Parashat Sh’lach L’cha

Gayle Kipp
June 16, 2023

Parashat Sh’lach L’cha (“Send for Yourself”), Numbers 13:1–15:41, tells the dramatic story of Israelite scouts going into Canaan to survey and report on the land’s inhabitants and natural resources. The story continues with the community’s reaction to the...

Parashat B'haalot'cha

Lillian Burkenheim Silver
June 9, 2023

I was eight, sitting in my Hebrew class on a hot Tuesday afternoon after school. Cantor Wagner entered the room, sat down on the teacher’s desk, and took off his watch. He held it up and looked at each of us. The watch looked expensive to me. Holding it up...

It's Not Just About Rainbows

Jenn Daley, WRJ Executive Committee, Marketing & Communications Chair
June 9, 2023
For our family, June and LGBTQ+ Pride month are more than wearing rainbows and posting on social media. As an ally and proud parent of a transgender daughter, it is about making sure our child is proud of who she is, feels beautiful inside and out, and remembers Jewish values in her daily life – not just in June, but year-round.

Connecting with Women from Around the World

Jane Taves
June 2, 2023
In a classroom in Jerusalem, 15 remarkable women came together. They had traveled from around the world: from Australia, Argentina, Poland, Hungary, the UK, and Israel. Joined by four WRJ leaders from North America, and our educator from Israel, this was the WRJ Wilkenfeld International Women’s Leadership Seminar 2023. 

Learning & Traveling with WRJ

Rozan Anderson
June 2, 2023
Besides traveling with friends and being with our amazing educator, Shari Robins, what makes these tours especially appealing to me are the opportunities to meet with our partner and beneficiary organizations. There’s nothing quite like seeing our YES Fund dollars in action and hearing from those whose lives are impacted by our work. In addition, we often visit sites off the beaten path where many other groups and individuals wouldn’t know to go.

WRJ Leaders Attend RAC's Day Of Action

May 25, 2023

Earlier this month, Women of Reform Judaism attended the Religious Action Center's Day of Action as part of the Power for Purpose: The Reform Movement's Campaign for Climate Justice. The event began with words of inspiration from Rabbi Jonah Pesner, LaTosha...