About Heartland District

Heartland District Purpose

  • To support and implement the mission of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) by serving as the liaison between WRJ and WRJ Affiliates, sisterhoods, and women’s groups and in individual members in the District.
  • To bring the WRJ affiliated sisterhoods, women’s groups, and individual members in the Heartland District into closer cooperation and association with one another and further their respective activities.
  • To help WRJ affiliated sisterhood’s, women’s groups and individual members participate effectively in the activities of WRJ.

Contact Us

To contact Heartland District or for information on membership please click here





The Heartland District was formed with the consolidation of the former Central and Midwest Districts, beginning with our inaugural district convention in Itasca, IL, on March 9-12, 2023. The district is comprised of all or parts of 14 states, including   Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


District Map

There are 52 sisterhoods/women’s groups in Heartland, representing thousands of Reform Jewish women dedicated to a wide variety of religious, educational, social, philanthropic, and advocacy efforts. Jewish women who are not affiliated with a sisterhood nor a women’s group are welcome to join Heartland District as Individual Members. 

Heartland serves as a liaison between the local sisterhoods/women’s groups/individual members and WRJ. We provide hands-on assistance and leadership training and support in areas such as development, organizational set up, programming, fundraising, social action, finance, leadership, and many more – all designed to help sisterhoods/women’s groups and women in our district be successful and thrive.

How is the Heartland District Organized?

The Heartland District is governed by an Executive Committee (President, 1st Vice President, Vice Presidents, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, Area Directors, and WRJ Board members) and a Board of Directors (Executive Committee members, plus board chairs and sisterhood/women’s group presidents/liaisons). 

The district is made up of three geographical regions:  East Heartland, Mid Heartland, and West Heartland. In addition to our district-wide events, each region designs programming for their regions.




Organizational Chart

Heartland District Pin

To order Heartland District's pin and pay by check, please click here. To pay by credit card, please click here.



Heartland District Products

Show your Heartland District pride with new tee-shirts, hoodies, mugs and more in Heartland’s Zazzle store. 

Heartland Merch

Alumnae Association

If you served on the Central, Midwest or Heartland District Boards, stay connected by joining the Heartland District Alumnae Association, which offers advocacy, community, friendship, fun, leadership, networking, support, and so much more!  Please click here to learn more about the Heartland District Alumnae Association.

URJ Camps

URJ camps create fun, supportive environments where campers can explore, challenge themselves, and develop their passions. Kids of all abilities and backgrounds strengthen their Jewish identities, all while surrounded by beautiful facilities and expert staff.  Please click here to donate to Heartland District's camps:

  • Camp George in Seguin, ON
  • Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) in Zionsville, IN
  • Olin Sang Ruby Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, WI