WRJ Central District Kallah, March 21-23, 2014

kallah, GUCI

Gather round the campfire, March 21-23, 2014 for an exciting and fun-filled weekend at GUCI!.

• Authentic Camp Shabbat Experience including worship, dinner, song session, Israeli dancing and campfire!

    • Info sessions on our URJ Camps, GUCI, and WRJ!
    • Informative workshops to strengthen your sisterhood!
    • Social Action project!
    • YES Fund “Next to New” Shopping Event!
    • Sharing together, laughing together, and meeting new sisters!


GUCI can accommodate up to 50 overnight guests in their faculty housing.
Reservations will be first come, first served. Rooms are double occupancy with a bathroom en suite or between two rooms. Linens are provided. Additionally, … Continue reading

Kugel Cookoff and Dinner

At TBE yesterday, we had a kugel contest. Great food (I didn’t win).

As part of the evening we had Yiddish songs from our choir and we had even arranged a talk by a PhD student who has written his thesis on the history of Kugel– yes, really.

Anyway, I was returning from a vacation on Friday, when I got an email from our speaker, saying there was a death in the family and he wasn’t going to be able to make it. I spent the next 2 days boning up and learning all I could about the history of kugel, and I gave the talk.

I am attaching a handout that I created on the History of … Continue reading

New Nominations from Central District for WRJ Board of Directors

We are so proud of the following women who have been nominated for the WRJ Board of Directors. They will be installed in December at the WRJ Biennial in San Diego.

Sheilah Abramson-Miles
Dr. Hilda Glazer
Hillary Handwerger
Lisa Singer
Charlene Pfenninger

Nancy Apfel will be retiring from the board. We thank her for her service.

We will have twelve Central District women on the WRJ Board: Sandy Adland, Laurie Blinder, Marilyn Goldfein, Rachel Lambermont, Liz McOsker, Marci Delson and Karen Sim. How terrific! We will be well-represented.

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Mazel Tov to the WRJ Or Ami Award Winners.

Congratulations to two Bronze Award winners, Kathy Young and Karen Smith and Temple Beth El Sisterhood in Knoxville, TN. for Matan Chaim/Gift of Life Day and Nancy Szabo and Temple Beth Emeth Sisterhood in Ann Arbor, MI for Feeding the Hungry.

Our Honorable Mention winners are Sarah Roberts and Isaac M. Wise Temple Sisterhood in Cincinnati, OH, and Sonja Kantor and Temple Sisterhood of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation in Indianapollis, IN for five projects: A Women’s Seder, Busted: Are you one of 85% Wearing the Wrong Size Bra? Chili Throwdown & Supper, Havdalah Hoedown and Mad Hatter’s Tea.
Central District is proud of our sisterhoods. The Or Ami Awards will be presented at the WRJ Assembly Dec. 11-15 in … Continue reading

Send Us Your Central District Awards Nominees for 2014!

Sisterhoods, individuals and the District will be honored with the awards listed below at our Central Biennial Convention in Columbus, November 6-9, 2014. As leaders in your Sisterhood, please take a few minutes to read through the award categories and nominate your Sisterhood or individual. Award applications are due by August 1st, 2014.

The applications can be filled out with the applications on our website.

tzur2Individual Sisterhoods may apply for awards in both the President’s Award and the Innovative Programming Award and may submit an application for more than one program in either category. Award entries in each of … Continue reading