Women of Reform Judaism hold biennial this week

Women of Reform Judaism hold biennial this week

Women of Reform Judaism’s Atlantic district hosts its annual convention at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel in Florham Park from November 3 to 6. The biennial gathering will address challenges facing the Jewish community in the 21st century and advances in women’s leadership. The district comprises New Jersey, parts of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Speakers include Maggie Anton, author of “Fifty Shades of Talmud” and “Rashi’s Daughters,” (see page 8); Fraidy Reiss, founder/executive director of Unchained At Last, and Lesley Sachs, executive director of Women of the Wall. Musicians Noah Aronson and Nefesh Mountain will entertain.

There will be Shabbat services and  workshops, and the new board will be installed. Funds raised at the WRJ YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects) Sunday brunch will benefit Reform Jewish institutions and individuals worldwide.