are going to be alright" helps me stay centered in an unbalanced world. I hold fast to the idea that what I pass along or model for others will allow for a better world, a Promised Land, for generations to come—the future's children.

Parashat D'varim

August 5, 2022
This week's Torah portion, D'varim, is the first parashah in the book of Deuteronomy. It begins with a series of speeches given by Moses to the Israelites. In Hebrew, the word d'varim is defined as 'words,' yet it means not just 'words' but also 'things' or 'matters.' D'varim can be weighty or significant. D'varim shows that words matter.

Torah Study

WRJ has always advocated for equal rights for women in Jewish learning and worship, bringing a unique, feminist perspective to Reform Jewish study and providing resources from which to learn and pray. In this section, you will find our Divrei Torah, Torah study guides, and so much more!