Women of Reform Judaism
Our Sisterhood members have a worldwide identity and connection through our affiliation with the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), the agency for Sisterhoods of Reform congregations throughout the world. A portion of your membership dues is paid annually by our Sisterhood to WRJ to support its operations, programs and projects. See WRJ’s website at www.womenofreformjudaism.org.
WRJ is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents more than 65,000 women in over 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world.
With a mission to ensure the future of Reform Judaism, WRJ works to educate and train future sisterhood and congregational leadership about membership, fundraising, leadership skills, advocacy for social justice, and innovative and spiritual programming. Through the YES Fund, WRJ is able to provide financial assistance to our rabbinical and cantorial students, our youth, and organizations throughout the Reform/Progressive Jewish Movement. The YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects) represents the collective financial efforts of our members and donors to strengthen the institutions of Reform/Progressive Judaism and ensure the future of Reform Jewish leadership. Together we are able to achieve what no one individual or sisterhood could accomplish alone.
Congregation Keneseth Israel is part of the Atlantic District of the WRJ. Please see the WRJ Atlantic District Website at www.wrjatlantic.org