Welcome fredi to the Atlantic District
fredi is our WRJ Rep for the Atlantic District convention. She will be sharing her expertise and love of WRJ with us. We are so excited to welcome her to the Atlantic District.
fredi Bleeker Franks is the Vice President of Affiliate Services (formerly Service to Sisterhoods) for the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ). She has served on the WRJ board since 2003, serving as the Treasurer from 2009-2013.
Learn more about fredi here.
WRJ Atlantic District Convention
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Why is this district convention different from all other conventions?
- At this convention we will have a Rabbi in Residence and author, Sue Levi Elwell to lead us in prayer and discussions. Read her inspiring book, "Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives", and bring it for her to sign.
- At this convention we will have a Cantor in Residence, Jamie Murley, to lead us in song.
- At this convention we will have inspiring worship services, yoga and prayer, people to be honored and engaging programs.
- At this convention you'll have an opportunity to connect with your spirituality and to make strong connections with other women. A weekend of music, learning, spirituality and Sisterhood!
Women of Reform Judaism
Women of Reform Judaism 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 nearly 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 our YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects), WRJ provides financial support to rabbinic and cantorial students at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, to the youth programs of the Reform Movement, and to programs benefiting women and children in Israel, the Former Soviet Union, and around the world.
THE MISSION STATEMENT OF WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM
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.
WRJ Atlantic District seeks to promote the aims of Women of Reform Judaism and support its projects, to bring the Sisterhoods of the District into closer cooperation and association with one another, to further their respective activities, to help Sisterhoods participate most effectively in the activities of Women of Reform Judaism, to serve as a liaison between local Sisterhoods and Women of Reform Judaism, and to assist in the organization of new Sisterhoods in the District.