WRJ Fried Women's Conference 2020

Making the Case to Attend

“I especially appreciated how practical the workshops were; I returned home with specific ideas for my sisterhood and congregation…I left with a greater appreciation of what WRJ does. I want to go to more events!”
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Melinda Menzer, Temple of Israel, Greenville, SC; first-time WRJ event attendee

We recognize that FWC is expensive to attend and you may need to “make the case” to join us in Phoenix. Here are some tools to assist you in “pitching” your attendance at FWC:

  • Registration Cost: Note that the Registration Fee includes all meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday breakfast. Check the Grants page to find out if your sisterhood is eligible for a grant that covers one Early Bird registration fee.
  • Transportation: Airfare and/or ground transportation to and from Phoenix. 
  • Hotel: Budget for as many nights as you will need to stay (while FWC only lasts three nights, depending on your travel availability and/or program attendance, some may need to arrive a night early and/or stay a day later in order to arrive in time). A room at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Hotel in the WRJ block costs $193/night + tax when booked by April 5, 2020. A room can certainly be shared between 2 or more attendees. If you do not have your own roommate and would like one, you can use the FWC Yammer group to connect with others.
  • Focus specifically on what new skills, knowledge, and connections you will bring back from FWC. This is your the “return on investment” from your participation at FWC. In addition to what you learn from FWC workshops and speakers, it will also include a better understanding of WRJ’s resources and access to tools and support via Yammer.
  • Offer to make a presentation upon your return from Phoenix to share the skills you learned with others.
  • Explain how attending FWC benefits you, your sisterhood/women’s group, and your community.
  • Demonstrate how you’re economizing with expenses (carpooling, flight sale, sharing a hotel room, early-bird registration). 
“I met and spoke with women with the same sorts of issues in their sisterhoods and we really talked about ideas and ways to address these issues.”
– Duryan Clark, Women of Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, NJ
 “I feel very proud to be part of this inspiring group of talented women.”
- Zabe Williams, Temple Beth-El, South Bend, IN
“[This conference was] a wonderful [weekend] full of knowledge, wisdom, engagement, respect, joy, and connectivity that only a community of Jewish women can create.”
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Sheila Silver, Temple Beth Sholom of Santa Ana, CA, first-time WRJ event attendee
“This was truly a life transforming experience for me - impact on my involvement with my congregational sisterhood, passion for doing social justice work, and my Jewish spirituality.”
 – Joan Kaspin
“I got ideas for programs for my sisterhood, also I took away that I have the possibility and means to be a leader in the future.”
- Anonymous FLC ‘18 attendee
“Inspired me, connected me, motivated me, and educated me”
– Adrienne Clark

Social Media Toolkit

Help promote FWC 2020 among your friends on social media! Copy and paste the text below (personalize as you would like) and download graphics to use with your posts!

Sample Facebook Posts:

Once you've registered:

Are you looking for an unforgettable weekend? Are you looking to enhance your learning? If you answered yes to either of these questions, JOIN ME in Phoenix, AZ in April-May 2020 for WRJ's Fried Women’s Conference (FWC) #WRJFWC20, Women of Reform Judaism’s flagship event. At FWC I will be given the opportunity to gain and fine-tune skills and connect with WRJ members. It's the perfect event for any woman interested in WRJ and the Reform Movement. Register today to join me in Phoenix for this friend-filled, educational, and spiritual weekend!

Share about your previous experience:

I am so excited to once again attend one of the most inspiring weekends of my year at WRJ's Fried Women’s Conference! Mixing personal and professional development and lifelong memories with an American Southwestern twist, this year’s FWC in Phoenix is sure to inspire. Last time in [city of conference you attended] I was able to build on my leadership skills and bring back (fill in a skill you learned more about at an FLC) skills to my community. Register to join me in Phoenix, AZ on April 30 – May 3, 2020 for what is sure to be a fun, moving, and fulfilling weekend! #WRJFWC20

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