Women of Temple Rodef Shalom

Women of TRS:

Mary Ann Kennedy

Bernice Porrazzo

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.


  • We care deeply about each other, our community and our world.
  • We support each other in times of struggle, happiness, sickness and health.
  • We study, learn and grow with and from each other.
  • We strengthen the bonds of those in our Temple Rodef Shalom community.


  • We give generously of our time and monies to our TRS community and beyond.
  • We give back through a variety of projects – one-time, short- and long-term – to meet the schedules of all our members.

WoTRS: Something for Everyone

  • We meet your schedule: programs, activities and volunteer opportunities in the evenings, weekends, and weekdays.
  • We offer variety: lectures on cutting edge issues, wine tastings, dinner out, weekday and weekend book clubs, mah jongg, cooking and challah baking demos, unique cultural tours, knitting and more.
  • We are diversity: young moms, retired ladies, working women.
Take a look at our Year-at-a-Glance 2017-18
Join us!
  • Speak with our president/s.
  • Volunteer with us.
  • Attend a lecture, cultural tour, or social event.
  • Become a member!

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

The Bagel Bar

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.

Blood Drive

Give the gift of life!  Twice a year, usually in December and May, WoTRS organizes a Blood Drive and our Temple Members respond generously.

Judy’s Place – Holiday Store for Children

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.

Mah Jongg

WoTRS holds weekly Mah Jongg games for all levels of players at the Temple (see calendar.)

Order Mah Jongg Cards Through Women of TRS!

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.

Legislative Action Calls

Issues critical to Jewish Women are tracked and brought to the attention of our Women of TRS members who respond by contacting our legislators.

Social Action

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.

Special Event Rental

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.

House and Book Pins

Our Pin Committee sells at many Temple events. Proceeds directly to community organizations supporting literacy and providing for the homeless.

Traditions Helpline

“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.