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Our Leadership

Since 1913, WRJ leaders have carved out a place for women in Reform Jewish life, beginning when women couldn't serve as rabbis or on congregational boards. WRJ's influential, hard-working, and successful leadership team includes the Board of Directors (which includes District Presidents) and an active Board Alumni group.

Elected in March 2021, WRJ President Sara Charney is the organization's first Canadian president. She has been actively involved in WRJ since becoming local sisterhood president at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has held many positions on the District, and North American levels.

The Board helps articulate and promote the organization’s vision, develop and implement major initiatives and policies, inspire women leaders, and consult on project strategy essential to the organization’s success.

Created in 2010, the WRJ Chai Society helps WRJ Board alumnae continue their involvement with WRJ, mentor and inspire rising leaders in the organization, and make a difference in the Reform Movement and beyond.