ALBANY, Ga. -- In recognition of her leadership in her sisterhood, congregation, and community, Temple B'nai Israel Sisterhood recently honored Doris Lorig with the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Centennial Unsung Heroine Award.
The presentation of the award was given at the Centennial Shabbat Service. Lorig will also be featured on the WRJ website and recognized at the WRJ Centennial Assembly in December in San Diego, CA.
"Mrs. Lorig, a Sisterhood member for over 60 years, took it upon herself to do many behind the scenes things to keep our sanctuary clean and ready for services," said Beverly Smith, WRJ Centennial Ambassador for the Sisterhood. "Her life-long commitment to our Temple and to our Sisterhood made her the perfect nominee for the WRJ Unsung Heroine honor."
Created to celebrate WRJ's Centennial year, the WRJ Unsung Heroine Award recognizes WRJ members who have never been officially honored but have helped advance the organization's goals of promoting women's issues and leadership in the Reform Jewish movement for the past 100 years.
To be nominated, an individual must have made substantial volunteer and/or financial contributions to a WRJ sisterhood/women's group, have been a member of a WRJ sisterhood, have not been previously recognized by the organization or sisterhood, and have not served in a leadership role in WRJ.
One individual was selected from each WRJ sisterhood to receive the award, which is sponsored by Carol and Alan LeBovidge and Temple Israel Sisterhood of West Bloomfield, MI.
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), founded in 1913, is the women's affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. WRJ represents more than 65,000 women in nearly 500 women's groups worldwide and promotes women's issues and leadership through education, programming, and advocacy.