Protecting Our Children: A Fight for Religious Freedom in Texas Schools

fredi Bleeker Franks

Once, finding me crying outside of the cafeteria, a friendly counselor asked what was wrong. When I tried to explain, she said to me, “You don’t have to be anybody other than who you are. You’re pretty special, and those other kids are sure missing out.” 


What WRJ Advocacy Looks Like: Education to Action

Rena Crawford

Leading with the principle of tikkun olam, repairing the world, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) encourages individual action and mobilizes collective action to uplift our voices on a variety of causes in pursuit of a more just and compassionate world for all

WRJ's Legacy of Championing Equitable Pay for All

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch
March 12 marks Equal Pay Day, which is intended to draw attention to the ongoing disparity in earnings between men and women. March 12 marks how long it takes a woman, on average, to earn the same amount as their male counterparts did the previous year.

Supporting WRJ's YES Fund

Trina Novak

“You must always be able to predict what's next and then have the flexibility to evolve.” Marc Benioff

I joined my sisterhood and the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, now Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), primarily to form connections with other like

On the Road Again

Susan Singer

Last month, I had the honor of traveling to Boston as a WRJ guest to attend both sisterhood and WRJ District events. This came about several months earlier in response to a request submitted to the WRJ Speakers Bureau. As a member of WRJ's Speakers Bureau, I

It’s Part Of My DNA

Cheryl Barenberg

My involvement with WRJ has always been part of my DNA, but I never really became involved until someone from my local sisterhood asked 23 years ago this spring. I guess the adage all you have to do is ask holds some truth.