WRJ Assembly 2018

WRJ FWC 2020

Virtual WRJ Fried Women's Conference 2020

Virtual Fried Women’s Conference 2020

Join WRJ online for WRJ's Virtual 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)

WRJ's Fried Women's Conference (FWC) is being reimagined this year as a virtual conference. Hundreds of attendees will tune in on Friday, May 1st to hone their leadership skills and deepen connections with other women, receive tools for intergenerational programming, and learn more about WRJ's advocacy work. Participants will leave feeling empowered and rejuvenated, and with the support of the WRJ community, be better prepared to guide their own women’s groups and serve as leaders in their communities. We are proud to open this virtual conference to any identifying woman who would like to attend, free of charge.

Made possible in part by a generous gift from WRJ Board member Joanne B. Fried, FWC is WRJ’s flagship event. It is a unique 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.

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 be better prepared to guide their own sisterhoods and serve as leaders in their communities and on a personal level. Register now to join us!

First-time conference attendees should register to attend a special webinar on April 21st at 8 pm ET called " WRJ 101: The What, Why, and Who of Women of Reform Judaismto learn more about Women of Reform Judaism, who we are, what we do, and the resources available to you as a member. It's the perfect opportunity to learn more about WRJ and gain even more from your experience on May 1, 2020 at WRJ's Virtual Fried Women's Conference.


Featured Guests

Join Madelaine Adelman, Carole Balin, and Nan Langowitz for a plenary panel session as they discuss the questions: What do we mean when we say “gender”? What does it mean to claim an identity as a “woman”? What is and will be the impact of the rising awareness of gender fluidity and gender nonconformity on the Jewish community?


Welcome in Shabbat with Chava Mirel. A highly sought-after vocal recording artist, Chava is known for her rich, luxurious vocals, lush harmonies, and rhythmic phrasing. 


Questions? Visit the FWC 2020 FAQs page

Sponsored By:


David M. Rottkamp, CPA (GRASSI Advisors & Accountants)

Gail and David Spivack

Jewish Book Council (JBC)

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