WRJ Global Affiliates

WRJ is proud to count women's groups from around the world among its ranks. 

WRJ is proud to count women's groups from around the world among its ranks. Today, WRJ has global affiliates in South America (Argentina and Brazil), South Africa, and Israel. (See WRJ-Israel for information about our affiliates in Israel.) 

Benefits of affiliation for these groups include access to programming materials and leadership guidance. They also participate in key WRJ events, including the WRJ Fried Women's Conference.

In addition to supporting international women's leadership in synagogues, WRJ has a close relationship with a wide variety of Jewish organizations around the world. Through the YES Fund, WRJ proudly supports youth programs and Torah translations for the World Union of Progressive Judaism (WUPJ); scholarships for rabbinical students at Leo Baeck College in London, Abraham Geiger College in Berlin, and HUC-JIR in Jerusalem; the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC); and b'not mitzvah with the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ). Our women regularly stand with Women of the Wall (WoW), supporting women's rights in Israel to practice Judaism as equals. In partnership with WoW, WRJ produced a Rosh Hodesh siddur in honor of the monthly women's prayer group that meets at the Kotel. 

To become involved in a local WRJ Global Affiliates women’s group or find one while traveling abroad, please search the "Find a Sisterhood" database below, view the contact list, or contact WRJ Director of Engagement, Heather Lorgeree.



Find a WRJ Sisterhood

Sisterhoods are dedicated to a wide variety of religious, educational, social, philanthropic, and advocacy efforts. They are also an outlet for Reform Jewish women and an integral part of any congregation. Find a sisterhood in your area today!

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