WRJ Fried Women's Conference 2020

Grants

“This was truly a life transforming experience for me—it impacted my involvement with my congregational sisterhood, passion for doing social justice work, and my Jewish spirituality.”
–Joan Kaspin, Congregation of Reform Judaism Sisterhood, Orlando, FL.

WRJ Fried Women’s Conference (FWC) Grants help sisterhoods, whose members have not participated in recent past leadership conferences, to benefit from the learning, networking, and spiritual growth that happens there. This year, these Grants will send sisterhood women to the WRJ Fried Women’s Conference 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. Grant applications will be available beginning mid-October 2019. See if your sisterhood is eligible by checking this list.

By applying for a grant, all grantees are committing to attend all sessions during FWC.

North American Sisterhoods

Sisterhoods selected to receive a WRJ FWC grant will receive one $595 early bird registration fee for the conference, which covers programming, materials, and meals. Sisterhoods may split up the grant funds among two or more women if desired. North American sisterhoods must pay their registration fee initially, and will be reimbursed after completing an online survey, after FWC ends.

Applications are due by December 20, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements for North American Sisterhood Applicants:

  • Will have at least one representative attend WRJ FWC 2020 and participate in all conference sessions
  • Must not have sent a representative to either of the past two WRJ FLCs: WRJ FLC 2018 in Nashville or WRJ FLC 2017 in Charleston (Note: WRJ Board members do not count as representatives)
  • In good standing with WRJ and their WRJ District

Global (non-North American) Women's Groups

All women's groups outside North America are eligible to apply for a WRJ FWC 2020 grant. Women's groups selected to receive a grant will have one early bird registration fee of $595 USD waived (must register by February 26, 2020), as well as stipend toward one economy class airfare of up to $1,500 USD, for one women's group member to attend. Grantees will be asked to complete a short online survey after FWC.

Applications are due by December 20, 2019.

Important Dates

  • Friday, Dec. 20, 2019: WRJ FWC Grant Applications are due in the WRJ Office by this date. Receipt of the application will be acknowledged by email.
  • Friday, Jan. 17th, 2020: Notification of awarded grants will be sent via email by this date.
  • Wednesday Feb 5, 2020 : Sisterhoods must confirm the name(s) of participants using the grant by this date.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020: WRJ FWC 2020 Early Bird Registration ends; representative(s) must complete her registration by this date.
  • After Monday, May 4, 2020: After the grant recipient(s) complete a brief online survey, sisterhoods will receive grant reimbursement by check.

For more information about the WRJ FWC 2020 Grants, please contact WRJ Engagement Associate, Jenny Levy at jelevy@wrj.org or 212-650-4060