Jenn Daley currently serves as the Marketing and Communications Chair on the WRJ Executive Committee. She is the Immediate Past President of WRJ Southwest District and a past Sisterhood president for Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, LA and Congregation Beth Shalom in Arlington, TX. Jenn is the Executive Director of Temple Sinai in New Orleans and lives with her husband Ken, two wonderful children, and one rambunctious doggie.
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?’
This past weekend, my women’s group, Congregation Gates of Prayer Sisterhood, was able to hold our annual Sisterhood Shabbat after missing it last year due to the pandemic. It was a beautiful Friday evening service full of feminist perspectives -- led entirely by women, with meaningful readings from WRJ’s Covenant books, tunes of mostly female singer/songwriters for our prayers, and dancing through the aisles WRJ-style to MiChamocha. It was the ‘dancing of the women’ that brought me to tears remembering what I’ve so dearly missed, an overwhelming feeling of being closer to God.