Women of Reform Judaism events

The Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) also known as "Sisterhood," is an affiliate organization of Riverdale Temple. The WRJ provides a sense of belonging and comfort to its members through frequent organized events and activities, with Riverdale Temple as a welcoming venue for these functions. WRJ includes in its objectives the empowerment of women to be advocates on behalf of issues addressed by the mandates of Reform Judaism.

As an affiliate, WRJ provides many services to the temple, hosting its Oneg Shabbat collation each week and coordinating many fund raising events that support the temple's operations. Additionally, each year, WRJ arranges recreational activities for our members. Members are active in community affairs, charitable drives and volunteer efforts. These activities engage the women in our community providing mutual support and strengthening our Jewish identity.

As a new member of Riverdale Temple, your first year of membership in WRJ is free.

Whether you come to Riverdale as a single in your first apartment, as working professional with a family or as a recently divorced or widowed woman, WRJ provides a place in the community for you. There are many opportunities in which to participate and to get involved and it's the perfect way to meet others in your community.

Did you know that one does not have to be a member of the temple in order to become a member of sisterhood? Bring a relative, friend, or neighbor to participate In our Book Club, our next card party, or take a trip to a museum with us. These are just a few of the activities that we are planning for what promises to be an exciting year of an invigorated sisterhood.

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE 2016-2017 PROGRAM YEAR                      

December  2016
Sunday, December 4  Fair Trade & Local Artisan Craft Fair  11:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 14  WRJ meeting 7:30/West Lounge (to be confirmed)
Tuesday, December 27  Book Club 7:30/West Lounge 
January 2017
Wednesday, January 11  WRJ meeting 7:30/West Lounge
Tuesday, January 31  Book Club 7:30/West Lounge
February 2017
Wednesday, February 8   WRJ meeting 7:30/West Lounge 
Saturday, February 11  WRJ TuB'shvat Seder following morning service 
Tuesday,  February 28  Book Club 7:30/West Lounge
March  2017
Wednesday, March 8  WRJ meeting 7:30/West Lounge
Tuesday, March 28   Book Club 7:30/West Lounge
Wednesday, March 29  Women's Seder 6:00-9:00 /Social Hall (reservations required)
April  2017
NO WRJ meeting (second night of Passover)
Tuesday, April 25  Book Club 7:30/West Lounge 
May 2017
Wednesday,  May 10  WRJ meeting 7:30/West Lounge 
Saturday, May 27  WRJ Lay-led Sabbath Service  & extended kiddush 10:30-2:30 pm 
Tuesday, May 30  Book Club 7:30/West Lounge 
June 2017
Wednesday, June 14 WRJ Member Appreciation Dinner 6:00-9:00/ Social Hall
Tuesday, June 27 Book Club 7:30/West Lounge 
The WRJ Book Club meets every month in the West Lounge to discuss books of Jewish interest
The books chosen are always available in paperback and e-book editions. They all can be found at the New York Public Library. Discussions are always open-ended and lively. Everyone in the community is invited to join at any time. Ronni Stolzenberg leads the Book Club discussions.
 Check the above schedule to see the next Book Club meeting dates.  Specific information for the book under discussion in a particular month will be found in the weekly eblast.