Programming Grants

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 wrjcd.awards@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Area Directors

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 (wrjcd.speakers@gmail.com) for all requests for speakers.

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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.

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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.

 

Roster Form


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 wrjcdpresident@gmail.com.

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.

Contact Us

We offer scholarships for programs. Contact our District President at wrjcdpresident@gmail.com