Lori Motis

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WRJ Atlantic Immediate Past President
Women of Reform Judaism

 Lori Motis is the immediate past president of WRJ's Atlantic District and a member of Congregation Beth Or Sisterhood in Maple Glen, PA. 

Lori Motis: A WRJ Leadership Spotlight

Lori Motis
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.

Parashat Eikev

Lori Motis
August 19, 2022
In the last several weeks, there has been a lot of attention on the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. This is understandable as this is an important issue concerning women's rights. However, there has not been as much attention paid to the Supreme Court decision of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This ruling undermines the authority of the EPA under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution from power plants. The decision is a setback to reducing the carbon pollution that is affecting climate change and may spell a delay for U.S. climate action when time is of the essence.

Connecting with Families During the Holidays

Lori Motis
November 4, 2021
During the time that my daughters were in Hebrew school, my link to my congregation was as a religious school parent. When they got older, I began looking for a new way to connect with my synagogue. I joined the sisterhood and found what I was seeking. Sisterhood is a group of women of all ages and stages sharing a commitment to their local community.

Parashah Pinchas

Lori Motis
July 2, 2021

From the time I was a teenager, I have always thought of myself as a feminist.  I firmly believe that women should be offered all the same opportunities as men. I earned a college degree planning to have a career.

WRJ: Today & Tomorrow

Lori Motis
December 9, 2020


The direct impact my sisterhood has had on our congregation, and the local community is the inspiration for my involvement in WRJ. When I became a part of the WRJ District board as a sisterhood president, I quickly found kinship with the other Reform...