Service To Sisterhoods
Service To Sisterhoods covers a lot of territory, including Leadership Development, Membership, New Affiliates, Programming, Judaica Shops, Speakers Bureau, Board Alumnae, and Dues. For each of these areas, there is a representative from the WRJ Southeast District plus a representative at WRJ headquarters in New York.
Sisterhood presidents: be sure to sign up for the President's Listserv, where women are discussing the very issues important to you. Furthermore, when you log in to the private areas of the WRJ site, you will find extensive material available to you under the heading of Leadership Materials.
Below is a list of people and resources available to you, and you may contact any of the following individuals. In addition, for much more, go to Service To Sisterhoods at the WRJ website.
National And District Chairs
District Committee Chairs
New Affiliate Chairs
The New Affiliates Coordinator on the district level work closely with the Membership chair, help with new affiliate Sisterhoods in the district, and help attract new affiliates. A prospective sisterhood must belong to a URJ affiliated congregation.
Contact Blair Marks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Judaica Shops are included as a fundraising source but should also be considered a service, a teaching tool, and are a practical source of Judaica for the Sisterhoods and congregations that they serve. The Judaica Shop may be the only place in your community to purchase Jewish art. For more information on Judaica Shops, including a directory of WRJ supplies, you can go to the WRJ website as a starting point.
Leadership Development works to help Sisterhoods develop and retain their leadership through program ideas and group building activities. For details, contact District President Sherry Schwimmer email@example.com.
Membership works to help Sisterhoods increase and maintain membership levels through various programs and outreach ideas to prospective members. Having a large membership base can decrease the workload on each individual in your sisterhood, thus giving each of you more time to enjoy those programs you work so hard on.
For materials, see "Exploring Membership" on the WRJ website.
Do you have any questions not answered here? To contact WRJ directly, or to see a staff directory, please visit the WRJ website.