Andrea Stillman

Andrea Stillman

Andrea Stillman currently serves on the WRJ Executive Committee as an At-large Board Member; and is WRJ's Mid-Atlantic District Board President; and, Advocacy Chair of her sisterhood, Women of Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA., where she is a two-time past co-president. Additionally, her current portfolio includes volunteering as a RAC National Campaign Leader; is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lead for her congregation, and Board member of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys her family, including a husband, son, daughter, their spouses, and two remarkable grandsons and two grand dogs; and hopes to return to a robust schedule of travel and more in-person time with friends in the near future.

Earth Day, WRJ, and the Power for Purpose 2023 Campaign for Climate Justice

Andrea Stillman
The moment I knew I had to get more involved was when I watched a news story of a mother holding a child that was sick and limp after years of drinking contaminated water. I have seen too many of those news stories and have known too many people who are suffering because of what has been done to our environment. To me, fighting climate change is synonymous with fighting for others to be able to live as full and long a life as possible.

The Intersection of Climate Change, Gender, and Poverty

Andrea Stillman
Jewish teachings, portions of the Torah, and our own Jewish values have reinforced our duty to protect our planet, including those animals that inhabit it, the atmosphere, and the water. An oft-quoted Midrash reads, “Do not destroy My world, for if you do, there will be nobody after you to make it right again” (Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13). This conveys a sense of urgency and importance that if we are derelict in this, we will destroy humankind as we know it for future generations. WRJ works with other organizations to fulfill this duty and has passed 11 resolutions between 1969 and 2011.

Parashah Sh'Lach L'cha

Andrea Stillman

There are times I have ideas that are contrary to the majority opinion. Within the confines of my mind, I ponder what could be a plausible strategy at best, an idea worthy of discussion at the very least. Yet sometimes I hesitate and stay silent.

Voices of WRJ: Ki Tisa

Andrea Stillman

This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, is remembered for its telling of Moses’ ascent up Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God and the people’s loss of faith during his absence.