Press Releases

Women of Reform Judaism Responds to the Tragic Gun Violence in Highland Park, IL  

Contact: Elisa Heisman,, 212-650-4066
(New York, NY – July 5, 2022) - Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) mourns the loss of six people murdered at the July 4th parade in Highland Park, IL yesterday including one of our members, Jacki Sundheim of North Shore Congregation Israel. Jacki worked at this synagogue as their Events and B'nei Mitzvah Coordinator and was a lifelong congregant.

HUC Faculty Prize Awarded to Dr. Dana Herman

Contact: Elisa Heisman,, 212-650-4066
Dr. Dana Herman, an archivist in charge of the WRJ Collection at HUC’s Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in Cincinnati, is the 2022 recipient of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) HUC Faculty Award. By cataloging, preserving, and providing access to these significant historical records, Dr. Herman has ensured that the extensive documentation of WRJ's contributions to the Reform Movement and North American Jewry will live on in the future.