Celebration Dinner for Rabbi Marla Feldman

WRJ Celebrates
Rabbi Marla J. Feldman's Career and Retirement

Join Women of Reform Judaism on Thursday, April 20, 2023, as we celebrate the career and retirement of its Executive Director, Rabbi Marla J. Feldman. The event will take place at the Sheraton Suites Hotel at Chicago O’Hare.

Come to a celebration dinner and hear tributes to Marla from Reform Movement leaders. Enjoy a special concert by renowned Jewish musician, composer, and producer Beth Schafer, along with WRJ's signature choir. 

Tribute journal ads and tickets are available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit WRJ's Rabbi Marla J. Feldman Social Justice Fund. For assistance, email tributes@wrj.org.

Photos of Rabbi Feldman speaking and doing various social action projects

We are honored to have WRJ Past Presidents Blair C. Marks, Lynn Magid Lazar, and Susan C. Bass chairing this celebratory event. 


Why We Are Renaming the Social Justice Fund

Social justice has been a pillar of WRJ throughout its 100+ years and is a key issue that Marla has advanced and championed during her 40-year career, including her prior roles in the Reform Movement. It is WRJ's honor to name its Social Justice Fund after Marla.

Our voice has never been more important than it is now. Your support of the Rabbi Marla J. Feldman Social Justice Fund will honor Marla's commitment to this cause and allow us to continue to engage women around timely issues and train them as leaders in the pursuit of justice.

Marla speaking at a podium

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman Social Justice Fund Donor Listing

WRJ is deeply grateful to our community of individuals, families, and sisterhoods for their ongoing philanthropic efforts and support of the Rabbi Marla J. Feldman Social Justice Fund. As a donor, you provide vital resources to uphold our commitment to social justice. If you would like to join this incredible group of funders, please contact Shari Schulner at sschulner@wrj.org or 212-650-4050.



Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab



Sara and Rick Charney

Shoshana Dweck/Resa Davids



Susan C. Bass

Linda O. Ferguson

Dale and Lynn Magid Lazar

Deborah Lelchuk

Blair C. Marks



Dr. Andrew and Cheryl Barenberg

Ken and Leslie Brier

Bruce and Ellie Feldman & Family

Carol S. LeBovidge

Ellen M. Miller

Rosanne and David Selfon

Lillian Silver

Andrea Stillman

Jane Taves

Dolores Wilkenfeld



Dorothea Brust

Janet F. Buckstein

Joanne B. Fried

Karen Schiffer Sim

Gail Spivack



Abigail Fisher

Jane F. Karlin

Julia C. Weinstein



Andrea Gingold

Karen Goldberg

Ken Handwerger

Pamela and Greg-Feldman Hill

Trish Joseph

Jeanne Whitman Kahn

Dr. Madelyn M. Katz

Alyse Kirschen

Becky Markowitz

Shelley Niceley Groff

Rabbi David Saperstein

Michelle Scheinkopf

Lauren Shapiro-Milana

Susan Singer

Carol and Jay Sterling

Union of Reform Judaism

Julia Wackenheim

Helene H. Waranch

Judith M. Wexler


*This list will be updated weekly.