Women of Temple Rodef Shalom (WoTRS) is a diverse group of women dedicated to friendship and service, inspired by our Jewish identity, that offers something for everyone.
WoTRS: Something for Everyone
Use the paypal button below to submit your $36 dues fee. By joining WoTRS you also join Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ).
Find our events on the Temple website calendar, in the Connection and weekly eletter, and in our WoTRS e-letter. Register for events at the TRS website under Event Registration; most are either free or are a nominal fee.
Women of TRS Gives Back to the Temple and to Our Community
This Sunday morning gathering place is where congregants can socialize, hold small meetings, and wait for children who are attending religious school. . . and, of course, enjoy some fresh hot coffee, bagels and schmear!
Stop by our wonderful gift shop! We offer one-stop shopping of Judaica and fine gifts. Under “new management” with new merchandise including a new high end Israeli designer, more flexible credit card payment options.
Visit Treasures webpage here.
Give the gift of life! Twice a year, usually in December and May, WoTRS organizes a Blood Drive and our Temple Members respond generously.
Gives all children the opportunity to learn the joys of giving when they pick out gifts that have been wrapped and are ready for them to buy and give to family and friends. Volunteer by shopping for gifts, wrapping, and staffing the shop which operates at Chanukah time.
WoTRS holds weekly Mah Jongg games for all levels of players at the Temple (see calendar.)
These are official cards and will be sent to you directly from the National Mah Jongg League. The cards are usually sent out in late March/early April. Based on the number of cards sold, the National Mah Jongg League makes a donation to the WoTRS.
Each year the WoTRS generally receives over $1000 in rebates that support our Temple’s education, social and community programs.
Please direct questions to Gail Gershman at 561-596-4245, email.
Issues critical to Jewish Women are tracked and brought to the attention of our Women of TRS members who respond by contacting our legislators.
Women of TRS members support the Falls Church Day Care Center, volunteer at the TRS Soup Kitchen, and participate in Sukkot in April and Mitzvah Day. See the list of charities we support below.
WoTRS provides Table Settings for Temple Member Simchas. Beautiful china, flatware, and glassware are available for rent for events held in our Social Hall. Easy, convenient, and a way to give back to WoTRS since part of the proceeds go to our organization.
Our Pin Committee sells at many Temple events. Proceeds directly to community organizations supporting literacy and providing for the homeless.
“Questions about Jewish traditions?” Email the Traditions helpline for answers from WoTRS experts! WoTRS also has a column in the Connection that answers questions about our Jewish Traditions.
Congratulatory notes sent to TRS confirmands provide scholarships to rabbinical and cantorial students via the Women of Reform Judaism YES Fund.
Charities We Support
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
Jewish Council for the Aging
Hillel & George Mason University Hillel
Magen David Adom
Falls Church McLean Children’s Center
Doorways for Women & Families
Food for Others
Northern Virginia Family Services
Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC)
American Jewish World Center
The Shepherd Center