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Empowering the women of Beth El through stimulating social action programs and educational and social activities.

Beth El's Women of Reform Judaism is committed to women, our Congregation and to Judaism. We serve our synagogue, the community, and the Jewish world.
Members of Beth El's Women of Reform Judaism gain:

- New and lasting friendships
- New personal and professional growth and development
- An opportunity to learn more about Judaism
- A renewed sense of community
- A chance to develop talents and leadership skills

Click here to download the WRJ 2020 Passover Cookbook.

Contact the Sisterhood                                                              WRJ Membership Form At this time, in certain browsers you                                                                                      can fill this form in online, and in others you cannot. Also, we                                                                                    have not turned on the ability to pay online, so please print                                                                                      and send in with a check for now. We are working on it.


WRJ Activities


The drawing for WRJ’s Annual Spring Raffle will be held May 1. Proceeds will benefit WRJ’s activities and causes, including our Beth El youth. Each year, WRJ makes contributions to the Religious School and other Jewish youth programs to support the Madrachim Program and provide opportunities for youth to gain their needed service hours and acquire leadership skills. WRJ also purchases gifts for Bar/Bat Mitzvah/Confirmands.

The Raffle will be WRJ’s only big fundraiser this fiscal year. Please support our activities and causes by offering tickets to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives, as well as buying some for yourself.  


Winners will be randomly drawn for 3 Prizes:

$100 Gift Certificate to Giant Foods

$100 Gift Certificate to Wegmans

$100 Gift Certificate to Whole Foods

Drawing:  May 1, 2022

Winners will be notified by phone if not present at the drawing.


$20.00 for a sheet of 14 tickets

or $3.00 per ticket

Remember -- this is not just your annual raffle.
We urge you to offer tickets to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives. Let everyone in on the



  • Complete ONE of the tickets (you do not need to complete all of them or cut them apart)
  • Make your check payable to BE-WRJ
  • Mail your check and the tickets to:

Jo Ann Allen

3204 White Street

Falls Church, VA 22044


For any questions, please call:

Jo Ann Allen at 202-431-4634

Many thanks for your support!

Mah Jongg - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 

ONEG or BIMAH FLOWER SPONSORSHIP: We ensure that each week there are beautiful flowers gracing our bimah. We also see to it that at every Erev Shabbat service there is a fresh loaf of challah and an array of delicacies for everyone to enjoy with their coffee or punch. Sponsoring an oneg or the Bimah flowers on weekends when there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a wonderful opportunity for our congregants to honor someone they love, or to celebrate something special in their lives. Just think--you can give a gift and not worry about the wrapping.

If you would like to sponsor an Oneg or Bimah Flowers, please contact Jo Ann Allen .

Executive Board
President – Linda Shapiro
Vice Presidents – Jo Ann Allen, and Sue Meisner
Treasurer – Dina Katz
Recording Secretary – Naomi Mercer
Corresponding Secretary/Photographer – Judy Jankowski
Immediate Past President – Pat Collins
Counselor – Jeanette Astrow

Board Members and Committee Chairs
Book Club, Gerrie  Sturman
Carpenter's Shelter, Esther Belenker
Fundraising, Vacant
Interim Judaica Shop Manager, Lynne Orens
Assistant Judaica Shop Manager, Roberta Sultzer

Judaica Shop Treasurer, Bobbie Gershman
Judaica Shop Liaison, Roberta Sultzer
Knitting Group, Elaine Marsh
Mah Jongg, Susan Whitman

Oneg Shabbat, Jo Ann Allen
Procurement, (billing handled by Treasurer)
Programming Liaison, Gerrie Sturman
Religious Practices Representative to BEHC Board, Naomi Mercer
Religious School Liaison, Debbie Katz
Social Action, Janet Garber
Social Justice & Religious Issues, Vacant
Sukkah on the Bimah Lead, Linda Shapiro

At-LargeJoanne Rhodes, Lorraine "Lori" Spector

Sat, May 21 2022 20 Iyar 5782