Who We Are

Mid-Atlantic District

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Women of Reform Judaism is to support the ideals and enhance the quality of Jewish living thus ensuring the future of Progressive Judaism. 

We are Stronger Together.

 

District Executive Board

President, Marilyn Morrison

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Marilyn Morrison Headshot

First Vice President, Andrea Stillman

 
Immediate Past President, Lucretia Levy

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Treasurer, Jeanne Kahn

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Recording Secretary, HarrietAnn Litwin
 
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Corresponding Secretary, Jeanette Astrow
 
 
VP of Marketing and Communications, Carol Newman
 
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VP of Development and Special Projects, Josie Hertz-Ackerman
 
 
Areas 1 – 4, Area Vice President, Louise Johanson
 
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Area 1 Director, Ann Steinberg

 
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Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation, Baltimore, MD
Sherri Bell, President 
Susan Yaffe, President
 
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore, MD
Helene Waranch, President
 
Temple Adas Shalom, Havre de Grace, MD
Elise Woods, President
 
Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington, DE
Sarah Kittinger, Co-President
HarrietAnn Litwin, Co-President

Area 2 Director,  Bernice Porrazzo

Bet Aviv, Columbia, MD
Judith Silver Weisberg, President
 
Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
Nancy Lieberman, Co-President
Lisa Tucker, Co-President
 
Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD
Rachel Maryn, District Representative
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Temple Emanuel, Kensington, MD
Joyce Falk, Co-President
Janet Turim, Co-President
 
Temple Solel, Bowie, MD
Lisa Gottman, President
Area 3 Director, Holly Plotnick

 

Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD
Debbie Szyfer, Co-President 
Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, Co-President
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC
Randi Sadugor, President
 
Temple Rodef Shalom Falls Church, VA
Lisa Kazden, Co-President
Lisa Katzman, Co-President
 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, VA
Linda ShapiroPresident
 
Congregation Ner Shalom, Woodbridge, VA
Lucretia Levy, Co-President
Juliet Arrighi, Co-President

Area 4 Director, Louise Johanson

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Temple Bat Yam, Ocean City, MD
Anita Winkler, President
 
Temple Beth Shalom, Arnold, MD
Sarit Brosh, President

Areas 5 – 7, Area Vice President,  Margee Greenfield-Ney
 

Area 5 Director, Sarah Jacobs

Temple B'nai Shalom, Fairfax Station, VA
Holly Plotnick, President
 
Beth El Congregation, Harrisonburg, VA
Sherri Alt, President
 
Temple Israel, Charleston, WV
Millie Snyder, President

Area 6 Director, Ellen Wagner
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Congregation Beth Ahabah, Richmond, VA
Linda Ferguson, Co-President 
Meryl Bernstein, Co-President,
Sandy Corbett, Co-President
 
Ohef Shalom Temple, Norfolk, VA
Gail Bachman, President,  
 
Temple Beth Shalom, Danville, VA
Ronnie Mand, President
 
Beth Shalom Temple, Fredericksburg, VA
Michelle Swanson, President
 

Area 7 Director, Patricia Collins
Temple Beth Or, Raleigh, NC
Sara Baretta, President
 
Temple Emanuel, Greensboro, NC
Malinda Coleman, President
 
Temple of Israel Ladies Concordia Society, Wilmington, NC
Sharon Levy, President
 
Beth El Congregation, Winchester, VA
Lilly Klein, Co-President
Cathy Weiss, Co-President
 
Temple Emanuel, Winston-Salem, NC
Debbie Jones, President

 

Committee Chairs

Nominating Chair, Investment Chair, Lucretia Levy

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By-laws,  Parliamentarian, Helene Waranch
 
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New Affiliates Chair

Social Action Chair, Critical Issues Chair, Francine Thalheimer

 Historian, Marcia Bornfriend

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YES Fund Chair, Fundraising Chair, Ellen Miller
 
Good and Welfare Chair, Rhona Arbit

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District Programming Chair, Engagement Chair, Jaime Racer

Or Ami/District Awards Chair, Rachel Maryn

Speakers Bureau Chair, Sarah Jacobs

Convention Chair,  Andrea Stillman

Membership Chair,  Lauren Robinson

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District Past Presidents

*Helen Strauss, 1965-1967
*Helen Abelman Kramer, 1968-1970
*Francis Mogul, 1970-1973
*Hannah Schweitzer, 1973-1975
*Isabelle Horn, 1975-1977
*Audrey "Rickie" Behrend, 1977-1979
Joan Wachstein, 1979-1981
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Arlene Rephan, 1981-1983
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Lois Simpson, 1987-1989
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*Martha Bindeman, 1989-1991
Diane Haley, 1991-1993
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Marcia Kaplan, 1995-1997
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Arlene Mazer, 1997-1999
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Carla Shoap, 1999-2000
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Jean Fromson, 2001-2003
Susan Aaronson, 2003-2005
Deborah Coblenz, 2005-2007
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Denny Norris, 2009-2010
Lynda Weinstein, 2010-2012
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Ellen Wagner, 2012-2014
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Rachel Maryn, 2014-2016
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 Lucretia Levy, 2018-2020

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If you have a picture of a past president that is not shown here, please send it to Carol Newman
 
Past Presidents  - zikronah livrakha
 
Gwendolyn Cafritz
Ruth Cooper
Helen Dalsheimer
Reba Falkenstein 1961-1964
Francis Foreman
Helen Gifford 1948-1952
Sally Ginns
Min Klein 1952-1954
Sadie Kirsch
Cora Oppenheimer
Naomi Robbins
Jule Rosenbaum
Carrie O. Simon
Ethel Sitzer
Rachel Skutch
Sophie Spear
Harriet Sturm, 1985-1987
Laia S. Katz, 2007-2009