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WRJ Donors

On behalf of the philanthropy team, we are so grateful to have the support of each and every one of you. Thanks to your generous contributions, we have been able to touch so many lives, uplifting the voice of women worldwide and making it possible to uphold our core values of Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Justice.

Your gifts have allowed thousands of WRJ women and members to experience innovative programs that lifted our souls and taught us about issues in the Reform Movement in North America, Israel, and around the world. Together, we reinforced Jewish traditions, developed leadership skills, and became steadfast advocates for issues that concern women. By dedicating your philanthropic efforts to WRJ, we are able to support Districts, sisterhoods, and individual members. Your generosity also makes it possible for us to have an amazing staff team to guide, strategize, and execute WRJ’s mission.

 

Because you said YES, we can support people and programs and spread resources to Reform Jewish partners. Imagine the smiles of the children at the Leo Baeck Arab-Israel Summer camp program in Haifa. Feel the pride our rabbinical and cantorial scholarship awardees experience as they learn at Jewish institutions worldwide, preparing for their future. Sense the pride our Eisendrath Legislative Fellow conveys as she represents WRJ at the RAC and with us, crafts action items, organizes webinars, and compiles resources for our advocacy work. Together, we have been able to lift the work of inclusive initiatives–whether it is supporting a Jewish-Latinx leadership and resiliency program, creating Jewish-Asian films and experiences, or mentoring people to serve the community and nonprofit boards. By saying YES, we are creating more inclusive communities and bringing those ideals back to WRJ.

 

WRJ continues to advocate for women, social justice, and Reform Jewish values. Your funding allows WRJ to support each of our members and we are honored to partner with you on this important work.

 

Thank you for your generosity.

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Shari Schulner

Director of Philanthropy

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Lillian Silver

VP of Philanthropy

We thank the donors below for their generous contributions, who gave in FY 21-22. We could not have successfully implemented WRJ's mission without your help. 

$10,000+

Shoshana Dweck

Ellen Paradise Fisher

Joanne B. Fried

Hillary (z''l) and Ken Handwerger

Lynn Magid Lazar

$2,500+

Dr. Andrew and Cheryl Barenberg

Beth El Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood (Alexandria, VA)

Ken and Leslie Brier

Janet F. Buckstein

Sara B. Charney

Congregation Beth Emeth Sisterhood (Albany, NY)

Congregation Ner Tamid Sisterhood (Henderson, NV)

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman

Cheryl Frumes

Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab

Isaiah Women (Los Angeles, CA)

Trish Joseph

K.K. Beth Elohim Sisterhood (Charleston, SC)

Jeanne and David Kahn

Marjorie Kopins

Linda C. Kramer

Paula Spielman Kudlowitz

Aliza Lesser

Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim Sisterhood (Wynnewood, PA)

Blair C. and Dr. Joseph L. Marks

Marcus Mermelstein

Ellen M. Miller

Reform Temple of Rockland WRJ (Nyack, NY)

Lillian Silver

Sisterhood of The Community Synagogue (Port Washington, NY)

Temple Ahavat Shalom Sisterhood (Palm Harbor, FL)

Temple B’nai Torah Sisterhood (Wantagh, NY)

Temple Emanuel Sisterhood (Andover, MA)
Temple Emanu-el Sisterhood (Birmingham, AL)
Temple Shalom Sisterhood (Dallas, TX)
Suzanne Voos
Julia Wackenheim
Westchester Reform Temple Sisterhood (Scarsdale, NY)
The Women of B'nai Israel (Sacramento, CA)
Women's Rabbinic Network
Women of Reform Judaism Beth Israel Sisterhood (Portland, OR)
Women of Temple Israel (Columbus, OH)

$1,000+

A.S. Genecov Foundation

Sandra Adams

Adat Chaverim Sisterhood (Plano, TX)

Adath Emanu-El Sisterhood (Mount Laurel, NJ)

Faith Alexander

Harriet Arons

Susan C. Bass

Annice Benamy

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation Sisterhood (Malvern, PA)

Beth David Reform Congregation Sisterhood (Gladwyne, PA)

Pat Blum

B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim Sisterhood (Deerfield, IL)

Judi Braudy

Shari and John Carruthers

ClearBridge Investments

Flo Cohen

Congregation Albert Sisterhood (Albuquerque, NM)

Congregation Beth Am Sisterhood (Tampa, FL)

Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood (Austin, TX)

Congregation B’nai Shalom Sisterhood (Westborough, MA)

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York (New York, NY)

Congregation Kol Haverim Sisterhood (Glastonbury, CT)

Congregation of Reform Judaism Sisterhood (Orlando, FL)

Congregation Schaarai Zedek (Tampa, FL)

Congregation Shalom Sisterhood (Milwaukee, WI)

Rachelle Weiss Crane and Paul Crane

Jenn Daley

Linda O. Ferguson

Sandi and Mike Firsel

Paul and fredi Franks

Gerson Family Foundation

Andrea Gingold

Karen Goldberg

Jan Goldstein

Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman

Joyce Heilbronner

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood (Indianapolis, IN)

Isaac M. Wise Temple Sisterhood (Cincinnati, OH)

Risa Kane

Jane F. Karlin

Linda Kates
Dr. Madelyn M. Katz
Dixie Kirsch Family Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Kol Ami Women of Reform Judaism (Vancouver, WA)

Constance S. Kreshtool (z"l)

Cher Krichmar

Carol S. LeBovidge
​Deborah Lelchuk and The Lelchuk Family Trust

Debbi K. Levy

Becky Markowitz

Marjorie Meadow

Barbara Merino

Sabrina Polly Miller

Miriam’s Circle Sisterhood (Yorba Linda, CA)

Marsha B. Moller

Dr. Stacy Nagel

Luisa Narins

Carol Newman

Oak Park Temple Sisterhood (Oak Park, IL)

Ellen Olshansky
Gwen and Jerome Paulson Charitable Fund

Bernice Porrazzo

Ellen Robinson

Mark Rogo

Liz Rosenblum

Pattie Schreiber

Tadd and Sandy Schwab

Rosanne and David Selfon
Karen Schiffer Sim

Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El (Dallas, TX)

Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel (Greensboro, NC)

Leslie Harris Soltz

Dana Spiel

Gail Spivack

Andrea Stillman

Jane Taves

Temple Adath Israel Sisterhood (Lexington, KY)

Temple Akiba Sisterhood (Culver City, CA)

Temple Beth Emeth Sisterhood (Ann Arbor, MI)

Temple Beth-El Sisterhood (Hillsborough, NJ)

Temple B’nai Chaim Sisterhood (Georgetown, CT)

Temple B’nai Torah Sisterhood (Bellevue, WA)

Temple Concord Sisterhood (Binghamton, NY)

Temple Emanuel Sisterhood (Davenport, IA)

Temple Emanuel Sisterhood (Kensington, MD)

Temple Israel Sisterhood (Minneapolis, MN)

Temple Israel Sisterhood (Staten Island, NY)

Temple Judea Sisterhood (Manhasset, NY)

Temple Kol Emeth Sisterhood (Marietta, GA)

Temple Women’s Association/Tifereth Israel (Beachwood, OH)

Tree of Life Sisterhood (Columbia, SC)

Vassar Temple Sisterhood (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Julia C. Weinstein

Judith M. Wexler

Dolores Wilkenfeld

Lori J. Wise

Women of Am Echad (Lynbrook, NY)

Women of Beth Ahabah (Richmond, VA)

Women of Shaarai Shomayim (Lancaster, PA)

Women of Shir Ami Sisterhood (Newtown, PA)

Women of Temple Beth Ami Sisterhood (Rockville, MD)

Women of Temple Shalom (Aberdeen, NJ)

Women of Temple Sinai (Pittsburgh, PA)

Women of Temple Solel (Bowie, MD)

Women’s Auxiliary of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York (New York, NY)

Carol Woolford

$500+

Sheilah Abramson-Miles

Dana R. Adler

Anonymous Donors

Eve Appleton

Carol E. Berger

Yvette Bergman

Bet Chaverim Sisterhood (Federal Way, WA)

Beth Tikvah Congregation Sisterhood (Hoffman Estates, IL)

Phyllis Bigelson

Kathleen Blumenthal

Florence Bornstein

Jadwiga Brown

Carol J. Caplan

Congregation Ahavath Chesed Sisterhood (Jacksonville, FL)

Congregation B'nai Emet Sisterhood (Simi Valley, CA)

Congregation Beth El Sisterhood (Tyler, TX)

Congregation Children of Israel Sisterhood (Augusta, GA)

Congregation Emanu El Sisterhood (Redlands, CA)

Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha Sisterhood (Waukesha, WI)

Congregation Emanuel Sisterhood (Winston Salem, NC)

Congregation Gates of Prayer Sisterhood (Metairie, LA)

Rhonda Daniels

Lissie Diringer

Janet Raskin Ehrlich

Evelyn Fair

Marjorie Federman

Pamela S. Feldman-Hill

Sherri Feuer

Professor Sally B. Frank

Aime Friedman

Abby Gilbert 

Robin Glantz

Debra L. Goetz

Vicky Goldstein

Shelley Niceley Groff

Susan Hain

Adrienne Helander 

Lindie Henderson 

Denise Jacobs

Laurie A. Kassman

Alyse Kirschen 

Joann E. Kotkin

Robin Wolinsky Krieger

Shoshanna Lansberg

Judith S. Levin

Lucretia Levy

HarrietAnn Litwin

Rabbi Joshua Lobel

Judy Lohr-Safcik

Sandy Lorgeree

Debra Mann

Nancy Schreiber Marcus

Tracy McMullen

Lizabeth McOsker

Monmouth Reform Temple Sisterhood (Tinton Falls, NJ)

Marilyn Morrison

Trina D. Novak

Robin Plotnik

Madeline Plumer

Deborah G. Radin

Carol Ann Rehtmeyer

Rabbi Fred Reiner

Jenifer Rosenberg

Celia Rose Saunders 

Michelle Scheinkopf

Alison Schlenger

Barbara J. Schwartz 

Lisa B. Schwartz

Jacquie Lipton Schwitzer

Penelope Shapiro

Lauren Shapiro-Milana

Shari Kotzen Shelton

Penny Shnay

Lisa D. Singer

Robin Sobol

Phyllis Strasberg

Temple Beth Am Sisterhood (Framingham, MA)

Temple Beth El Sisterhood (Knoxville, TN)

Temple Beth-El Sisterhood (Las Cruces, NM)
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood (McAllen, TX)

Temple Emanuel of Tempe Sisterhood (Tempe, AZ)

Temple Israel of Greater Miami Sisterhood (Miami, FL)

Ronni Chapin Udoff

Ellen and Bill Wagner

Lisa Renee Wise-Wolk

Women of Rodef Sholom (San Rafael, CA)

Kelly A. Wright

Special Thanks

WRJ Atlantic District

WRJ Heartland District

WRJ Mid-Atlantic District

WRJ Northeast District

WRJ Pacific District

WRJ Southeast District

WRJ Southwest District

Please note: This annual report reflects the previous two fiscal years, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. All gifts to the Rabbi Marla J. Feldman Social Justice Fund will be included in the next annual report. We look forward to sharing those updates in the coming months.

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