WRJ Atlantic District seeks to promote the aims of Women of Reform Judaism and support its projects, to bring the Sisterhoods of the District into closer cooperation and association with one another, to further their respective activities, to help Sisterhoods participate most effectively in the activities of Women of Reform Judaism, to serve as a liaison between local Sisterhoods and Women of Reform Judaism, and to assist in the organization of new Sisterhoods in the District.

CLICK HERE to read the history of how District #4 and District #5 merged to become the Atlantic District.


 

OUR LEADERSHIP

President, Annice Benamy, ambenamy@gmail.com, Temple Sinai of Bergen County, Tenafly, NJ

First Vice President - Lori Motis, lorimotis@aol.com, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

Vice Presidents:

Evelyn Fair, evefair@hotmail.com, Old York Road Temple Beth Am, Abington, PA - VP, Development & Projects

Lynn Rubenson, lynnrubenson@gmail.com, Women of Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA - VP, Marketing & Communications

Cheryl Harper, charperartist@hotmail.com, Beth David Sisterhood, Gladwyne, PA - VP, Area Directors

Barbara Gibson, bsgcnor@gmail.com  , Women of Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA - VP, Advocacy

Secretary, Susan Cohen, susan_k_cohen@yahoo.com, Women of Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA

Treasurer, Janet Katz, boccakatz@aol.com, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

Assistant Treasurer, Ellen Mirbach, semirbach@gmail.com, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

Immediate Past President, 

Nanci Pompan z"l, Temple Emanuel, Westfield, NJ

Becky Markowitz, beckymarkowitz@gmail.com, Shir Ami, Newtown, PA

Area Directors & Their Sisterhoods:

Annice Benamy, 1) Temple Sha-arey Shalom, Springfield, NJ, 2) The Women's Connection Temple Har Shalom, Warren, NJ, 3) Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton, PA, 4) Tree of Life Congregation, Morgantown, WV

Laura Fehl, 1) Temple Ohav Shalom, Allison Park, PA, 2) Congregation Emanu-el Israel, 3) Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA, 4) Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA, 5) Temple Shalom, Wheeling, WV

Jennifer Fessler, 1) Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, NJ, 2) Temple Emanu-El, Edison, NJ, 3) Temple Shaari Emeth, Manalapan, NJ, 4) Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, NJ

Dawn Frankl, 1) Temple Sholom of West Essex, Cedar Grove, NJ, 2) Temple Beth El, Closter, NJ, 3) Temple Beth Or, Washington Township, NJ, 4) Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, Mahwah, NJ, 5) Temple Avodat Shalom, River Edge, NJ, 6) Temple Sinai of Bergen County, Tenafly, NJ

Cheryl Harper, 1) Temple Ohev Shalom, Harrisburg, PA, 2) Temple Brith Achim, King of Prussia, PA, 3) Congregation Oheb Sholom, Wyomissing, PA (Reading)

Diane McKeen, 1) Temple Emanuel, Cherry Hill, NJ, 2) Adath Emanu-El, Mount Laurel, NJ, 3) Old York Road Temple Beth Am, Abington, PA, 4) Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA, 5) Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA, 6) Shir Ami Bucks County Jewish Congregation, Newtown, PA

Lisa Miller, 1) Temple Judea of Bucks County, Furlong, PA, 2) Beth David Congregation, Gladwyne, PA, 3) Temple B'Nai B'rith, Kingston, PA

Cindy Postilnick, 1) Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough, NJ, 2) Temple B'nai Or, Morristown, NJ, 3) Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, NJ, 4) Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ 

Committee Chairs:

Advocacy/Critical Issues, Gloria Brown, gbrown226@gmail.com, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ

Alumni Chair for the Atlantic District, Abby Gilbertabbyfgf@gmail.com, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

Budget, Janet Katz, boccakatz@aol.com, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

Camp/Youth, TBD

District Scholarship/Leadership Development, Susan Loether, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Electronic Archives & Digital Storage TBD

Photographer Janet Katz, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA & Sharon Zydney, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ

Program Chair, TBD

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs (Convention 2018) TBD

Retreats & Meetings, TBD

Social Media Luisa Narins, Temple Ohev Shalom, Harrisburg, PA lnarins@aol.com

Membership/New Affiliates, Kareen Hartwig, Brith Achim, King of Prussia, PA kareen.hartwig@gmail.com

Nominating Committee Becky Markowitz, Congregation Shir Ami, Newtown, PA beckymarkowitz@gmail.com

Newsletter/E-Blast Editor, Lynn Rubenson, Women of Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA lynnrubenson@gmail.com

Website Manager, Jan Shaw, Women of Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA janshaw626@gmail.com

Or Ami Fonda Hartman, Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA yogamom23@comcast.net

Speakers Bureau, Fonda Hartman, Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA yogamom23@comcast.net

Sunshine/Caring Fund Marsha Malberg, Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough, NJ memalberg@aol.com

Fundraising/Philanthropy (YES Fund, District Funds, & Tributes), Heather Lorgeree, Temple Beth Or, Washington Twp., PA hlorgeree@wrj.org

Members at Large:

Shelley Willner

 

Linda Cannon

 

Members of the WRJ Board of Directors:

Annice Benamy

Abby Gilbert

Fonda Hartman

Lynn Magid Lazar

Shelley Lindauer

Becky Markowitz

Lisa Schwartz

Rosanne M. Selfon