Top URJ Opportunities for Your Congregation

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Top URJ Opportunities for Your Congregation

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As you plan your budget and schedule for the remainder of 2017 and beyond, keep in mind the great URJ offerings that can help you strengthen your congregation. To stay up-to-date with the resources and events that are always being added, make sure you receive and read the twice-monthly Inside Leadership newsletter for the latest updates.

URJ Biennial

Join 5,000 Reform Jews (lay leaders, clergy, synagogue professionals, and synagogue members) at the largest Jewish gathering in North America, this December in Boston, MA, to worship, learn, sing, and determine the future of our Movement. More than 300 congregations are already represented! Discounts are available for delegations, and be sure to register your group by October 10, the early bird deadline. 

Seminars and Conventions

L’Taken Social Justice Seminars 
For: High School Students
January 5-8, 19-22, 26-29, February 9-12, 23-26
Washington, DC
Register your congregation's group now »

How Successful Congregations Embrace Change: A URJ Day of Learning
October 29
For: Clergy, Professional and Lay Leaders in Congregations across North America
More info, contact Lisa Barzilai.

Virtual Learning Opportunities

Local Resources

  • Get involved with your local URJ Community to connect with congregational leaders from your area to share resources, build relationships, collaborate, and support each other in your sacred work
  • Request a URJ Board Workshop for your congregation’s board
  • Request a visit from a URJ youth program (NFTY, Camp, and more)
  • In California, Ohio, New York, or Illinois? The Religious Action Center (RAC) has state-based community organizers to help your congregation in the sacred work of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Contact Sofi Hersher for more information.

Customized Tools

We hope to see you in many of our upcoming programs, as you work to inspire sacred action in your community.

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs is the president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest Jewish movement in North America, with almost 900 congregations and nearly 1.5 million members. An innovative thought leader, dynamic visionary, and representative of progressive Judaism, he spent 20 years as the spiritual leader of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY. Deeply dedicated to global social justice issues, he has led disaster response efforts in Haiti and Darfur. Learn more about Rabbi Rick Jacobs.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Published: 8/10/2017

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