Days for Girls will return after the High Holidays 5779. Sisterhood at CRS recently published an article in the Women of Reform Judaism newsletter sharing the success of their running a chapter of Days for Girls. The article, written by the head of the social justice committee, Hillary Klotz Steinman, explained the journey of Days for Girls and how it is impacting our community in a positive way.
Sisterhood started a Days for Girls chapter three years ago because it spoke to the mission of Sisterhood. Days for Girls improves the life of women and girls struggling to educate and earn a living. Days for Girls is a grassroots non-profit organization that makes and distributes re-usable, sustainable feminine hygiene kits to over 1 million women and girls worldwide. The chapter is an interfaith gathering, held at the building of our closest religious institutional neighbor, The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, and volunteers from both church and shul work side by side.
The program has proved to be enormously popular. CRS sisterhood won a WRJ Gold Award for this work, and volunteers include teens who make the kits as part of their B’nai Mitzvah community service work.