Inspire, Inform, Educate, Empower

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

RWRN initiatives include seminars and educational programs, Holocaust education and resources, one-on-one advocacy, small gifts, and pro-bono resource matchmaking. In July 2023 we plan on launching 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 late 2023 we will be releasing a full suite of free information, reports, resources, and more, pending grant approval.

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 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]

Latest stories



Early this year RWRN volunteers visited a 90-something-year-old Holocaust survivor who was in the hospital for weeks and had stopped eating. Her family was frantic. We knew that this woman’s guilty pleasure is General Hospital. Rachel posted throughout her social networks asking if anyone had connections with cast members. In a whirlwind of people wanting to do good things, two of the show’s main...

Beware of the ugly rise of anti-Semitism


It’s nearly four years since RWRN co-founder Rachel Weingarten wrote this powerful opinion piece for amNewYork on growing antisemitism in New York. As statistics show, those numbers are only growing. We must all continue to combat hate crimes and ignorance in New York and beyond.

RWRN x The Bachelor


As part of our mission to bring everyday magic to the lives of those going through particularly times, we’re thrilled to tell you about one of our favorite bachelorettes. The RWR Network and Chris Harrison from ABC’s The Bachelor worked to bring some everyday magic to the life of a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor recovering from COVID-19. Watch the exclusive RWRN video of  Chris Harrison on the...