My Challah-Making Experience

Irene Weingarten
November 17, 2023

Five days after the deadly attack by Hamas on Israel, Sisterhood of Congregation Emanu El, Houston hosted a program. I’m not sure Jewish life as we knew it would ever be the same, but it was meaningful for me to come together for a program in our temple.

A Month Into the War: My Thoughts and Reflections

Shari Robins
November 17, 2023

I have sat down several times to write, but the emotions are so fluid, and the situation is constantly changing. I am writing this reflection now a month into the war. Who knows how things will be by the time you read this.  
Let me relay what happened the

Dayenu: The Enrichment of Torah

Helene Waranch
November 10, 2023

Growing up at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, we, at least the girls, had little understanding of how Torah was really the centerpiece of Judaism. I was very involved in the youth group and other programs, yet the emphasis was on ethics and social justice...

An Update from The Reform Pay Equity Initiative

Rabbi Mary Zamore
November 3, 2023

Experts are predicting that the gender-based wage gap will not be closed for another 100 years. That dire prediction does not bother me, however, because those experts have not met the social justice forces of Reform Judaism! I know we can and will do much...

Parashat Noach

Heather Lorgeree
October 20, 2023

The following article was originally published in 2018, it has been updated in memory of Temma Gentles z”l.

When most people think of this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Noach, they think of the flood, the ark, and the animals. When I think of Parashat...

WRJ at the UN General Assembly October 2023

Leslie Brier
October 18, 2023

Women of Reform Judaism has been represented at the United Nations since its inception. Dr. Jane Evans, first Executive Director of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, now WRJ, was the keynote speaker and State Department consultant to the United...