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What to Expect

Join hundreds of Reform Jewish women from throughout North America and around the world as we gather together in-person to learn, share, pray, connect, and unmask our potential together.

FWC will feature more than 30 unique workshops for women of all experience levels to sharpen their skills and expand their horizons in each of our three pillars: Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Justice, plus one additional pillar pathway for learning: Self-Growth.

The following are just some workshop examples. Keep an eye on the Schedule page for more to come in 2024:

Sisterhood:

  • Creative, Innovative, and Award-Winning Program and Engagement Ideas
  • Marketing & Communications Skills
  • Alternative Sisterhood Leadership Models
  • “I’m Sisterhood President…Now What?!”
  • Donor Engagement and Making “The Ask”
  • Relationships with Our Israeli and Global Reform Partners
     

Spirituality:

  • Meditation
  • Crafting a D’var Torah and Opening/Closing Prayers
  • What Does “Spirituality” Mean in Today’s Judaism?
  • How Spirituality Effects our Affect and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Torah Study sessions, from traditional to movement-based, or the WRJ Choir
     

Social Justice:

  • Jews and the Civil Rights Movement: Then and Now
  • Hot Topics in Social Justice
  • Using Inclusive Language in Our Work
  • Responding to Antisemitism
  • Reproductive Rights
     

Self-Growth:

  • Lessons in Leadership from Jazz Music
  • Unmasking Your Potential
  • Pubic Speaking Skills
  • Jewish Women’s Health

FWC will offer in-depth learning via two focused panels followed by topical breakout sessions: one on DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in our Reform Jewish world and, particularly, in Jewish women’s leadership, and one on navigating grief and resilience in difficult times.

FWC will provide a chance to hear from inspiring speakers, including:

*Indicates this organization is a past YES Fund DEI grantee.


FWC will move you when you experience the powerful prayer of hundreds of women worshipping together on Shabbat. Led by musician-in-residence Elana Arian, our worship will lift you spiritually as you witness the magic of women praying and singing as one in services created just for FWC 2024. You will be able to enhance your experience further by signing up to participate in the WRJ Choir!

FWC will afford you the opportunity to reconnect with “sisters” you may already know from WRJ, while meeting new friends from around the world! If you are a first-timer at FWC, don’t worry – we’ll give you some extra guidance and match you up with a “buddy” beforehand, and you’ll get to experience WRJ’s infamous “audacious hospitality.” Meet other like-minded women through “schmooze” sessions throughout the weekend, and use our event’s mobile app to form connections even beyond FWC.

FWC will allow you to honor outgoing, continuing, and incoming WRJ Board and Executive Committee members. Join us Friday night for the installation of our new Executive Director, Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch, and on Saturday morning for a special Shabbat and Torah service featuring the installation of WRJ’s new leaders.

FWC will show you some southern hospitality at a delicious lunch where you’ll be supporting WRJ's important work. Sign up for the pre-FWC Fundraising Lunch (separate registration required) and join us for lunch on Thursday, May 30th at Antoine’s, a circa-1840 old-world “grand dame” of fine French-Creole dining. Spaces are limited, so save your spot today!
 

FWC will give you the tools you need to become an empowered Reform Jewish woman. Learn. Share. Pray. Connect. Grow. Unmask Your Potential. Register for FWC today!