Social Action

For more than 100 years, inspired by Jewish traditions and values, WRJ has pioneered social action in the Reform Movement and the Jewish community. From advancing women’s leadership and equality in Jewish life and in society at large to championing numerous critical social justice issues, WRJ has been at the forefront of major efforts in the work of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Our major concerns, resolutions, and actions during this time were, and continue to be:

Women’s Rights

    WRJ takes pride in its history of advocacy for women’s equality in the rabbinate, in the workplace, and in our society, raising voices for women’s suffrage and reproductive rights and taken a stand to end violence against women.

    Reproductive Rights– learn more about what WRJ, in conjunction with the RAC is doing. Help out.

    Pay Equity

    Gender-Based Violence

Civil Rights

  • WRJ has led the Movement in support of racial equality, LGBTQ equality, the rights of people with disabilities, public education, immigration reform, gun violence prevention, employment rights, and criminal justice.
  • Disability Rights
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Racial Justice

Economic Justice

    • As Reform Jewish women, WRJ takes pride in advocating for the most vulnerable. Jewish tradition compels us to work to end hunger, homelessness, and poverty, and to encourage short and long-term solutions to economic injustice.
    • Labor
    • Poverty
    Public Health


    • As Jewish women, we heed our tradition’s teachings to cherish the earth. WRJ is committed to safeguarding our natural resources, supporting research to repair damage from the past and finding solutions for a sustainable future.
    Sustainability & Climate Change


    • Throughout our hundred years, WRJ has worked in conjunction with a variety of faith groups to promote mutual respect for our different traditions and to strengthen our work by joining together to accomplish shared goals.

Israel & Global Affairs

    • WRJ is committed to supporting international peace efforts, human rights, and global health and development initiatives along with supporting the State of Israel, working to advance religious pluralism and the peace process.
    • Human Rights
    • International Conflict

Jewish Life

    • As a community of Jewish women, WRJ is committed to strengthening Jewish practice and family life, and to ensure that our Reform Movement continues to thrive from generations and generations to come.
    • Jewish Community
    • Jewish Education
    Religious Observance

Religious Freedom

    • WRJ celebrates the values of religious freedom that have allowed the Jewish community to thrive in North America and also strives to ensure religious pluralism internationally, so that all may freely practice their beliefs.
    • Church-State Separation
    Religious Liberty

WRJ Advocacy Plan, 2017
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