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 President's Message

Dear Sisters,

Winter is coming! As I write this, we are expecting our first winter storm of the season. The winter months are here.    Yesterday, I started my run at 4 pm, by the time I finished at 5 pm, it was dark and cold. Even though it was dark, there were holiday lights everywhere and I felt joyful to be able to celebrate the season with so many of my friends and family, albeit from afar.

There’s a rabbinic tale that can be used to explain why Hanukkah occurs at this time of year. In it, Adam notices the days becoming shorter and shorter and gets worried that light will disappear altogether. “But then, on the 25th of the Hebrew month that Hanukkah comes out of, he realizes it’s just because of the winter solstice,” says Elisheva Carlebach, a professor of History at Columbia University. “He was so grateful when he saw that the days would grow longer again that, on that turning point, he celebrated. I think [the story] is a way of explaining why Jews have a festival of lights in the darkest season. It’s a kind of oblique acknowledgment that there is some common impulse for people to face darkness with light.”  

In our darkest times, we look for the light. This is why 2020 Hanukkah might be more joyous than in years past, we expect brighter days in 2021.   We know things look a little different this year, but we are finding ways to stay warm by sharing on-line Hanukkiah lightings, song sessions, and present exchanges.   We’ve created new and different ways to connect, and in some ways, these connections are stronger. They are filled with light.  

My hope for us all is that these days of Hanukkah and winter are filled with family, love, and light. Chag Sameach.

Stronger Together

Marilyn Morrison

President

 


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 the WRJ Mid-Atlantic District Facebook page.
 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.  
 
 

 

Sisterhood Leadership Information Form

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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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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