WRJ Districts | Save the Date | Keeping You Informed | Or Ami Application |

2018 Convention and Installation  | WRJ Social Justice Conference

Sisterhood Leadership Information Form | WRJ Women ACT 

Sisterhood EventsSpeakers Bureau | Expense Reimbursement Request Form 

WRJ Highlights | Mission Statement | Upcoming Events

WRJ Districts

WRJ Districts were established in 1925 in order to serve as liaisons between the local sisterhoods and the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (NFTS, now WRJ). Initially called “State Federations,” these groups represented sisterhoods located in geographic regions of one to four states, each with a designated number.  By 1926, there were 25 Districts that covered sisterhoods in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and Eastern Canada. Sisterhoods were not yet located in Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, or Vermont, and Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states. In 1948, NFTS held its first meeting for these regional groups.

Over time, State Federations expanded, divided, and consolidated to accommodate the growth of WRJ. The new millennium brought an initiative to consolidate and rename the State Federations, replacing the numbered system with geographic designations. Today, eight WRJ Districts group WRJ's affiliated sisterhoods throughout North America, each named for the region they represent: Atlantic, Central, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Southeast, and Southwest. 

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Save the Date


Come, share, learn and enjoy time with Susan Bass, president, Women of Reform Judaism, for ​lunch Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12 noon at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore     MD 21208.
RSVP by sending your check for $18, payable to Women of WHC, by June 6, 2019 to Helene H. Waranch, 1 Slade Avenue #302, Baltimore, MD 21208.
 our check will be your reservation. We look forward to being together.

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Keeping You Informed

You now have additional ways to stay on top of what is happening in the Mid-Atlantic District. Along with The Candle and the website, follow us on Twitter @MidWrj. Do you have a Facebook account? Follow us on WRJ Mid-Atlantic District.
We now have a district Yammer group.  If you are already in Yammer, you can look for it using the search bar or you can search for it in groups. Once you click on the group, you can read the messages and then click the button on the upper right side that says "join group". If you are not yet on Yammer, you can send an email to leadership@wrj.org
to request an invite or you can go to www.yammer.com/womenofreformjudaism.
 In addition to information pertaining to our district, you can join groups that include information on Judaica shops, membership, and many other interests.  
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Or Ami Application

Established in 1973, the WRJ Or Ami "Light of My People" Award for Special Achievement in Programming recognizes exemplary social justice, community service,and educational programming that serves as a model for other WRJ Districts and sisterhoods.
Applications for the 2020 Or Ami Awards are open now through July 10, 2019. Contact Rachel Maryn, rmaryn@verizon.net for more information.
Or Ami Application
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2018 District Convention and Installation

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WRJ Social Justice Conference 2019

WRJ Social Justice Conference 2019

Join WRJ in Washington, D.C. to learn, grow, and take action at the inaugural Social Justice Conference (SJC)!

The WRJ Social Justice Conference on May 18-19, 2019 is a brief but powerful experience for Jewish women to become better-educated and trained on social justice issues, learn advocacy skills you can utilize at home and on a larger scale, and address timely topics in a welcoming and encouraging, all-female Jewish environment.

Questions? Visit the SJC 2019 FAQs page. If you do not see the answer to your question, email wrjregistrar@wrj.org or call 212-650-4050.


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Sisterhood Leadership Information Form

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Please fill out this form with your sisterhood's most up-to-date leadership and their contact information so that WRJ and your WRJ District can keep you informed with news, events, leadership tips, and more.

Sisterhood Leadership Information


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WRJ Women Act 

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WRJ is excited to announce a partnership with the Religious Action Center on their Civic Engagement Campaign. We strongly support a vibrant democracy and this is only possible when everyone has the opportunity to participate. 

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 Sisterhood Events

Go to the Sisterhood News to check our what our sisterhood's are doing.

For more details, click on this link Sisterhood News

Today's News

Stay Tune for More Information in the near future

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District Speakers Bureau

Sisterhoods in good standing with both WRJ and their WRJ District are qualified to have a WRJ North American Representative or a Mid-Atlantic District Executive Board member visit for no charge once every two years.  Please click on the link below and remember to submit the form when it is completed.  


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Expense Reimbursement Request Form

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Please fill out this form for District reinbursement

District Reimbursement Form.pdf

WRJ Informational Hightlights

Coming Soon


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The mission of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Women of Reform Judaism is to support the ideals and enhance the quality of

Jewish living thus insuring the future of Progressive Judaism.

We are Stronger Together

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2019 Events
WRJ Social Justice Conference
May 18 and 19, 2019
Washington DC
2019 Spring Board Meeting
March 30 and 31, 2019
Harrisonburg, VA