Mid-Atlantic

This District includes the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina (except Charlotte and Davidson), Virginia, and Charleston, West Virginia.

Welcome to WRJ Mid-Atlantic District!

A Welcome Letter from District President, Marilyn Morrison

Welcome to the WRJ Mid-Atlantic District website. This is your portal to see what we are all about. Our mission is strong and clear: helping sisterhoods/women’s groups participate effectively in the activities and goals of WRJ; assisting in the organization of new sisterhoods/women’s groups; bringing the sisterhoods/women’s groups into closer cooperation and association with one another to further their respective activities, and helping our sisterhoods/women’s groups achieve their highest potential. We are the link between WRJ and the local sisterhood group.

The District provides ongoing training, support, and hands-on assistance for our sisterhoods. Look around this site and check back often for new information about area days and other district and regional functions.


In Sisterhood,
Marilyn Morrison, President

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Marilyn Morrison Headshot

Fall Fundraiser and District Board Elections

District Elections

Time To Start Thinking About District Elections!

Exciting changes are coming to WRJ and the Mid-Atlantic District. Are you an innovative person looking for a new challenge? Do you want to become more involved with WRJ at the district level and be part of the exciting changes? Take your leadership skills to the next level and consider becoming a part of the WRJ Mid-Atlantic District Executive Committee.

The Mid-Atlantic District Nominating Committee is currently seeking women for the three-year term that will begin in March 2023. This is an excellent opportunity for sisterhood leaders, former sisterhood presidents, and women who are simply passionate about WRJ.

Positions on the Executive Committee are president, first vice president, four vice presidents, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, treasurer, membership secretary, and area directors. Updated versions of all the job descriptions are posted on the Mid-Atlantic Yammer site

 The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Please note: If this is your first time applying, you may only apply for an area director position. If you are currently an officer or area director and wish to continue in your current position or apply for a new position, please submit an application. 

The slate will be announced in December 2022 and presented to the delegates for voting during the Mid-Atlantic District Convention in March 2023. The term of office will begin after the convention and will end in spring 2026.

We hope you will consider joining our leadership team!

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Pampered Chef Fundraiser

   

Our Pampered Chef fundraiser will run from November 17th - December 6th

Join us for a Virtual Cooking Demonstration 

November 29, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Click here to register for this event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Order Your Virtual Cookbook

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Cookbook Cover

Find over 75 diverse and delicious recipes, including holiday favorites such as brisket, kugel, pumpkin chocolate chip bread and cranberry chutney in this virtual cookbook.  Enjoy vegan and gluten-free recipes too. Mid-Atlantic District’s Treasured, Tried and True Recipes was created last year during COVID to bond our District’s sisterhoods together. Order yours now to create fabulous meals or order them as gifts for family and friends.

Each virtual copy is available for a donation of $18.  Proceeds will be used by the District to provide scholarships for URJ campers and first-time District event attendees and for other District projects.

Support the WRJ Mid-Atlantic District

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District logo with WRJ Mid-Atlantic District below

Your donation to the WRJ Mid-Atlantic District helps to support the ideals and enhance the quality of Progressive Jewish life.

Sisterhood Leadership Updates

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Please click and fill out this form with your sisterhood's most up-to-date leadership and their contact information so that WRJ and your WRJ District can keep you informed with news, events, leadership tips, and more.

If you have ay questions, please email leadership@wrj.org or call 212-650-4050.

On the WRJ Blog

Parashat Tol'dot

November 25, 2022
In the US, slavery and segregation meant that Blacks and whites lived as ‘2 peoples’ where whites prevailed over Blacks. While laws have been passed to remove barriers to equal justice, centuries of racial subordination and discrimination do not end just because laws are passed to prohibit them. There is still much work to be done to ensure that all persons have their civil rights and that, unlike the blessing Isaac conferred on Esau, they can live freely wherever they wish to reside. We can help affect change through participation in any number of social action and social justice initiatives.

Parashat Chayei Sarah

November 18, 2022
On the recent WRJ Civil Rights Journey (CRJ), the theme of legacy was repeated over and over. As our tour guide, Billy Planer wrapped up our powerful five-day experience, he asked this poignant legacy question, ‘How will you live your life so that when you die, you have a legacy of justice for the next generation to remember you by?’

Lori Motis: A WRJ Leadership Spotlight

November 18, 2022
Supporting our local congregations and communities is what makes Sisterhood membership so rewarding. WRJ expands on this by connecting us to other sisterhoods and communities in this amazing network. Our impact in the world is magnified by our involvement in the organization.