audacious hospitality

audacious hospitality

"How are you Jewish?” is a question Rivka Campbell, a Canadian Jew of Jamaican descent, hears often, and there’s nothing more exhausting than having to explain repeatedly her presence in a communit

Toby Singer
Mental health spelled out in Scrabble tiles

The death of Robin Williams in August 2014 hit me particularly hard.

Rabbi Stacy Friedman
Pope Francis and Rabbi Rick Jacobs

The New York Times reported last week on a sweeping new survey of t

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Silver medal with the word WINNER on it

The URJ is thrilled to announce the 2017 Belin Award winners and honorable mentions.

Closeup of a handshake between two men

Leaders at almost every synagogue would say their congregation strives to be a welcoming community. The challenge, of course, is how to put that into practice.

April Baskin and Carly Goldberg
Alarm clock on dresser; woman awake in bed in the middle of the night

If you devote your volunteer time or your professional career to a synagogue, what keeps you up at night?

Michael H. Goldberg
keyboard with wrench and screwdriver images on the enter key

Audacious Hospitality (AH), a pillar of the Union for Reform Judaism’s endeavors, is firing on all cylinders.

April Baskin
Shabbat service in a synagogue sanctuary

Judaism is a communal religion. We celebrate together, we mourn together, we worship together, we learn together, and we play together.

Alan Zeichick
Multi-colored cubes in a random pattern

The Reform Movement’s Audacious Hospitality work seeks to understand and support the realities of modern Jewish life.

Carly Goldberg, DSW, LCSW