Inspire, Inform, Educate, Empower

The RWR NETWORK is now known as RWRN is Ezer,  a growing national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to serve and support vulnerable members of society including caregivers, Holocaust survivors, not-so-recent immigrants and others needing help but unsure how to ask.

When people ask how as a small founder-led nonprofit we can focus on multiple areas, we sometimes refer them to this moving passage from Isaiah 1:17

“Learn to do good. Devote yourself to justice.

Aid the oppressed.

Take up the cause of orphans;

Plead the case of the widow.”

 

And in Hebrew:
לִמְד֥וּ הֵיטֵ֛ב דִּרְשׁ֥וּ מִשְׁפָּ֖ט אַשְּׁר֣וּ חָמ֑וֹץ שִׁפְט֣וּ יָת֔וֹם רִ֖יבוּ אַלְמָנָֽה

Multiple Ways of Helping Multiple People

RWRN is based in Brooklyn, N.Y. and serves our local community. We also have a network of volunteers across the country.

RWRN has a wide suite of initiatives including seminars and educational programs, Holocaust education and resources, one-on-one advocacy, small gifts, and pro-bono resource matchmaking. In March 2022, we began working on programs for 2G –adult children of Holocaust survivors– in association with the Boro Park Y. In January 2023, we launched Hope and Cope, a person centered trauma informed initiative dedicated to inter-generational trauma survivors, more details will follow.

In late 2023 we will launch Project ReConnect, a series of programs and resources for unaffiliated Jews or those seeking spiritual care or ways to renew or reignite their faith. In early 2024 we will be releasing a full suite of free information, reports, resources, and more, pending grant approval.

Donate to Help Us Help Others

RWRN is funded by donations of all sizes (you can donate via Paypal right now!) and we’re in the process of applying for a few key grants. We’re a very small enthusiastic team wearing many hats depending on the need or occasion. We also have volunteers spanning all ages and life stages, and so despite our best efforts, sometimes it’s not possible for us to reply to every inquiry in a timely manner.  While we’re based in New York City, we have a strong presence in several states including Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and California and continue to expand.

RWRN Founders

RWRN was founded by the Weingarten sisters. Chaplain Rachel Weingarten and Chaplain Rebecca Weingarten MSc.Ed, MFA, who on an individual basis have been volunteering within their own communities for years before realizing there was a larger need to be met. Read more about them here.

Contact us at 718.218.3672 or outreach [at] rwrn.org

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