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The Northeast District is one of the eight districts of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). WRJ is the collective voice and presence of women in congregational life. Stronger together, we support the ideals and enhance the quality of Jewish living to ensure the future of progressive Judaism in North America, Israel, and around the world. READ MORE ABOUT "WHO WE ARE"


Are you passionate about WRJ? Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Why not consider becoming a part of the WRJ Northeast District Executive Committee?

Would you like to get involved or stay involved with your district on a leadership level? The district nominating committee is seeking women who represent the broadest range of experience, background and geographic location to join our team for the 2018-2020 term that begins at our district biennial in Framingham, Massachusetts, on October 25-28, 2018. Are you a leader in your sisterhood? A current leader on our board that would like to continue? An outgoing sisterhood president? Or are you someone who would like to get more involved at the district level?

It is your sisterhood’s right, privilege, and opportunity to identify qualified candidates and encourage them to submit their names for consideration by the committee. Not only is it an honor for the women, it is also a source of pride for your sisterhood and congregation to have one of your members serve on the WRJ Northeast District Executive Committee. Your sisterhood will have firsthand knowledge of WRJ and Northeast District activities and programs, and can share in the decision-making process of the district.

You can find our job descriptions HERE.

The application can be found HERE.

The term of office is two years and will begin in October 2018.

The slate will be announced in June 2018.

Application deadline is Sunday May 6, 2018.

A Message from WRJ Northeast District President Vivian Blumstein

VivianBlumstein.jpg(December 2017) As I am writing this, it is a beautiful fall day on Long Island. It is sunny, cool and crisp – a perfect day to take a walk later (instead of getting aggravated at the Black Friday sales). In looking back at the first year of my term, I am amazed at all we have accomplished together.

After our District Convention in November 2016, we hit the ground running. Those of us who attended really enjoyed the Fried Leadership Conference (FLC) in Charleston, SC. I had never been there, and I had a amazing time going to workshops, worshipping, and playing with new and old friends. The next FLC will be held in Nashville, TN, March 1‑4, 2018. If you haven’t registered yet, here is the link. Don’t forget – early bird registration ends on January 10! I’d love to see you there.

We held a wonderful area event in April for our New York City area sisters. Nolan Altman presented a very interesting program titled “Jewish Genealogy: Trace Our Connections.” The next day we held a WRJ Northeast District Executive Committee meeting. In September, another area event took place in Buffalo, NY, for our Northern Area sisters. I spoke about "WRJ 101 – Global Connections." These events were well attended and helped bring women together. By holding these in different areas, we hope to attract as many women as possible, many of whom may not be able to attend other district events.

Our Kallah in October was outstanding. We choose the theme “B’tzelim Elohim” [in the image of God]. A record number of women came and enjoyed learning and schmoozing together. This was a “deeper” topic, and everyone who came was open to learning and sharing. A WRJ Northeast District Board meeting followed on Sunday.

Our next area event will be in the Boston area in January. Boston Channel 7 News reporter Kimberly Bookman will speak about “The TRUTH About News.” We will meet at Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, MA. Please see the flyer for details and registration.

Each of these events takes a lot of thought and planning. Thank you to all who helped put these events together, and also to all who attended.

I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year – and I hope to see many of you in Nashville.

Vivian Blumstein

Let's Keep in Touch

Join the conversation on Yammer... THE YAMMER WEBSITE allows WRJ sisterhood leaders and individual members to connect with one another, ask questions, and share strategies and programming. To request access to Yammer, email leadership@wrj.org. If you are a sisterhood leader, please also include the name and location of your sisterhood as well as your own contact information.

Become a member of the Kevuda Society... Former members of the boards of District 1, District 3, and the Northeast District can stay in touch by joining the Kevuda Society. Please contact us at wrjneblast@gmail.com for more information.

Read our newsletter... NEWS FROM THE NORTHEAST is sent via email to sisterhood presidents, individual WRJ members, Kevuda Society members, and the board of the Northeast District on the first Tuesday of each month. Ask your sisterhood president to forward it to you, so that you can keep up with all the news in the Northeast District. Or you can read it HERE.

Like us on Facebook... VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE periodically to see what's happening in the Northeast District.

Visit our website often... It provides helpful information about the district and its resources.

Last but not least, contact us by email at wrjneblast@gmail.com. Send us your comments and questions, and tell us what is happening in your sisterhood or community. We would love to hear from you!

Some notes about our website:

Use the dark blue navigation bars in the sidebar – Home, Who We Are, What We Do, Upcoming Events, Sisterhood Tools, Board Tools – to explore our website.

The website contains many links, which can be identified by their light blue color. For instance... SEE OUR UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE

If you have comments or suggestions about our website, please send your feedback to us at wrjneblast@gmail.com. Thank you!

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