Emanuel Congregation

5959 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
773/561-5173 info@emanuelcong.org

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Community :: Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)

The Emanuel Sisterhood

The Emanuel Women of Reform Judaism is affiliated with the national organization Women of Reform Judaism, Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. The national organization represents 100,000 women in 600 local Sisterhoods throughout the United States, Canada and thirteen other countries, and is the women’s agency of the Union for Reform Judaism. Contact the WRJ at wrjemanuel@yahoo.com.

Who are we?  We are you! 
We are single and married women whose ages span the decades.  Some have children, some don’t.  All are intrested in the goals and activities of WRJ.

The Emanuel WRJ enriches the religious experience by providing weekly Oneg Shabbats.  We encourage temple youth through OSRUI scholarships and support of youth group projects.  We provide social and educational programs for the entire congregation throughout the year.  We strive to bring the community together and to foster friendships between congregants.

We also support multiple extramural Jewish programs:  Jewish Women International, Jewish Guild for the Blind, and the Chicagoland Jewish Youth and Family Services.

How can I participate?

♦  Attend WRJ-sponsored programs.  Our activities have included such activities as an evening exercise program as well as a to a visit with an American Jewish author, many programs and speakers, and social get-togethers.

♦   Attend board meetings. Yes, these open meetings are held a 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.You need not be on the board to attend, and it’s good chance to see how the central arm of the WRJ functions and to meet the women of the Board.

♦   Volunteer to help.  We are always grateful for a few extra hands at special programs but also in our more routine tasks:  setting up the oneg Shabbats,  staffing the Sunday morning Emanuel Café.

Send us your ideas for programs or help us create a program that would be of interest to the women of Emanuel
or the whole community

Join the WRJ. Even if you cannot participate, your dues are important to helping us continue to serve the women and children of Emanuel.


Mazal Tov to the following women elected to serve as officers and board members of Emanuel’s Women of Reform Judaism for the year 2013-2014:

Officers 2013-2014

President:  Carolyn Heyman
Vice President Finance:  Laurie Fleischman
Vice President Administration: Adrienne Singer
Vice President Membership:  Sandi Fernbach
Treasurer:  Jeanne Cole
Recording Secretary:  Deb Porter
Corresponding Secretary:   Linda Projansky
Honorary Vice President:    Audrey Morris