Is your sisterhood looking for financial assistance for a specific program? Look no further! WRJ Central District is now offering grants to support our affiliated sisterhoods and women’s groups in good standing for up to $500. Apply today! For questions or assistance in completing the application, please contact Pamela Feldman-Hill, the WRJ Central District VP of Development and Special Projects, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Area Directors are your connection to Central District and WRJ!
- When your area director contacts you (the sisterhood or women's group leader) be sure to answer her phone call and/or reply to her email.
- If you are a new sisterhood president or women's group leader, you are not alone! Your area director is there for you to answer questions and provide support.
- Communication is two-way; your area director will have information for you about the district and WRJ, but she also wants to hear what is happening in your sisterhood or women's group.
Central District Speaker’s Bureau
Karen Sim will arrange visits from District speakers for sisterhoods. Speakers can help with board orientations, leadership development, YES Fund events, installations, and more. Speakers’ costs are paid for by the district and are a benefit of your district dues. District Speakers Bureau requests are scheduled based on availability, and it is recommended that all requests be submitted at least three months in advance. A district affiliate is eligible to get a district speaker once every two years.
Contact Karen Sim (email@example.com) for all requests for speakers.
WRJ Speakers Bureau
WRJ’s Speakers Bureau affords our affiliate sisterhoods the opportunity to invite a WRJ spokeswoman to energize, inspire, educate, and motivate your leaders and general membership.
WRJ speakers are leaders of our organization. They will work with your sisterhood to prepare for a special event, celebration or retreat, and introduce your members to the special projects and programs of WRJ. They will also facilitate training workshops on any aspect of sisterhood life.
This service is provided at no cost to our sisterhoods in good standing once every two years. Speakers Bureau engagement requests are scheduled based on availability and it is recommended that all requests be submitted at least three months in advance.
District Speaker Request Form
Our district Speaker Request Form is necessary for you to get your next speaker for an event.
Speaker’s Bureau chair, Karen Sim, arranges visits from district speakers for sisterhoods. Speakers can help with board orientations, leadership development, YES Fund events, and installations. Speakers’ costs are paid for by the district and are a benefit of your district dues.
The district board members want to be able to contact current sisterhood presidents and their respective chairs. If you have not gotten a blank roster form, you can find it here. Please complete and send it to the Corresponding Secretary. Please fill out this online form for WRJ as well.
You can request a chair contact you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards & Grants
The Deborah Honor
This award recognizes one woman from each sisterhood within Central District who has demonstrated extraordinary service and commitment to both sisterhood and Judaism based upon criteria established by the sisterhood. Each woman nominated by her sisterhood to receive the Deborah Honor will be recognized at our District Convention.
Deborah Honor Nominations:
Do you know of one woman in your Sisterhood or women’s group who has given exemplary service to your group? She deserves an award! The Deborah Awards are given at our District convention. For 2023, the first convention of our new Heartland District (a consolidation of Central and Midwest Districts) will be in March in the Chicago suburbs.
The Deborah award recognizes one woman from each sisterhood within Central District who has demonstrated extraordinary service and commitment to both sisterhood and Judaism based upon criteria established by the sisterhood.
For additional information, contact Awards Chair Susan Glazer at: email@example.com
We don’t know what the future is going to look like, but I’m here to help make the present more fun virtually. Central District has a Zoom account that we will host for you. You don’t have to do anything other than come up with the programming for your sisterhood.
WRJ Central District will make the account available to sisterhoods for your meetings and programming on a first come first served basis. The meetings can have up to 99 participants, last as long as you want, and can be hosted by the sisterhood or by one of the District board members.
If you have a program that you want (or it needs) to go virtual, contact Jan Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 859-815-0450 to schedule the time and get the Zoom link.