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WTJ Members of Temple Judea

"Together We Make a Difference"
What is Women of Temple Judea (WTJ)?
WTJ is the women’s group within Temple Judea, and we are part of the national organization Women of Reform Judaism. Our group is comprised of women of every age and at every stage of life. As a diverse group within our congregation, there is a place and program for everyone.  

 


The WTJ Board and past WTJ Presidents during WTJ board installation at Sabbat services

What You Get When You Join WTJ
When you join,  you join a community of women – and YOU create community. You gain new friendships and experiences while also offering an array of opportunities and services for Temple Judea and our surrounding community. We strive to get to know each other, have fun together, make new friends, but also share our good fortune with those less fortunate.

  
WTJ members fill Purim gift bags, decorated by Margaux preschool students, and deliver them to members who need to celebrate the holiday at home.

We strive to:
*Build the WTJ Community - "Each year we offer a variety of enjoyable and meaningful activities where we
get to make new connections and friendships".

These include:
WTJ  Book Club
Annual Member Welcome Party
Special events - Creative Crafts, Orchid Tour, Cooking Lessons, and tours of local sites including the Jewish Museum.

                  
Two fabulous books discussed at the monthly WTJ Book Club Gathering       Members were given an "Orchid Tour and learned how         Members wrap Chanukah gifts to deliver to children at JAFCO
                                                                                                                              to care for them and received their own seedlings                          
(Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options)

*Lead Community Service Opportunities  -   We do an annual JAFCO Chanukah Gift Drive,  continue  our partnership with Toussaint L‘Ouverture Elementary via a school supply drive,  special Thanksgiving food gift cards,  support Casa Valentina by providing monthly dinners.


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Cooking for the residents of Casa Valentina                                           Teaching children at Toussaint Elementary School               Seder In A Box" provides food for over 100 people that includes                                                                                                                               about nutrition and healthy eating during Career Day                Passover foods as well as Publix gift cards. Pre-school students                                                                                                                                                                                                                 also participate. All of this is donated by the members of Temple Judea 

                    
"Seder In A Box" provided food for over 100 people that included Passover foods as well  as Publix gift cards. All of this was donate by the members of Temple Judea.

*Provide Temple Judea Program Grants - WTJ financially supports temple programs such as the High Holy Days Restyled Services, B’nai Mitzvah gifts, Margaux Preschool special projects and Temple Judea professional staff development.

*Hold Fundraisers – Each year we hold events to help WTJ raise funds to support our programs, community service projects, Temple Judea programs and outreach to the greater Miami community. These include: The Honey from the Heart Project and the High Holy Day Greeting Card, the annual (very popular) WTJ Progressive Dinner. 

          
WTJ's major social event of the year changed to a  Zoom program that began with a Havdalah Service followed by delicious cheese, fruits and desserts by Sharon Goldman. Events and a very lively and informative presentation from Linda and Michael Bittel of Sunset Liquors about the three bottle of wines that each  home received.

Coordinate the Synogogue WTJ Giftshop – We keep the shop replete with fun, useful, and beautiful items for all your Judaica and holiday needs. Customized requests for special events can be accommodated. 

          

Items sold through the WTJ GiftShop

Becoming a WTJ Member
Choose to be a WTJ member today for $60 or $90 direct from your ShulCloud account or with a check payable to Women of Temple Judea. WTJ membership gives you members-only access to events such as our yearly Member Welcome Party and Programs , and makes you eligible for Judaic conference scholarships and reduced pricing for many WTJ events.  (Note: If you are a new member of Temple Judea, we offer ONE FREE YEAR of WTJ membership.)


Contact / Connect
For more information on becoming a member, contact WTJ Membership Chairs
Amy Boyers at amyboyersphd@gmail.com
Shona Blonsky at srblonsky@yahoo.com
Sharon Goldman at chefsssg@aol.com

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