Or Ami "Light of My People" Programming 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 for the 2020 Or Ami Awards are open now through July 10, 2019.

Apply here.

Those whose programs and projects are selected as recipients will be recognized at WRJ’s Fried Leadership Conference 2020, which will be held from April 30-May 3, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. 

Programs and projects are eligible for the 2020 Or Ami Awards if they occurred between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019 and cannot have previously submitted for an Or Ami Award or have received a WRJ Incubator Grant or WRJ-NCEJ Outreach Grant.

For more information on Or Ami Awards, view the guidelines here

Important Dates:

July 1, 2017- June 30, 2019: Eligible programs/projects took place

July 10, 2019: Or Ami applications due

November 1, 2019: Or Ami Awards will be announced

April 30-May 3, 2020: Or Ami Awards will be presented at the Fried Leadership Conference


Past Award Winners

The previous award-winning programs are useful resources for WRJ Districts and sisterhoods looking for new program and advocacy ideas as they can be replicated, adapted, or taken in new directions. For more information on specific projects, please contact the WRJ District or sisterhood directly, using the provided link.

For more information about the WRJ Or Ami Awards, please contact WRJ Program Associate Micaela Sheinhait at msheinhait@wrj.org or 212.650.4060.