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

Welcome to WRJ Atlantic District!

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A Message from Atlantic District President, Jan Shaw

Welcome to the WRJ Atlantic District website! After three years of not being together, in person, it’s our goal to make you feel seen and heard. Whatever stage of your WRJ journey, the District is here to work toward bringing out the best in you and to make this world a better place. We are working together to help District women in “Keeping the Flame Alive” 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 me 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,


Jan M. Shaw

President, WRJ Atlantic District


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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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

WRJ at URJ 150: A Special Reception

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3 Tevet 5784
Are you planning to attend the URJ 150th gathering on December 15-17, 2023 in Washington, D.C. — where we’ll recognize and celebrate the URJ’s 150 years of work, and look ahead to its next 150 years and the exciting things yet to come?

On the WRJ Blog

Continuing to Educate and Empower People Together

December 1, 2023
As we head toward the end of the calendar year, there are many programs to attend, lots of holidays to prepare for, and plenty of important work to contribute to. One facet of the important work that Women of Reform Judaism continues to commit itself to, for we can always do more and better...

My Challah-Making Experience

November 17, 2023
Five days after the deadly attack by Hamas on Israel, Sisterhood of Congregation Emanu El, Houston hosted a program. I’m not sure Jewish life as we knew it would ever be the same, but it was meaningful for me to come together for a program in our temple.