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WRJ Mid-Atlantic District 2018 Convention 

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WRJ Mid-Atlantic District Convention
November 1-4, 2018
Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, 
Fairfax, Virginia

Special Guest:

Abigail Fisher
Vice-President of Philanthropy, Women of Reform Judaism
Advisory Council Chair, URJ 6 points Sci-Tech Academy
Member, Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism

Visit: Work House Arts Center and hear about the 

 of the Era. 
Attend: Shabbat Dinner as well as the Gala Installation Dinner
Enjoy:After-hours hospitality -fun & games
Hear: Del Eileen Filler-Corn, Va House of Delegates
Other Programming to include: 

 *How to use social media

*What we have in common; how are we different from GEN X and Millennials

*How to run an effective meeting; plan a budget

*Alternative Leadership Models

* About change management; how to mentor and coach

Click the link below to Register online for the convention! 


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 Please send this information to all sisterhood members and encourage everyone to attend.

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Award Nomination Forms

Richard Sternberger Award
This award is presented to a Sisterhood who has facilitated a unique or highly effective program during the previous Bi-ennial period of 2016-2018.  
Mid Atlantic District Membership AwardThis honor is awarded to a Sisterhood 
who has shown the highest percentage increase in membership over the past two years. 
Programming Award
This award recognizes a Sisterhood for an innovative, energizing, and original program that has occurred within the past two years.
Women of Valor Award
This award recognizes one woman from each Sisterhood who has demonstrated extraordinary service and commitment to both sisterhood and Judaism based upon criteria established by the sisterhood. Each woman nominated by her sisterhood to receive the Women of Valor Honor will be recognized at the convention and given a certificate 
Emerging Leader Award
This award will recognize several women from within the Mid Atlantic District. A sisterhood may nominate a woman who has shown the skills, abilities and willingness to accept a leadership role in her sisterhood, Mid Atlantic District or WRJ within the past two years. This should be someone new to a leadership role.
This award will recognize innovative Area Day Programming

WRJ Districts

WRJ Districts were established in 1925 in order to serve as liaisons between the local sisterhoods and the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (NFTS, now WRJ). Initially called “State Federations,” these groups represented sisterhoods located in geographic regions of one to four states, each with a designated number.  By 1926, there were 25 Districts that covered sisterhoods in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and Eastern Canada. Sisterhoods were not yet located in Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, or Vermont, and Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states. In 1948, NFTS held its first meeting for these regional groups.

Over time, State Federations expanded, divided, and consolidated to accommodate the growth of WRJ. The new millennium brought an initiative to consolidate and rename the State Federations, replacing the numbered system with geographic designations. Today, eight WRJ Districts group WRJ's affiliated sisterhoods throughout North America, each named for the region they represent: Atlantic, Central, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Southeast, and Southwest. 

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Sisterhood Leadership Information Form

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Please fill out this form with your sisterhood's most up-to-date leadership and their contact information so that WRJ and your WRJ District can keep you informed with news, events, leadership tips, and more.

Sisterhood Leadership Information


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WRJ Women Act 

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WRJ is excited to announce a partnership with the Religious Action Center on their Civic Engagement Campaign. We strongly support a vibrant democracy and this is only possible when everyone has the opportunity to participate. 

Please join us for a Virtual Town Hall on June 5th at 8 p.m. ET as we launch the campaign to learn how your congregations, communities, and sisterhoods can get involved in this work leading up to the midterm elections this fall. 


Register for the Webinar


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Sisterhood Events

Go to the Sisterhood News to check our what our sisterhood's are doing.

For more details, click on this link Sisterhood News

Today's News

Stay Tune for More Information in the near future

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District Speakers Bureau

Sisterhoods in good standing with both WRJ and their WRJ District are qualified to have a WRJ North American Representative visit for no charge once every two years.

Request a Speaker: Sisterhood Event

Request a Speaker: District Event

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Sisterhood Leadership Form 2017/18

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Please fill out this form with your sisterhood's most up-to-date leadership and their contact information so that WRJ and your WRJ District can keep you informed with news, events, leadership tips, and more.

Sisterhood Leadership Information 2017/2018

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Expense Reimbursement Request Form

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Please fill out this form for District reinbursement

District Reimbursement Form.pdf

Or Ami 2018 Awards

Established in 1973, the WRJ Or Ami "Light of My People" Award for Special Achievement in Programming recognizes exemplary social justice, community service, and educational programming that serves as a model for other WRJ Districts and sisterhoods. 

Applications are open for the 2018 Or Ami Programming Awards. Applications are due by July 10, 2017. Those whose programs and projects are selected as recipients will be recognized at WRJ’s Fried Leadership Conference 2018, which will be held from March 1-4, 2018. 

Or Ami 2018 Awards PDF

Or Ami 2018 Awards- On WRJ Website


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WRJ Informational Hightlights




(Approved March 6, 2017)

“This year we are slaves; next year, may we be free.” (Passover Haggadah)

“No one should be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all forms.” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 4)

“I had not then learned the measure of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’, nor to what limitless extent of wickedness he will go for the love of gain.” Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave (1853)

The Jewish people in its history has...

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Statement on Human Trafficking

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The mission of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Women of Reform Judaism is to support the ideals and enhance the quality of

Jewish living thus insuring the future of Progressive Judaism.

We are Stronger Together

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2018 Events
Fried Leadership Conference
March 1-4, 2018
Nashville, TN
2018 Mid-Atlantic District Convention
Nov. 2 - 5, 2018
Ner Shalom, Woodbridge, VA