Mid-Atlantic District



MAD for Words and Wine:

A Lively Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 17th at 7:30 pm

From NPR: There are books that keep you turning pages to find out what's going to happen and others to find out how it happened. Elizabeth Poliner's beautiful first novel falls squarely into the please-tell-us-all-about-it group.

NY Times: “As Close to Us as Breathing” is a big-hearted roundelay of a novel that, among other things, performs the invaluable service of recovering a lost world.

We’ll focus on this book’s depiction of women’s roles in their families and in Judaism. 

Register to attend here.

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Mental Health & Wellness Workshop Series

Part 1: Sunday, November 19th at 6 pm

Part 2: Sunday, February 25th at 6 pm

If you were part of the workshop presented at the district convention in March - Digging Deep: Nourishing Your Mental Health & Wellness, this will dig deeper into our personal journey. If you were not, this is your opportunity to join us as we explore and start your mental health and wellness journey.

Join our District VP of Marketing & Communications, Holly Plotnick, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), as she facilitates these workshops!

Be on the lookout for more information & details in future communications. For questions, contact


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Temple Sinai Event

Learn About ABORTION by the NUMBERS

The Devastating Impact of Current Restrictions on Abortion Access

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For information on Abortion Access Organizations, visit:

Women of Temple Rodef Shalom Annual Mimosa Brunch

Sunday, October 15, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

McLean Hilton Hotel

Sip mimosas, feast on a sumptuous hot and cold buffet spread, and mingle with old and new friends. The featured keynote speaker, Sara Imershein, MD, will present Abortion in America: Patients, Providers, and Politics – a Jewish Perspective. Dr. Imershein will discuss abortion and Jewish Law as she reviews the devastating and far-reaching impact of the Dobbs decision. As a medical professional, she will dispel myths, share anecdotes, and tell us how we can take action. Dr Sara Imershein, is a board-certified OBGYN in the Washington, DC area.

For more information and to register, visit:

Women of Temple Rodef Shalom

2100 Westmoreland Street

Falls Church, VA

Drop-In Mah Jongg Wednesdays, 1 - 4 PM

Each and every Wednesday, the Women of TRS welcome our own Temple Rodef Shalom members, as well as members of the community (new and experienced players) for some Mahj. We come to play the game, increase our skills (“practice makes perfect”), see old friends, and make new ones. We supply the tables and the Mah Jongg sets; you need to bring your own Mah Jongg card. [Sorry, ladies, we are not selling cards at Temple Rodef Shalom during Drop-In.] We would love for you to become a “regular.” No advance registration is required; just show up. All proceeds go to charity. This is a major fundraiser for the Women of TRS; it also fosters friendship and community since we all have a great time.

CONTACT: Debbie Droller, 703.790.9635 or Iva Gresko, 703.328.1606

COST: $5 per drop-in session


"An Unorthodox Education" Watch Party

Monday, October 2

8:00pm ET| East Coast Viewing

7:00pm PT| West Coast Viewing

Join WRJ for this bi-coastal watch party of the documentary, "Unorthodox Education." The film examines the fact that tens of thousands of Jewish schoolchildren graduate from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn 'yeshiva' high schools without knowing who George Washington was or that the Earth moves around the Sun. We'll hear graduates of these schools explain how they were denied the legally mandated education they need to become independent adults.

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Reproductive Freedom Ballot Initiatives – Change Happens on the State Level

Thursday, October 5

8:30pm ET | 5:30pm PT

Join the RAC and WRJ to hear about how our movement is coming together to win on abortion at the state level. Leaders and Sisterhoods from OH and FL will share the latest about their path to the ballot in their states and how you can be an ally in the pursuit of reproductive freedom. From near or far, learn how you can take action to support this work in OH and FL, or prepare for future initiatives in your state.

Learn How to Ignite Change


Heartland District's "Keturah: The Unknown Matriarch with Rabbi Marla J. Feldman

Tuesday, October 10

8:00pm ET | 5:00pm PT

Join Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, former WRJ Executive Director and author of Biblical Women Speak, for a Torah/Midrash study focusing on Keturah.

Uncover Keturah's Story

"An Unorthodox Education" Q&A

Wednesday, October 11

8:00pm ET | 5:00pm PT

Whether you tuned in solo, joined us for the watch party, or haven't had the chance to experience the documentary "Unorthodox Education" just yet, you won't want to miss the opportunity to engage directly with the minds behind it all. Join the director, Joe Kolman, and producer, Elana Sigal in this Q&A session!




Empowering Change Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

YES Fund Panel series kickoff event!

Tuesday, October 17

8:00pm ET | 5:00pm PT

Join us in this kickoff event for a dynamic Zoom forum spotlighting innovative initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), thanks to the generous support of WRJ’s YES Fund. This panel will be moderated by Julia Wackenheim, WRJ Executive Committee member and YES Fund Chair. Hear from Co-Founder of Rekindle, Matt Fieldman, on breaking barriers between Jewish and African American communities. Avodah CEO Cheryl Cook will speak on the Jews of Color Bayit & Leadership Development program, and ish Executive & Artistic Director Marie Krulewitch-Browne will share more about the Queer Torah Study Fellowship.

I Want to Empower Change through DEI

CCAR Press Speaker Series: "The First Fifty Years: A Jubilee in Prose and Poetry Honoring Women Rabbis"

Cosponsored by Women of Reform Judaism and the Women's Rabbinic Network

Thursday, October 19

7:30pm ET | 4:30pm PT

The 1972 ordination of Rabbi Sally J. Priesand was a watershed moment in Jewish history. "The First Fifty Years: A Jubilee in Prose and Poetry Honoring Women Rabbis," new from CCAR Press, features authors—many of them pioneering rabbis— who share stories, insights, analysis, and celebrations of women in the rabbinate. These are intertwined with a wealth of poetry that poignantly captures the spirit of this anniversary. This event will feature the volume's editors, Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Jessica Greenbaum, and Rabbi Hara E. Person, in conversation with Rabbi Mary L. Zamore, executive director of the Women's Rabbinic Network. It will include a welcome from Rabbi Liz P. G. Hirsch, executive director of Women of Reform Judaism.

Celebrate the Anniversary!


Mark your calendar to join WRJ for a reception prior to the URJ 150th gathering! Meet our new Executive Director, Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch (she/her), and WRJ President, Sara Charney, and many other Reform women. Hear about WRJ’s exciting upcoming plans and kindle new and existing connections. Whether or not you are attending the URJ gathering, all are invited to join us at WRJ’s reception!

For those attending the URJ's 150th gathering, please join us as our complimentary guest (no charge). For those coming only for WRJ's reception, the cost is $36.


Special Announcement!

We are thrilled to announce the date and location for the

2024 Fried Women's Conference.

Stay tuned for more details!

During this event, attendees will participate in workshops, create connections, and network with other WRJ women, experience meaningful Shabbat worship and music, learn from experts and each other, and enjoy time with WRJ leaders and friends. FWC attendees will leave feeling rejuvenated and better prepared to guide their sisterhoods and serve as leaders in both Jewish and secular communities.

The WRJ Fried Women's Conference (FWC) is made possible in part by a generous endowment from WRJ Board member Joanne B. Fried.

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