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Celebrating 25 Years of Women of the Wall

The Reform Movement missions include youth, lay leaders and clergy, including a mission from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) and the Women’s Rabbinic Network (WRN) and a NFTY mission, together totaling 69 lay leaders, 28 clergy, and five young adults.

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From Tucson to Nahariya – women connect!

by Sharon Mann The spirit and values of Judaism bind Jews as a people, whether they live in Israel or in the Diaspora. We all share a religion, traditions and a way of life. When I joined Kehillat Emet VeShalom (affiliated with Israel’s Reform and Progressive Movement) in Nahariya, I found that acting as a […]

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An incredibly successful intercontinental friendship

by Norma E. Cohen Two years ago, when Women of Reform Judaism of Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Arizona, was still morphing from a sisterhood that did a lot of cooking and baking to one with a more educational, spiritual and social action focus, we joined a new WRJ twinning program that we hoped might fulfill […]

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Women of the Wall: July’s Rosh Chodesh

Originally posted on July 9, 2013 on Michelle Citrin’s Blog. by Michelle Citrin If I were to describe the following scene, “ A group of men with hate in their eyes, and spit flying out of their mouths as they shouted hateful things against a group a Jews, what’s the first image that pops into […]

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Ma’ayan B’Midbar – A Well Spring in the Desert

By Lori Kotlen Stark The first time I ever heard of Kibbutz Yahel, I was a high school student, temple youth grouper and newly elected regional officer of MAFTY, now NFTY-MAR (Mid-Atlantic Region of Temple Youth). Within a short period of time, it seemed the whole North American Reform Movement was infused with the excitement of building Reform Jewish […]

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Reform Movement Decries Vandalism Aimed at Women of the Wall

Rabbi Saperstein and Rabbi Feldman: “The overt threats implied by the vandalism inside the hallway of the apartment building of a leader of Women of the Wall serves to remind us of the utmost importance of the Women of the Wall’s efforts to advance religious pluralism, democracy, and gender equality in Israel. We call on […]

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Reform Movement Applauds Jerusalem District Court’s Ruling Regarding Women of the Wall

WRJ and the Reform Movement released the following statement today: April 25, 2013, New York, NY — The Reform Movement is encouraged by the Jerusalem District Court’s ruling today that determined that recent detention of Women of the Wall members for their activities at the Western Wall was unjustified and for denying local police requests […]

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WRJ-Israel: The View From Within

By Resa S. Davids WRJ-Israel came into being in Jerusalem on March 19, 2009. I had arranged a luncheon for women to be held during the WUPJ International Convention in order to strengthen the women’s track of workshops and to encourage more Israeli women to participate in the convention. Previously, I had visited 15 congregations […]

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WRJ Centennial Trip: The Fifth Question

by Alli Cohen As a rabbinical student, I am constantly reminded of one of the greatest skills I have been taught: the act of questioning. Who, what, where, when and my favorite, “why?” In each class, I take what I learn, question it, reason with it and apply it to society.

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WRJ Centennial Trip: Welcome to Berlin!

Welcome to Berlin! What an adventure we had, as the WRJ Centennial Mission group attempted to make the transition from Jerusalem to Berlin. First, we left Jerusalem for the airport at 3 o’clock in the morning! After significant delays at the Tel Aviv airport and the Vienna airport, we finally arrived in Berlin many hours […]

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