The YES Fund represents WRJ's commitment to supporting the institutions of Reform Judaism and its future leadership throughout North America and the world.
Annual contributions are the way WRJ provides scholarship assistance for rabbinic students at the Hebrew Union college - Jewish Institute of Religion, supports activities for high school and college age youth through the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), and contributes to special projects of religious education and leadership development within Sisterhood.
How to Directly Contribute to the YES Fund:
Make Your Sisterhood a YES Fund Winner!
There are three awards your Sisterhood chapter can be awarded based on YES Fund contributions:
Lifeline Membership, which is $1800 payable in one, two or four segments, contributes to a special endowment whose annual interest is used to support the YES Fund.
As of January 1, 2009, there will be no converting of previous Lifelines to a new Lifeline level. If a Silver Lifeline donor wishes to contribute a Gold Lifeline, she will contribute $5,000 in four years. When converting to a Lifeline, the donor will receive her pin upon completion of payment for the new Lifeline. A donor converting to a new level of Lifeline will be requested to donate her previous level pin to the Living legacy of Lifelines program in which donated pins will be presented to new Lifeline donors in a meaningful way.
The new levels and time frames for Lifelines are as follows:
You can donate to a Lifeline , or make an individual donation of any amount you wish, online at the WRJ Website. We thank you for your support of WRJ's Lifeline Endowment Fund and the YES Fund!
YES Fund Awards
The following awards are presented to Sisterhoods every two years at each WRJ Assembly:
Helen M. Dalsheimer serves as president of both WRJ (formerly National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods) and the district federation.
Women of Reform Judaism is committed to meeting the ongoing needs of the Reform/Progressive Community. With your help, WRJ can say YES to those who ask for help today.