Since its earliest days,
Reform Judaism has asserted that a Judaism frozen in time cannot coexist
effectively with those who live in modern times. The great contribution
of Reform Judaism is that it has enabled the Jewish people to introduce
innovation while preserving tradition, to embrace diversity while
asserting commonality, to affirm beliefs without rejecting those who
doubt, and to bring faith to sacred texts without sacrificing critical
scholarship. Read more.
Camps and Israel Programs
The Union's fifteen camps throughout North America, along with numerous programs of study, exploration and involvement in Israel provide every age group with opportunities to strengthen Jewish identity, gain Jewish knowledge, learn Jewish values and cultivate lifelong friendships.
The Union for Reform Judaism
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of Reform Jewish congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals, which represent the largest and fastest growing constituency of Jews in North America. Our progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, consultations, resources, and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, we help strengthen our nearly 900 member congregations, welcome spiritual seekers through audacious hospitality, engage Jewish youth, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue tikkun olam (social justice), connect with Israel, and develop inspired leadership. Read more.
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