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,

WRJ Atlantic District President, Lori Motis headshot

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

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Alumnae Group

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Alumnae group description

 

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Alumnae at camp

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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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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WRJ Atlantic Tribute Donation Acknowledgment

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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Upcoming WRJ Events

Havdalah and Conversation

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10 Tammuz 5782
Join WRJ for a Havdalah ritual and an open conversation about the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v.

Virtual Lilith Salon

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13 Tammuz 5782
Join us as Peggy Martin facilitates our discussion on the following two articles from the Spring issue of Lilith Magazine: Portraits of Power: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate and How to Visit.

On the WRJ Blog

Parashat Korach

July 1, 2022
As I read and reread this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Korach, which highlights the famous rebellion against Moses and Aaron by Korach, Dathan, and Abiram, my thoughts instantly turned to our world today. We humans refuse to learn from the past. We keep ‘tripping over our own feet’ repeatedly. These days, I imagine you might be asking yourself the same questions that are forever bumping around my head…why, why, why? I leap from one news report to another throughout the day. How is our world such a mess? Do you listen to podcasts and read blogs and editorials? We wonder if today’s Korachs and Dathans and Abirams are running wild around the globe, especially here in our own democracy in America.