Welcome to Heartland District!

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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


Heartland District Upcoming Events


January 9, 2024 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT on ZOOM

As we step into 2024, it's the perfect time to welcome fresh ideas and positive practices into our lives. Adopting the practice of gratitude can lead to reduced stress, better emotion regulation, and increased resilience. Participants will leave with practical self-care tools that they can start incorporating into their daily lives and routines. This Zoom session will be led by Wendy Singer, MS, Director of Programming, No Shame On U.

Hillary's Heartland Book Club

Hillary’s Heartland Book Club January 30 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT


The truth about postwar adoption in America, told through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their twin searches to find each other. 

Hillary’s Heartland Book Club

For additional upcoming Heartland events, please click on the News & Events tab above

WRJ Upcoming Events

WRJ at URJ 150: A Special Reception

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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?

WRJ Updates

Arriving in Israel to Find Home

December 8, 2023
This is the story of one woman whose life was changed thanks to the support of Women of Reform Judaism. WRJ’s support of progressive Jewish communities around the world, including recently arrived Jews and refugees from the former Soviet Union, made this woman’s story a reality.

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.

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!