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Women of Beth Ahabah

Women of Beth Ahabah (WRJ) — formerly known as the Sisterhood — is a community working for the collective presence, voice and strength of our congregation’s female members. We support the temple and religious school activities through onegs, social events, congregational dinners and educational programs. We also organize holiday celebrations, including Passover Seders, Break-the-Fast and the JCC area-wide Purim carnival. In addition, we provide funding for temple and religious school projects; b’nai mitzvah and confirmation class gifts; and the Youth Education, Clergy and Special Projects (YES Fund).

Women of Beth Ahabah also supports political and social causes in the Richmond community and around the world. Most recently, WRJ launched the Half the Sky Initiative, stemming from the book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl Wu Dunn. The ongoing program works to support and empower women and girls throughout the world, and features events such as a girl’s education project and an art auction to raise funds for Half the Sky.

Women of Beth Ahabah is part of Women of Reform Judaism, a national network of nearly 500 temple sisterhoods and more than 65,000 members throughout the United States and around the world.

More detail on each event can be found on the Congregation Calendar.

Get Involved

WRJ welcomes participation from members of the congregation. You can volunteer for an activity, attend an event or be part of a spirit that can change the world.

All women of Beth Ahabah are members of Women of Beth Ahabah, but donations are welcome to support the programming provided by the group for the entire congregation.

For more information about Women of Beth Ahabah and how you can get involved, contact any members of the Women of Beth Ahabah Leadership Council: Linda Ferguson, Sandy Corbett, or Meryl Bernstein.

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