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Parashat Noach

Heather Lorgeree

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.

WRJ at the UN General Assembly October 2023

Leslie Brier

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...

Supporting the Pursuit of Jewish Life in and Beyond Ukraine

Amanda Feldman

Since early 2022, we have all been witness to the atrocities happening in Eastern Europe as result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Tens of thousands of people have died in a brutal struggle that shows little sign of slowing down. While we cannot get...

My Not-So-Traditional Leadership Story

Mandee Heinl

How did you wind up on WRJ's Board?

While I have served on our synagogue board for the last eight years, it was after the 2016 presidential election that I found myself looking to my faith community for guidance, explanation, and inspiration.

WRJ Microgrants: Applications NOW OPEN!

Sherri Feuer

Is your WRJ-affiliated women’s group planning an outstanding engagement, social justice, or advocacy project or program that could serve as a model for other women’s groups?  If so, take note—you may be able to qualify for a microgrant to help you defray the..

My Not-So-Traditional Leadership Story

Jane Taves

How did you wind up on WRJ’s Board?

My journey to WRJ’s Board is different than many, and I hope it can encourage others that there is more than one path to WRJ leadership. I participated in my sisterhood’s activities and WRJ District activities, but I had...

Parashat Yom Rishon shel Rosh HaShanah

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch (she/her)

During the High Holidays, my thoughts turn to the special blessings, prayers, and melodies that shape our journey from Selichot to Rosh HaShanah to the final shofar blast on Yom Kippur.

Many of our prayers in the High Holiday liturgy are written in the plural