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Join your district sisters at our Fall Kallah in Wilmington, Delaware

November 8 - 10

Wilmington Delaware


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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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Keeping You Informed

You now have additional ways to stay on top of what is happening in the Mid-Atlantic District. Along with The Candle and the website, follow us on Twitter @MidWrj. Do you have a Facebook account? Follow us on WRJ Mid-Atlantic District.
We now have a district Yammer group.  If you are already in Yammer, you can look for it using the search bar or you can search for it in groups. Once you click on the group, you can read the messages and then click the button on the upper right side that says "join group". If you are not yet on Yammer, you can send an email to leadership@wrj.org
to request an invite or you can go to www.yammer.com/womenofreformjudaism.
 In addition to information pertaining to our district, you can join groups that include information on Judaica shops, membership, and many other interests.  
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Or Ami Application

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 for the 2020 Or Ami Awards are open now through July 10, 2019. Contact Rachel Maryn, rmaryn@verizon.net for more information.
Or Ami Application

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Sisterhood Leadership Information Form


Please click and 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. 

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 Sisterhood Events

Go to the Sisterhood News to check our what our sisterhoods are doing.

For more details, click on this link Sisterhood News


District Speakers Bureau

Sisterhoods are encouraged to invite speakers to their events. Sisterhoods in good standing with both WRJ and their WRJ District are qualified to have a WRJ North American Representative or a Mid-Atlantic District Executive Board member visit for no charge once every two years. For District Speakers, complete the following form. To invite a WRJ North American Representative follow the link to this form. Requests must be submitted at least three months in advance of your requested date.

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Expense Reimbursement Request Form

Click on the link below
Please fill out this form for District reimbursement

District Reimbursement Form.pdf

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 ensuring the future of Progressive Judaism.

We are Stronger Together


2019-2020 Events
Mid-Atlantic District Fall Kallah
November 8 - 10
Wilmington, Delaware
2020 Spring Board Meeting
March 29
Bowie, Maryland