Welcome to the WRJ Northeast District

Welcome to the WRJ Northeast District

Welcome to Women of Reform Judaism's Northeast District. Women of Reform Judaism, an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, is the collective voice and presence of women in congregational life. Stronger together, we support the ideals and enhance the quality of Jewish living to ensure the future of progressive Judaism in North America, Israel and around the world.

For details about the Northeast District, please read "Who We Are".

Convention Is Coming - November 3-6, 2016

Come join Women of the Northeast District at our Fifth Biennial Convention. Our theme is
Kol Isha - Voices In Harmony. Connect with friends to learn, share, listen, pray, and celebrate together.

Constitutional Revisions and Slate

The District meets during our CONVENTION at our plenary sessions to complete the business of the district. Our Constitution mandates that our slate of officers and area directors be approved at our plenary sessions, as well as any revisions to our Constitution. The slate and revisions must be sent out sixty days prior to convention and can be reviewed here.

Convention Special Guests

Our Scholar-In-Residence is Cantor Claire Franco, from The Community Synagogue, Port Washington, NY.
You can read Cantor Franco’s biography here.

WRJ Vice President of Affilate Services, Sherri Feuer from Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN, will join us as our WRJ Representative.
You can read Sherri’s biography here.

Programming Highlights include:

  • Thursday evening opening plenary featuring Gloria Glanz, a Hidden Child and Holocaust survivor

  • A Pajama party - come in yours, or order a Northeast District t-shirt, flannel pajama bottoms, or both with the specially priced COMBO package. These are available in unisex sizes so order accordingly. Use our order form HERE. The apparel will be available for pick-up at the convention. For those who will be with us Thursday, this will be a perfect outfit for our Pajama Party/Schmoozing in the District Suite that evening. You can specify what size you want once you have selected the items you want, and after you add it to your cart. If you are interested in purchasing the COMBO pack and need a different size for your top and your bottom, contact Eric Freedman, the company representative, at eric@amermark.com.
  • Shabbat services led by Cantor Franco and the WRJ Northeast District Choir - register for choir to participate
  • Torah Study
  • Workshops to stimulate learning, creativity, and spirituality

  • Convention Registration

    Convention Workshops

    We have fabulous workshops available for you to choose. Click here to see workshop titles and descriptions. Workshop choices must be made when you register so please look at them before you start the registration process.

    Registration is open! Register online here by Monday, October 10, 2016.

    Convention Registration Fees

    The Convention fee includes the registration fee (for all programming and materials) and the cost of meals. Meals included in the fee are:
    Dinner on Thursday
    Lunch and Dinner on Friday
    Three meals on Saturday
    Lunch on Sunday
    BREAKFAST IS ONLY INCLUDED FOR SATURDAY! You will be on your own on Friday and Sunday.

    All rates and funds are in US dollars. Rates for food and registration are as follows:

    Early Bird Convention Fee extended!

    Early Bird Convention Fee (includes $125 registration fee) until September 25, 2016.
    Three nights (Thursday – Sunday) – registration and all seven meals – is $355.
    Any two nights - registration and 5 meals - is $300.

    Regular Convention Fee (includes $145 registration fee) from September 26 – October 10, 2016.
    Three nights (Thursday - Sunday) - registration and all seven meals - is $375.
    Any two nights - registration and five meals - is $320.

    The last day to register is October 10, 2016. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS!

    Hotel Reservations - Albany Marriott, Albany, NY

    We are asking women to make their own hotel reservations. Room rates are $119 per room/per night. You can make your reservations online via the registration form by Thursday, October 13, or by clicking here. If you prefer you can call the hotel at 800-228-9290 and use our group code WRJ.

    YES Fund Tree Donation Form

    Congratulate members of the District Board and support the YES Fund by purchasing leaves and apples for the YES Fund Tree. Click here here for the donation form.

    Slate of officers and area directors for the 2016-2018 biennial period

    Click here to view the slate.

    Convention FAQs

    For all the information you need to know about Convention, please click here to read
    the Call to Convention. If you have further questions, please contact Betty Weiner at bweiner235@gmail.com

    Save the Date - WRJ Fried Leadership Conference

    Message from WRJ Northeast District President, Denise Levine (May, 2015)

    Connections ... The single best thing about sisterhood is connections. Whether it's the connections that you have with the members of your own sisterhood, the members of your district or the members of the greater North American organization, it's the thing that keeps us coming back, event after event, year after year.
    Please click here to read the rest of this essay.