Who YES Helps

Who YES Helps

With your support, the YES Fund will continue to grow Reform institutions, fund clergy education, and inspire youth. Inspired by the past and committed to the future, your gift today builds on WRJ's 100-year history and keeps Reform Judaism vibrant.

The YES Fund trains future leaders of Reform Judaism by providing scholarships for rabbinical and cantorial students at HUC-JIR’s four campuses, Leo Baeck College in London, the Ibero-American Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education (IIFRR) in Buenos Aires, and Geiger College in Berlin. 

Support of youth is among the YES Fund’s proudest achievements. WRJ founded and continues to support NFTY, as well as URJ Camps and Israel programs, where youth build friendships, establish strong Jewish identities, and develop leadership skills. The YES Fund was among the initial donors of the URJ Campaign for Youth Engagement (CYE) when it launched in 2011 and continues to support programs that engage and inspire Reform Jewish youth.   

The YES Fund also provides annual support to the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), helping to fund an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant, who advocates for Jewish values and social justice.  

The YES Fund’s reach is global, providing support for the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) and its programs around the world. The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) receives funding to continue the struggle for religious pluralism in Israel.

Read thank-you messages from WRJ YES Fund scholarship recipients and beneficiaries. 

For more information on the YES Fund and how you/ your sisterhood can help, please contact WRJ Manager of Philanthropy Shari Schulner or 212.650.4072.