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Upcoming Events and Webinars

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Wednesday, August 12, 12-4 p.m.
#abortionaccess4all Digital Lobby Day

Four hours to make a world of difference! Join WRJ and the RAC, as they partner with NCJW and All Above All and the Act for Women Campaign for an #abortionaccess4all Lobby Day to urge Congress to pass the EACH Woman Act and Women’s Health Protection Act, ensuring that abortion becomes accessible and affordable to all. See Yammer for more details.

REGISTER HERE – TYPE WRJ in the organization field.

Saturday, August 15, 8 p.m.
Havdalah: Celebrating Sisters & Suffrage

Join the WRJ district presidents as they lead a special Havdalah service honoring the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. See Yammer for details.

Sunday, August 23, 2 p.m.
Reading: Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

Contact sisterhood@freesynagogueflushing.org if you would like to reserve a seat, or if you would like a place in the cast. Hosted by the Free Synagogue of Flushing Sisterhood. See Yammer for more details.

Sunday, August 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Canadian Tikkun Olam Town Hall

The Canadian Council for Reform Judaism invites you to help set the direction of the Canadian Reform Movement’s work for social, economic, and environmental justice. Together we will determine the focus of this work across Canada, in our own provinces, and through our congregations. Join us for this virtual, Canada-wide Tikkun Olam Town Hall.

Tuesday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
WRJ Evans Award Presentation to HIAS

Join us as the 2020 Dr. Jane Evans Pursuit of Justice Award is presented to HIAS, in recognition of its longstanding commitment to aiding refugees. Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, will accept the award on behalf of the organization. See Yammer for details.

The Evans Award was established in memory of Dr. Jane Evans, WRJ’s first executive director, and is awarded to recognize humanitarian service that exemplifies the values and ideals of Jane Evans and WRJ.

For the most up-to-date listings,

A Special Elul Opportunity

Elul Reflections from WRN

Join the Women's Rabbinic Network for a month* of inspiring video teachings, sent via email, that will provide you with short kavanot, spiritual offerings to help you reflect, explore, and contemplate as you continue your journey into 5781, the Jewish new year. See Yammer for details.

* The month of Elul begins on August 21.


Ongoing Webinars

Sundays at 8 p.m. – Campfire on Tour

Join URJ Camps for a summer of music and fun.

  • July 26 - Michelle Citrin
  • August 2 - Josh Nelson
  • August 9 - Noam Katz
  • August 16 - Julie Silver
  • August 23 - Rick Recht

Tuesdays at 4 p.m. – August 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2000
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Series

A series of training sessions from URJ to help you create action plans and fulfill short- and long-term goals towards creating an inclusive community for individuals and families from a wide range of backgrounds. See Yammer for all the details. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. – Every Voice, Every Vote: Every Week

Get the details and register once; the link you receive in your email will work every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

Virtual Gatherings and Programs

Check out this ReformJudaism webpage for online gatherings from all around the world: holiday events, Torah study, adult learning, family programs, and more.

URJ Programming

The Union for Reform Judaism has announced several exciting opportunities to connect, learn, and be involved. Check the URJ calendar.

Learn and connect with HUC-JIR

Learning sessions are being offered by faculty of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Check out HUC-JIR's upcoming sessions.
Can't make it? Recordings of HUC-JIR sessions are listed below the upcoming sessions.

URJ Northeast Camps & Youth Programs

Upcoming opportunities – and also playbacks of past events – from URJ Northeast camps. Learn more.

Webinars from Chai Mitzvah

Chai Mitzvah has a new webpage listing upcoming webinars. Get the details.

PJ Library Resources for Quarantined Families

Lots of ideas for ways to stay busy and have fun at home. Learn more.

Sharsheret Teleconferences and Webinars

Sharsheret serves Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer. Recent resources address living with cancer during the coronavirus crisis. Check out upcoming offerings or browse the available playbacks.

Virtual Streicker

Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center (New York) is offering online seminars via Zoom and via the Temple’s livestream page. Learn more.

American Zionist Calendar

Check out virtual programming from AZM. Get the details.

Jewish Agency for Israel

Activities and things to do during the coronavirus crisis. Get the details.

Programs @AJHS

The American Jewish Historical Society is offering a series of free webinars. Get the details.


Recent Webinars – for Playback

Tachles – Hebrew Zoom Classes

Tachles is a fun opportunity to learn what Hebrew Ulpan does not teach you – slang, songs, and unofficial conversational Hebrew to use on your next trip to Israel. Sponsored by the American Zionist Movement. If you missed this series of weekly classes, you can replay them here.

URJ Facebook Live Replays

On Demand – Replay Reform Movement sessions here

Where Do We Go From Here? To the Polls

Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, was a panelist for this program from the National Civil Rights Museum. The forum seeks to raise awareness of the value of voting as an attainable call-to-action for every American. (June 30, 2020) REPLAY IT HERE

Every Voice, Every Vote

Hosted by the RAC...

  • Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner (RAC Director) and Sheila Katz (NCJW CEO) in conversation about reproductive justice, racial justice, the courts, and more (June 24, 2020). Replay it on Facebook
  • Mobilizing Our Voters: Techniques for achieving 100% voting by eligible voters in your congregation or community (June 11, 2020). Replay it on Yammer/The Tent
  • Combatting Voter Suppression: Ensure that eligible voters are registered and equipped to cast their vote (June 3, 2020). Replay it on Yammer/The Tent
  • Virtual TownHall: The launch of the Reform Movement's 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign (May 19, 2020). Replay it on Yammer/WRJ

Let's Talk Money

A workshop about sisterhood financial workings for treasurers and board members. Learn your sisterhood's financial obligations and reporting requirements, as well as alternative dues models. (June 23, 2020) Replay it on Yammer/WRJ

Help! We Don’t Have a President: Alternative Leadership Models

Does your women's group not have a president? Hear about some “out of the box” leadership structures that other women’s groups have found successful. (June 16, 2020) Replay it on Yammer/WRJ

Women's Leadership Institute

A follow-up session to Rabbi Elana Kanter's workshop at the Fried Women's Conference about the Women's Leadership Institute. (June 8, 2020) Replay it on Yammer/WRJ

Moment Happy Hours Presents...

Summer 2020 Zoominars with Moment Magazine can be replayed here.

Cantor in the Kitch

How to make sabich (a classic Israeli pita sandwich with eggplant) and other special dishes for Shavuot, with host Cantor Leslie Niren. Sponsored by the Israel Education Team (May 26,2020). Replay it on Yammer/WRJ

Book Talk with Anna Solomon

A talk with author Anna Solomon about her just-published novel, The Book of V., which intertwines the stories of three women in different centuries – a teenage Esther in ancient Persia, a senator's wife in 1970s Washington, D.C., and a Brooklyn mother who is getting ready for Purim in 2016 (May 21, 2020), Replay it on Yammer/WRJ

Virtual Fried Women's Conference

WRJ re-imagined the Fried Women's Conference 2020 as a virtual event (May 1, 2020). Access Virtual FWC recordings on Yammer/WRJ

WRJ 101: The What, Why, and Who of WRJ

Virtual Fried Women's Conference Kick-off. A great way to learn about Women of Reform Judaism (April 21, 2020). Replay it on Yammer/WRJ

Saturday Night Passover Seder feat (April 11, 2020)

A fourth night Seder hosted by Jason Alexander with many stars as guests. Replay it here

Downtown Seder 2020 (April 6, 2020)

Sponsored by the City Winery. Replay it here

Living in Two Worlds: Music as a Gateway to Spirituality (April 4, 2020)

A conversation between Rabbi Daniel Freelander & Maestro Matthew Lazar; moderated by Cantor Nancy Abramson WATCH HERE

WRJ Israel 2020: Sharing our trip of a lifetime (March 31, 2020)

Participants from the February 2020 Women's Mission to Israel share their life-changing experiences, photos, and musical reminiscences. Our tour guide also reports from Israel on the coronavirus situation and the March 2020 elections in Israel. Replay it on WRJ/Yammer

Brit Olam Training

A three-part series from the Reform Movement on organizing skills and civic engagement.

2 for Seder Q&A

How to Plan a Virtual Seder (March 26, 2020). Replay it on Yammer/The WRJ

Reform Movement Virtual Gathering

A discussion of resources for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways to strengthen those who are most vulnerable to its effects (March 17, 2020). Replay it on Yammer/The Tent

Census 2020: Get Out the Count

(March 3, 2020) Replay it on Yammer/The Tent

Reproductive Rights webinar: June Medical Services v. Gee

(January 21, 2020) Replay it on Yammer/WRJ

Replay it on YouTube