A Lifeline Honoring a Lifetime of Jewish Values

Shari Carruthers, WRJ North American Board Member & WRJ PD Area Vice President
May 7, 2021

This Mother’s Day will be even more significant to me this year. My mother, Maxine Rogo, was the parent who impacted my Jewish journey to WRJ.

Voices of WRJ - B'har - B'chukotai

Deb Radin, Temple Beth Am Los Altos Hills, CA
May 7, 2021

“And the land shall not be sold irreversibly, for Mine is the land, for you are sojourning settlers with Me.” [Lev. 25:23]

The Book of Leviticus concludes with Parashah B'har-B’chukotai.

Lifelong Memories and Friends

Nancy Marcus, Former WRJ Board member
May 4, 2021

When I was 14, I won a $50 scholarship from my temple sisterhood (Temple Beth Israel in San Diego, CA) to go to Camp Saratoga. We were told it was the camp for loving Judaism. It was at camp where I developed a passion for Judaism.

A Shared Love of WRJ

Trina Novak, Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA.
May 3, 2021

My mother of blessed memory, Ruth Novak, grew up in a secular household. When my grandparents attended shul, they went to the local Orthodox congregation. Being female, Mom was not offered a formal religious education or encouraged to attend services.


Voices of WRJ - Emor

Rozan Anderson
April 30, 2021



Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) is of special significance to me this year since it was my twin daughters’ b’not mitzvah parashah 20 years ago this week. I also realized that as I approached my 65th birthday in June, this is the fifth anniversary (times