Southwest District strives to further the mission of

Women of Reform Judaism:

WRJ strengthens the voice of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values.

To help support Southwest District and our philanthropic efforts:


ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW SCHOLARSHIP

On November 6, 2020, WRJ Southwest District announced the creation of the Soozi Waxman Camp Scholarship Fund, in memory of our beloved, long-time member and VP of Development (2018-2020), Soozi Waxman. For more information, contact Pat Blum at patkblum@yahoo.com. Some of the highlights of the Camp Scholarship are:

●$1,000 Scholarship to one camper (male or female) per year attending

●Eligible if attending Henry S. Jacobs Camp, Greene Family Camp or Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) 

●Applicant must have parent/guardian affiliated with WRJ Southwest District

●Applicant must attend a full session

●Applications must be received by January 31st and will receive notification by February 15th

●Donations may be made on WRJ Southwest District website, 'DONOR' button

Click HERE to apply for the Soozi Waxman Camp Scholarship


SOUTHWEST DISTRICT CONVENTION, NOV. 5-7, 2020  

WORKSHOP/SESSION RECORDINGS BELOW

Opening: Faith-Based Response to Reproductive Rights -- CLICK HERE

Block A: Balancing Your Life -- CLICK HERE

Block A: Engaging Members/Listening Campaigns -- CLICK HERE

Block A: Running an Effective Community Campaign -- CLICK HERE

Block B: Addressing Gender Based Abuse -- CLICK HERE

Block B: Alternative Leadership Models -- CLICK HERE

Block B: Pay Equity -- CLICK HERE

Block B: The Value of Telling Your Story of Diversity -- CLICK HERE

Business of the District & Immigration Justice -- CLICK HERE

Installation of Officers -- CLICK HERE


2020 DISTRICT CONVENTION

TRIBUTE AD VIDEO

CLICK HERE TO VIEW




Check out our latest Southwest District Schmooze - October

Your TOP FIVE Civic Action To-do List!

CLICK HERE


UPCOMING CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP?

Attention Sisterhood/Women's Group Presidents

 

Don't forget to fill out WRJ's Sisterhood Leadership Change form if you have new 2020-2021 leadership at your Sisterhood/Women's Group.

This way your new leadership can also receive WRJ news, events, tools and more! Click HERE to begin your update.

 


 
Check out possible WRJ and District Grants your Sisterhood can apply for:
 
WRJ

Incubator Grants
The WRJ Incubator Grants initiative was launched in 2015 as a way to inspire and enable “outside the box” programs and provide new ideas for all WRJ sisterhoods
 
Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 Incubator Grants. WRJ is allocating Incubator Grants of $500-$2,500 to WRJ sisterhoods and women’s groups to fund unique and creative programs that promote one or more of the WRJ three S's: Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Good. WRJ is looking specifically for programs that encourage Tikkun Olam, promote Reform Jewish values, create caring communities, and/or cultivate spiritual or personal growth in its participants. sisterhoods must be in good standing with both WRJ and with their districts. For more information, please read the 2019-20 Incubator Grant FAQ's HERE.
 
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2020, or until funds are depleted.
 
Applications for 2020-21 WRJ Incubator Grant HERE
 


Southwest District

Support Our Sisterhoods (SOS) Fund
The SOS Fund is available to help those who need financial support to attend any event or for sisterhood/women's group dues relief.
Request here

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(NEW) First-time Attendee
District Event Scholarship Fund 

Southwest District's newest scholarship has just been established to help Sisterhoods send first-time attendees to a District event.
Request here

 
Planning a YES Fund event?
Click here to find helpful resources such as:
YES Fund Video
2018-19 YES FUnd Distribution Sheet
YES Fund Brochure
YES Fund Pledge Card
Yes Fund Toolkit
 

 
 
Yammer: Helpful Hints
 
Searching for a new, innovative program to support the YES Fund? Are you looking for examples of alternative leadership structures for your sisterhood? Do you have an ingenious new matzah ball recipe that you are dying to share? You can ask these questions, find solutions, and share your own insights through WRJ's networking platform: Yammer.
 
Yammer is a Microsoft-based social platform that allows members to post and share ideas and files with each other, creating connections and collaborations with our women around the world. WRJ women are in rich conversation on this platform every day. Getting involved can give you and your sisterhood fresh ideas and answers from others who share your challenges. It also provides an exciting way to celebrate your successes.
 
To build on this resource, click here for are some advanced-level tips to use our platform in the best way to benefit you
 
If you aren't already on Yammer, email leadership@wrj.org to request that you and your sisters be invited to the WRJ Yammer network (including our Southwest District group).
* Be sure to include your name, sisterhood, and position (if any).
 

 

The Southwest District would love to showcase past and/or future programs presented or sponsored by your sisterhood. Please send a short summary with a photo or two to my email below.  Please consider adding me to your sisterhood or Temple email list and/or share with me your Facebook page so that I can look for interesting things to post each month. 

                                                      Ann Weintraub                                                           
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
ann@amjdesignonline.com