“The virtual FWC was a huge success. I enjoyed seeing everyone. I loved the workshops. This was WRJ at her finest!” – Lisa Singer, Akron, OH
We are excited to announce the 2021 Fried Women's Conference, which we know will be better than ever before!
Made possible in part by a generous gift from WRJ Board member Joanne B. Fried, Fried Women's Conference (FWC) is WRJ’s flagship event. It is a multi-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.
Like last year, WRJ understands that there are ongoing concerns about in-person gatherings due to COVID-19. The health, safety, and well-being of all attendees is our highest priority. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to run the entire Fried Women’s Conference (FWC) 2021 virtually. While we are disappointed that we cannot gather together in person, we look forward to continuing the success we had with the last FWC and offering a robust, web-based “virtual conference” experience in March 2021 with even more engagement, learning, and ways to connect! This virtual FWC experience will allow women from all over the world to join us again for the programming they love from WRJ conferences, from the safety of their own homes. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support as we work diligently to plan the best and safest possible conference for 2021. We hope to “see” you there!
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 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