Join WRJ in Phoenix, Arizona for what is sure to be an unforgettable weekend at the WRJ Fried Women’s Conference (FWC)!
“I have never felt more empowered and inspired than I do now after attending [FWC].”
– Patricia Marcus, San Antonio, TX (2018 attendee)
Made possible in part by a generous gift from WRJ Board member Joanne B. Fried, FWC is WRJ’s flagship event. It is a four-day experience to hone leadership skills, further Jewish learning, partake in women-led worship and music, and deepen connections with other sisterhoods, women, and WRJ at large.
FWC is intended for all women interested in WRJ and the Reform Jewish Movement, including new WRJ members, sisterhood leaders, WRJ Board members and Board alumnae. There is something for everyone at FWC: it is the perfect opportunity to enhance your personal growth, broaden your Jewish knowledge and spiritual horizons, learn about and connect (or reconnect) with WRJ, and gain or fine-tune skills that strengthen sisterhoods.
Attendees will participate in workshops and learning sessions, create connections and network with other Reform women, experience meaningful Shabbat worship and music, learn from experts and from each other, and enjoy time together with WRJ leaders and friends. FWC attendees will leave feeling rejuvenated and, with the support of their WRJ sisters, be better prepared to guide their own sisterhoods and serve as leaders in their communities and on a personal level.
“WRJ has given me the tools to become a leader that I never envisioned for myself. It has provided me with a family of sisters for support and knowledge.”
– Sherry Schwimmer, Charleston, SC
Why join us at FWC 2020?
Read more about what to expect in Phoenix and check out the major guest speakers and performers, including: URJ Director of Program Rabbi Leora Kaye, Dean of HUC-JIR/Jerusalem Rabbi Naamah Kelman, and musician-in-residence Chava Mirel.
See the presentation of the WRJ Jane Evans "Pursuit of Justice" Award to HIAS
Learn how to make the case about the importance of attending FWC!