Welcome to Heartland District!

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Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) strengthens the voice of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values.

Welcome to the WRJ Heartland District website! Whether you are a member of Women of Reform Judaism, leader of a WRJ-affiliated women’s group/sisterhood, WRJ leader, or someone who shares our common goal of ensuring a vibrant future for Reform Jewish women, we hope you will find helpful information and resources on this site. As you explore the site, you will find:

  • Information on the upcoming programs and events held within our district that provide opportunities to connect with each other through praying, learning, and engaging with one another at regional conferences and local gatherings. 
  • Tools and resources to help you in your leadership role. 
  • Access to district leaders who are available to support you as advisors, consultants, teachers, and program speakers. Our Executive Committee members and committee chairs, as well as the staff at the WRJ office, are available to assist you as needed.
  • Opportunities to share and network with other WRJ members and leaders throughout the Heartland area. 

I am so excited to help lead our new Heartland District into the future. I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your passion for WRJ, and discovering what inspires you to join in. I am sure it will be a time for us to gain knowledge from each other and share in our success as women’s groups, as leaders, and as individuals.

Welcome to the WRJ Heartland District! 


Rozan Anderson
WRJ Heartland District President 2023-2026


Upcoming Events

IEC Presents: A Conversation with Rabbi Miri Gold

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17 Sivan 5783
The Israel Education Committee (IEC) invites you to a very special conversation with Rabbi Miri Gold, the founding rabbi of Kehilat Birkat Shalom on Kibbutz Gezer. Rabbi Gold was the central complainant in a seven-year court battle led by the Israel Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

Film, Fiction, and Fine Wine: "The Golden Doves" with Author Martha Hall Kelly

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20 Sivan 5783
We are thrilled to have Martha Hall Kelly join us to discuss her new book, "The Golden Doves." Inspired by true events, "The Golden Doves" is about two former female spies, bound together by their past, who risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi doctor in the aftermath of World War II.

Know Your Worth and Advocate for Pay Equity

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26 Sivan 5783
Join WRJ for a conversation around understanding your own value and self-worth at work and advocating for pay equity and paid family and medical leave policies. Rabbi Mary Zamore, Executive Director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, will host a fireside chat with Dr.

WRJ Updates

Commission on Social Action Meeting Recap

May 25, 2023
WOW! I have just attended my first in-person Commission on Social Action (CSA) meeting. I have attended several meetings on Zoom, but it is different in person. There were many expert speakers who came in to talk with the group. The topics were serious but enlightening.

Find a WRJ Sisterhood

Sisterhoods are dedicated to a wide variety of religious, educational, social, philanthropic, and advocacy efforts. They are also an outlet for Reform Jewish women and an integral part of any congregation. Find a sisterhood in your area today!