WRJ Assembly 2018

WRJ FWC 2020

Virtual WRJ Fried Women's Conference 2020


Through the course of the day, there will be three workshop blocks, each with three unique workshop opportunities available. Below, reach more about each workshop that will be offered. Specific workshop times will be posted soon. No pre-registration is required; Virtual FWC registrants may join whichever workshop they want, as long as space remains in the (virtual) room.

Register now to join FWC 2020 on May 1, 2020!


A Conversation about Reproductive Rights: In the House and Your Home - Ally Karpel, Rabbi Emily Langowitz, & Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson

  • We are witnessing an unprecedented assault on reproductive rights in the United States. In this session, we will explore how WRJ’s support of reproductive rights is grounded in Jewish texts and values, discuss how to have nuanced conversations with others about these topics, and offer tools for taking action on a local, state, and federal level through the WRJ-RAC Reproductive Health and Rights Campaign.

Beyond Welcoming: Addressing Racism Within Our Communities - Bryant Heinzelman & Rachel Hall

  • Learn from URJ Audacious Hospitality’s Jew V ’Nation fellow about how to start building stronger communities and transform the ways our institutions recognize the essential practices of equity and inclusion to enable our communities to incorporate the diversity of the Jewish people.

Fearless Fundraising: Philanthropy, Fun, and the Future - Abby Fisher & Sandy Adland

  • Learn how to produce a fun, memorable, money-making event. We’ll cover: why we fundraise, how to tell your story so your donors will care, components of a successful fundraiser and mistakes to avoid. You will come away armed with both concepts and concrete ideas to plan your next epic fundraising event.

From Desert to Oasis: Creating Programs that Flourish - Michelle Scheinkopf & Jenn Daley

  • With practical examples of programming that meet the needs of women of different ages, we'll help you answer the questions: What are women looking for? What excites them? How can you make one program work for many different types of women? How can you get them to attend?

Leadership Development & Succession Planning - fredi Bleeker Franks & Laurel Fisher

  • Learn how to cultivate leaders within your sisterhood, how to delegate responsibilities, how to form a nominating committee, and how to create plans to move members into leadership roles.

Purposeful, Passionate Leadership: A Jewish Values-Based Approach - Rabbi Elana Kanter

  • As more women take on leadership positions, we have the opportunity to move beyond old paradigms, and to consciously lead differently from what came before us. In this session, we will explore that nexus between women, leadership, and Jewish values.

Raising Our Voices: WRJ Advocacy Then and Now - Jane Taves & Katie Wysong

  • For over a century, WRJ has proudly engaged in Advocacy and Social Justice. Learn about WRJ’s history and current priorities and partnerships in social justice. Discuss how you can get involved in WRJ advocacy as an individual, sisterhood, congregation or community.

SMS - Social Media Success: Learn How to Market Your Sisterhood and Events Using Social Media - Julia Weinstein & Luisa Narins

  • Engage your members in the digital era with marketing best practices and tips and with email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

Torah And Immigration Justice - Eddie Chavez Calderon

  • As a DACA recipient, Eddie Chavez Calderon has learned the ins and outs of the struggles of living in a broken immigration system. In this fascinating class, Eddie Chavez Calderon will approach the contemporary conversation about immigration through two unique modes: a text study on immigrants and personal stories about life as an immigrant.