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racial justice campaign

 

Women of Reform Judaism has a long tradition of advocating for social justice, including racial justice. WRJ’s ongoing commitment to fighting prejudice and racism is currently reflected in its partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) on the...

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Adland family collage

 

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. And while we recognize it can be a day of reflection, memories, and joy, we know it can bring complex feelings, too. This spring, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate ALL of the women who make WRJ special. We asked some of our WRJ "sisters" to share how being a part of this community has shaped their formative years, continues to be an integral part of their lives, and how WRJ inspires them to think about the future...

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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. And while we recognize it can be a day of reflection, memories, and joy, we know it can bring complex feelings, too. This spring, we wanted to...

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This spring, WRJ is excited to announce our Mother’s Day campaign, “L’dor V’dor: From Generation to Generation,” celebrating our women by sharing their family stories. Our women embody tikkun olam, from being inspired at a young age by their mothers, to encouraging their children to forge their own Jewish identities, to having the opportunity to share their experiences with grandchildren.

 

Your dedication to WRJ goes beyond your family and touches women, youth and people world-wide. Join us in honoring women and...

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Come with me for a moment to the Southern Wall and the Hulda Gates. It is one of my favorite places in Jerusalem, just around the corner from the Western Wall. Stones block the gates now, but I like to imagine throngs of Jewish pilgrims  climbing the stairs to enter the Temple Mount. The people mostly walked in one direction together through the gates. But it is the folks who walked the wrong way around who are the reason this spot touches my heart.

According to the Talmud (Semachot Chpt. 6), four types of people intentionally walk toward the community at the...

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