Atlantic

The Atlantic District includes New Jersey, Pennsylvania (except Erie), Wheeling and Morgantown, West Virginia

Welcome to WRJ Atlantic District!

A Message from Atlantic District President, Lori Motis

Dear Sisters,

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Welcome to the WRJ Atlantic District website! Even though we may all be at different stages of our leadership development, the District is here to work toward bringing out women’s potentials. We are working together to help District women in “Reaching New Heights” in the coming term through our programming and outreach efforts.

This website is a great reference guide. We will post our upcoming events here, so check back to keep up to date. There is information in our District Manual about our District, by-laws, policies and procedures, District forms, and contact information. We also have information about opportunities for giving to our two District Funds and our Alumnae group.

Feel free to email to stay in touch. Join our District conference calls, attend District and local area events. Stronger together, we contribute to the Jewish people as we do the work of WRJ and our District.

In Sisterhood,

Lori

 

Lori B. Motis

WRJ Atlantic District President

wrjatlantic@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Havdalah and Hanukkah Candles

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Join the WRJ District Presidents for Havdalah and Candle Lighting. We are so excited to come together in celebration of Hanukkah with a special District President lead Havdalah and Hanukkah Candle lighting.

Register today for our 2021 Fall Kallah

Check out our Upcoming Events page for all of the details about our Fall Kallah on October 9, 2021! 

Please join this important Mitzvah project with our Harlam family. When you read our nurse Sara and her family’s story, I know your hearts (and wallets) will open. What has happened to them is simply too much for one family to endure. We are a village…a holy community, and we help our own and as we help others. Please give what you can! Thank you! 

Hugs,
Rosanne Selfon

 

 

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URJ Camp Harlam family in need

Each sisterhood and women's group in the Atlantic District is entitled to a District speaker once every two years. Most sisterhoods request a speaker for their own sisterhood, alone, but you may instead request a speaker for a joint event with one or more other affiliated sisterhoods in your city or local area.

For more information, visit our Speakers Bureau FAQs page. 

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District Giving & Philanthropy

Celebrate Everyday Happenings!

Send a donation of $18 or more and we will send a lovely acknowledgement card to whomever you designate. Your gift will not only bring joy or comfort to those you honor, but it will also provide scholarship funds to train our future leaders and ensure that Reform Judaism remains strong into the future.

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Donation Form >

YES Fund

Every year, we like to send information about the WRJ YES Fund and the Atlantic District JMG Youth Fund. Also for your convenience, we include the YES Fund Allocations to share with your sisterhood and a link to the YES Fund video.

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On the WRJ Blog

Parashah Vayeishev

November 26, 2021
This week’s Torah portion, Vayeishev (Genesis 37:1-40:23), begins with Joseph sharing two dreams with his brothers and ends with Joseph interpreting dreams for both the Pharaoh’s cupbearer and chief baker.

Engaging Young Women with WRJ

November 26, 2021
A tapestry of generations—that’s one of the taglines our Temple Emanu-El WRJ Sisterhood has used to reflect the importance of including women* at every age and stage in our sisterhood.

Roe v. Wade is at Risk, We Must Raise Our Voices for Abortion Rights

November 18, 2021
On December 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the most consequential abortion rights case in generations. This case directly challenges the right to abortion affirmed by Roe v. Wade—that everyone has autonomy over their bodies and has the right to decide whether they want to continue a pregnancy—and the fundamental right to live with autonomy, dignity, and equality.