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.

Give Today to Nurture Tomorrow's Leaders

Carol Newman, Chai Society Member & Mid-Atlantic Marketing and Communications VP
May 5, 2021
From the time I was a little girl, I knew the importance of sisterhood groups. My mother was always an active member of her sisterhood until she was well into her 80’s. When we moved to Maryland from New York in 1984, we joined Temple Solel in Bowie, and I immediately joined Women of Temple Solel. I am also the proud mother of two women who learned the importance of Jewish values as they grew up and continue to pass those values on to their five daughters.

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

Sacred Moments and Cherished Memories

Sandy Adland
April 29, 2021


As we approach Mother's Day, and perhaps reconnect in person for the first time in a year, we are reminded of the importance of generations coming together.