From the URJ's Senior Leadership

From the URJ's Senior Leadership

Men and women together at an egalitarian section of the Kotel (Western Wall)

I recently attended a Knesset caucus on America-Israel relations during which I addressed the body about two issues of vital concern to North America’s liberal Jewish community: the Kotel (the

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Pope Francis and Rabbi Rick Jacobs

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

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Group of campers

These days, the calendar seems to rush by faster than ever.

Miriam Chilton
View from bimah of Consultation on Conscience 2017 participants filling sanctuary (including the balcony)

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism recently concluded its 2017 Consultation on Conscience.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
NFTY students riding in a donkey caravan seen from behind

Last week, as the calendar filled with important occasions for Israel, I thought about the role the country pl

Miriam Chilton
URJ board mission participants in front of Israeli flags on flag polls

Several weeks ago, I spent Purim in the Israeli city of Ra'anana, just a bit north of Tel Aviv.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
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
Compass dial pointing to best principle

Everyone wants an easy answer: “Tell us what to do, and we’ll do it!” synagogue leaders often plead – but given congregations’ varied histories, cultures, demographics, physical spaces, and resourc

Amy Asin
North American board members in Israel

We are delighted to share with you a few observations about our recent URJ North American Board mission to Israel.

Daryl Messinger and Rabbi Rick Jacobs
A collection of hands holding different colored puzzle pieces

In recent weeks, our community has been shaken repeatedly by bomb threats at Jewish community centers across the country, as well as by hate-fueled acts of vandalism and violence.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs