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June 29, 2012

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs joins a protest for religious pluralism in Israel

Progressive Rabbis Speak Out for Religious Pluralism in Israel

Reform, Conservative, and secular Jews fight for the Israeli Government to uphold the decision to pay non-Orthodox rabbis in front of the office of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate in Jerusalem. Read More »

See Also
: 100 Rabbis Protest Recognition of Non-Orthodox Rabbis (Yedioth Ahronoth)

REFORM MOVEMENT AND
JEWISH WORLD NEWS

Supreme Court Upholds Most of Obama’s
Health Care Law
(JTA)

See also:

Grapevine: A Roundup of the Israeli Presidential Conference (The Jerusalem Post)

VIDEO: Israel and the Diaspora: Two sides of the same coin? (Jewish Journal)

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Rejects Full SNAP Funding (JTA)

Eliminating Dues at a Detroit Congregation
(Detroit Jewish News)

Temple and Mosque Collaboration Seeks to Become a National Interfaith Model
(Southern California Public Radio)

Henry S. Jacobs Camp Receives A New Ark
(Jewish Center Magazine)

Road to Eden (Jewish News of Greater Phoenix)

German Court Circumcision Ban Meets Wave of Criticism (Reuters)
See also: WUPJ Responds with Shock and Outrage

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HOLIDAY RESOURCES

Shabbat

D'var Torah: Chukat, 5772 - Moses and Magic

Fourth of July

Reform and Orthodox Jewish Camps
Come Together to Celebrate July 4th

The Religious Action Center's
Guide to Independence Day
Celebrate by cherishing our freedoms while recognizing basic rights lacking around the world.

WomenExpanding Our Reach

Throughout June, the URJ highlights the many ways we welcome and embrace those looking for a home in our congregational communities, including Interfaith couples and families, LGBT, spiritual seekers, special needs and the disengaged.

Resources

Schindler Fellows
for Interfaith Certification

Aug 9-12 in Cincinnati: Optimize the unique opportunity that comes with welcoming new interfaith couples to your congregation. Partial scholarships available.

18 Ways to Welcome Interracial Families

18 Ways to Welcome Adoptive Families into Your Congregation

In the News

A Jewish-Asian Couple’s Union Leads to a Scholarly Interest in Intermarriage
(The New York Times)
See also: Appearances Can Be Deceiving... In Good Ways! (RJ Blog)

New Energy From An Unlikely Source
Non-Jewish mothers play a growing role in liberal congregations. (Jewish Week)

The Transition (RJ Magazine)

"When my daughter Laura was becoming Lawrence, I told almost no one at first. I felt too astonished and ashamed."

On RJ Blog

Becoming "a Temple Without Boundaries"

Welcome! Please Check
Your Identity at The Door

There Are No Outsiders

To Infinity and Beyond...and Back

Journey to Judaism

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

URJ Campaign for Youth Engagement
Launches B'nai Mitzvah Revolution
See also: You Say You Want a
(B’nai Mitzvah) Revolution
(RJ Blog)

URJ Greene Family Camp
Dedicates New Eco-Village and Revitalized Lakefront

VIDEO: Get a tour of the new
Eco-Village at Greene Family Camp

10 Ways to Involve Your
Congregation in Camp!
Find ways to get congregants and campers to interact before, during and after the summer camp season.

Finding Our Purpose in Helping Others
NFTY Mitzvah Corps of the South has a meaningful first day in New Orleans.

The Weight of Our History:
NFTY Goes to Krakow

Moving experiences with NFTY teens on a trip to Poland.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


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