Who We Are
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Northeast District
What is the Northeast District?
The Northeast District is one of eight districts of Women of Reform Judaism. It is composed of 81 affiliate Sisterhoods representing approximately 9,500 women that come from New York and New England in the United States and Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
What is its purpose?
The Northeast District serves as a link or liaison between the many local sisterhoods and WRJ. We are here to encourage understanding and support of the programs, activities, and projects of WRJ and to provide direct services to our district sisterhoods.
How is it organized?
The Executive Committee of the district is made up of a President, First Vice President, Four Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Membership Secretary, Area Directors, Past Presidents of the District and WRJ Board members residing in the District. The Board of Directors includes the executive committee and the president of each affiliated Sisterhood in good standing, or her duly appointed representative.
Who is my direct link to the District?
Your direct link to the district is your Area Director. Each sisterhood is assigned an Area Director who calls your Sisterhood President several times a year and "checks in" with her. The Area Director will report on District or WRJ happenings, but most importantly, she is there to hear what's going on in your sisterhood. If you have a special concern, she can help or guide you to someone who can.
What is the Biennial Convention?
The Northeast District holds a Biennial Convention and Meeting in the fall of the even numbered years in order to elect officers and board members, approve the district budget, approve resolutions and revise the constitution. At Biennials, delegates have the opportunity to meet other women with similar interests and goals, to receive inspiration and information from District leaders and to hear invited guest speakers. They learn new techniques to develop Sisterhood programs and projects, and to offer suggestions for the betterment of the District and Sisterhoods in general.
The Northeast District has its own website that can also be used as a way for sisterhoods to share ideas and for general information about the district and WRJ. The website is www.wrjnortheast.org
The Northeast District has its own Facebook Page that has updates of events and pictures. Please LIKE us at www.facebook.com/WRJNortheast
Starting this year we will be sending email alerts out every other Tuesday to sisterhood presidents. You'll be able to keep up with all the news and goings on in the district. Please ask your sisterhood president to forward them to you.