Parashat Miketz is one of the great dream stories in the Torah. Joseph, falsely imprisoned, goes from prisoner to a position of power in Pharaoh’s court because of his ability to interpret dreams. In interpreting dreams, Joseph was connecting the reality of what was to his vision of what could be.
I imagine that Carrie O. Simon might have dreamed of all that the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (NFTS, now WRJ) could become when it first began in 1913. In that way, we are the Josephs of our day as we interpret the dreams of just what WRJ might be like in the next one hundred years.
In a few short weeks, we will gather in San Diego to celebrate our Centennial as Women of Reform Judaism… one hundred years of women in sisterhood. It’s hard to describe if you haven’t been part of the magic of an Assembly yourself. You’ll find a connection and a sense of pride. You’ll find spirituality, ideas, and camaraderie. You’ll find workshops, worship, and music. You’ll find the perfect place to celebrate Sisterhood and all that Carrie O. Simon could have possibly dreamed of for her “sisters.”
So let me ask you… what is sisterhood? It is a noun in the dictionary, which says, (1) The state or relationship of being a sister or sisters, (2) The quality of being sisterly, (3) A society, especially a religious society, of women and (4) An association or unification in a common cause.
How appropriate for us, because as WRJ, we truly are sisters. Visit the PDF to read Jo's entire article