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The Emanuel Women of Reform Judaism

Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism. Emanuel is proud to be a founding member of the Sisterhood movement in the U.S. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents more than 65,000 women in nearly 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world.  For more information about the WRJ goto


What we do


For our Youth 

Make a gift of candlesticks for B’nai Mitzvah 

Provide Chanukah candles for Religious School children 

Give Hamantaschen for Youth group sales 

Donate over $5,000 in Camp Scholarships for children attending OSRUI 

Provide Confirmation gifts and Oneg


For the Emanuel Community 

Provide food and service at Friday Shabbat Onegs and the Sunday morning Café 

Sponsor lectures and discussions 

Sponsor and host such programs as those for Tu B’shevat, a Taste of Passover; the Yearly Women’s Seder, and various health programs 

Make special purchases (refrigerator, tables, chairs) benefitting the synagogue 

Fun programs as belly dancing, beer and wine tastings, dinner outings, and theater outings


What you will do

Build long lasting Friendships 

Work with awesome women of all ages 

Make connections in our community through service 

Build on your strengths 

Lead or participate in programs 

Do Tikun Olam (repair the world) 

Have fun together ! 


How can I participate?


  • Attend WRJ-sponsored programs:  Our activities have included an evening exercise program, 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 such as setting up the oneg Shabbats and staffing the Sunday morning Emanuel Café.


Contact Emanuel's WRJ at

Let the Sisterhood add to your life cycle events and celebrations


Sponsor an Oneg

Send a Tribute Card  

Have a nosh for a special event




B'Nai Mitzvah

In memory of a loved one




Send us your ideas for programs  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.


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