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Union for Reform Judaism
The synagogue arm of the Reform Movement, founded by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise as the Union for American Hebrew Congregations in 1873.

HUC-JIR - Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
The academic, spiritual and professional development center for Reform Judaism, founded by Rabbi Wise in 1875.

CCAR - Central Conference of American Rabbis
The international rabbinic association of Reform Judaism, founded by Rabbi Wise in 1889.

ACC - the American Conference of Cantors
ARZA - Connecting Reform Jews and Israel
ARZA Canada - The Canadian Association of Reform Zionists
ECERJ - Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism
JCLP - Jewish Community Legacy Project
NATA - National Association for Temple Administration
NATE - National Association of Temple Educators
MRJ - Men of Reform Judaism (formerly The North American Federation of Temple Brotherhoods) and the Jewish Chautauqua Society
NFTY - the North American Federation of Temple Youth
PARDeS - the Progressive Association of Reform Day Schools
PEP-RJ - Program Engagement Professionals - Reform Judaism (formerly Program Directors of Reform Judaism)
- Reform Pension Board, serving congregations and the Movement’s professionals
WRJ - Women of Reform Judaism

Programmatic Affiliates

Berit Mila Board of Reform Judaism - The National Organization of American Mohalim
RAC - the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, the Reform Movement’s voice in Washington, DC.


On the world scene, the Reform Movement is allied with organizations that encompass Liberal/Progressive/Reform Judaism on every continent:

WUPJ - World Union for Progressive Judaism
ARZENU - International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists
IMPJ - the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism
IRAC - the Israel Religious Action Center


This is the family of Reform Judaism, in all its diversity and strength, encompassing every age and interest group, while strengthening our synagogues and helping them to serve all who seek to be a part of K'lal Yisrael.


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