Temple Israel’s sisterhood, the Women of Reform Judaism, Omaha chapter, has been a significant source of leadership, support and spirit for the congregation since its founding in 1886. With more than 285 members, it continues to be a vibrant facet of the Temple Israel community.
Women of all ages come together to:
- involve young families in the life of the congregation by hosting Tot Shabbat.
- learn about sacred Jewish texts, Jewish books, Jewish cooking and more.
- reach out to our college kids with High Holy Day and Passover care packages.
- make congregational life more fun with Pancake Man breakfasts and holiday craft projects.
- provide camperships for Jewish summer campers.
- build friendships over lunch, meetings and a good game of poker.
WRJ is part of the national organization of Women of Reform Judaism with lobbying power that works to protect the rights of women and Jews, and lends support of Israel. Your dues of $40 per year, provides financial support to all of WRJ projects. We also have donor levels of membership:
- $40 – WRJ Member
- $50 – Leah
- $75 – Rachel
- $100 – Rebecca
- $100+ – Sarah
The Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Fund promotes fellowship among women and supports Temple Israel’s actitivities that enrich our connections to each other, to the broader community and to Judaism. The proceeds will benefit the new WRJ Fund and a portion of the proceeds is devoted to the national WRJ Youth, Education and Special Service (YES) Fund that aids eligible students enrolled at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, development of the WRJ programs, and youth activities of the Union of Reform Judaism. Formerly called uniongrams, the newly designed WRJ tribute cards will give congregants an opportunity to add their names to congregational holiday greetings to the clergy as well as mazel tov to others who are celebrating special occasions in their lives such as B’nai Mitzvah, weddings, engagements and births. Tribute Cards cost $3 each. Please contact Administrative Assistant Michelle Shea for more information.
Visit with Rose Blumkin Residents
Fridays, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, 323 S 132nd Street
Temple Israel’s Caring Committee makes weekly visits to our congregants at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. Our visits are a community effort, and you will be joined by an experienced volunteer as we visit 30-35 residents each week. Please join us, we are looking for volunteers. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Program Director Scott Littky, 402-556-6536.