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

Upcoming Events

Pink Challah Bake

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2 Heshvan 5782
WRJ is partnering with Sharsheret to bring you a special program in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Atlantic District Kallah

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3 Heshvan 5782 to 4 Heshvan 5782
This year's theme is Strong Women: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Special guests include Karen Sim, WRJ North American 1st VP, and Charles Troy and backstage tales of Funny Girl. And so much more!

Online Holiday Auction

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25 Heshvan 5782 to 4 Kislev 5782
What a time to celebrate the light in all of our lives! Last year's online auction was a big success, and we are excited to bring you another online auction! This one takes place October 31-November 7, 2021, and will end in time for this year's Hanukkah season! Donate an item today!

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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Animated woman speaking in front of a group

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

Get Involved in Advocacy

September 24, 2021
Are you interested in Advocacy but uncertain how to proceed? Are you overwhelmed by the number and frequency of advocacy requests? Do you feel like you do not have enough time or can’t afford to be involved? Many women have these concerns. Read about how you can fit advocacy into your life and your sisterhood.

Parashah Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

September 24, 2021
Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot recounts the story of the Golden Calf, the destruction of the tablets, and Moses’ interceding on behalf of the Jewish people for reconciliation with God.

Parashah Haazinu

September 17, 2021
As a high school teacher guiding my students in the art of essay writing, I often stress the importance of a strong conclusion. “You can’t just leave everyone hanging,” I tell them, “or wrap things up too quickly.