About WRJ

Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) strengthens the voice of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values.

Devoted to a broad spectrum of Jewish and humanitarian causes, WRJ furthers the teachings and practices of Judaism. Its diversified activities include projects supporting religious and family education, strengthening Jewish identity worldwide, and a wide range of social justice and women’s issues.

 

WRJ Core Values

WRJ is dedicated to:

  • Strengthening the voice of women and advocating for women’s rights in religious practice and public policy;
  • Connecting Jewish women around the world through events and a global network of sisterhoods and women’s groups;
  • Nurturing spiritual growth and deepening Jewish engagement by providing program ideas, Torah study guides, and a wide variety of publications on worship, holidays, and more;
  • Cultivating the next generation of Reform Jewish leaders through the WRJ Fried Women's Conference, the YES Fund, which includes youth and clergy scholarships, and partnerships with other arms of the Reform Movement.
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Our History

For over 100 years, WRJ has had an illustrious and extensive history of being at the forefront of social action and change, advancing the role of women in Jewish life, and supporting the growth of Reform institutions around the world. Today, we continue to work tirelessly to support important social justice issues while bringing women together to develop personal relationships, facilitate strong leaders, and create a joyful community of faith.

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WRJ Today

Today, hundreds of WRJ-affiliated sisterhoods and many individual members gain access to a vast network of membership, programming, and leadership resources as well as the opportunity to network with thousands of other women and make a difference around the world.

WRJ Leadership

Leadership & Board

WRJ's President and Board help articulate and promote our vision, develop and implement major initiatives and policies, inspire women leaders worldwide, and consult on project strategy essential to WRJ's success.

Chai Society

Created in 2010, WRJ's Chai Society helps our Board alumnae continue their involvement with WRJ, mentor and inspire rising leaders, and making a difference in the Reform Movement and beyond.

Make a Donation to WRJ Today

With your support, WRJ strengthens the voices of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values. Consider making a donation today!

 

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Our Team

Our Staff

WRJ is home to a hardworking and creative professional staff who oversee marketing and communications, events and leadership, philanthropy, programs and affiliate services for sisterhoods & Districts, and the organization as a whole.

WRJ Career Opportunities

Join our team and help WRJ and the rest of the Reform Movement strengthen the voices of women in congregational life and ensuring the future of Reform Judaism worldwide.