Ellen M. Miller is passionate about WRJ! She holds the following positions and serves in these capacities: WRJ Board Member, Co-Chair WRJ Board Giving, WRJ Budget Committee, 2023 WRJ Israel Mission Trip Co-Chair, Mid-Atlantic District YES Fund Chair, Immediate Past President and a past Treasurer of Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation. She is currently a board member at Washington Hebrew Congregation and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and Delaware.
Shabbat Shalom! This Shabbat, we have some exciting news to share. We’ve all been hearing about a potential WRJ Israel trip in 2023 for over a year, and now, it’s happening! Many WRJ members have visited Israel on their own, with friends or families, and/or with WRJ. We’ve experienced the sights, sounds, and delicacies of this beautiful country, either as first-timers or repeat visitors. 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.
The women who say that they don’t have the time but express interest are extremely valuable to us as volunteers. This is one of the greatest challenges volunteer organizations experience, but it’s not impossible. “No” is not always “no” forever. We need to listen carefully to the messages between the “I can’t do it” words. They can give us great insight into things like the kinds of programming, times for meetings, and virtual events they’re interested in so that these women can participate in a way that works for them.