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November 29, 2014 | 7th Kislev 5775
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The Union for Reform Judaism is committed to helping you to keep in touch with your Reform college students.

Our Staying in Touch resources offer guidance in how to maintain a connection with your college-age students:

Staying in Touch Letters
Parent letter from congregation for High School seniors
Congregational letter to High School seniors

Staying in Touch Manual
A guide for congregations in how to create a college committee and maintain a connection with their college students.

Staying in Touch E-mail Newsletter
A monthly update with News and Information from the Union for congregations and lay leaders.

Staying in Touch Discussion List
Join with college committee chairs, temple presidents, rabbis and other leaders in an ongoing e-mail discussion on how most effectively to support your college-aged congregants.

Our pre-college resources offer guidance in the transition from high school students to college students:

Packing for College
Packing for College: Where Does Judaism Fit? is a program from the Union for Reform Judaism designed to ensure that our students are ready for the challenges ahead as they make decisions about where they will go to College.

Senior Send Off: Celebrating and Transitioning our High School Seniors
A resource for congregations to honor and celebrate their high school seniors as they transition into the next phase of their Jewish lives.

Connect with a Specialist
Member congregations are encouraged to contact a specialist from the Union's Congregational Consulting Group for additional resources and support:
Lisa Lieberman Barzilai Lisa Lieberman Barzilai, RJE
Young Adult Education Specialist

Time Zone: EST
Phone: 212.650.4081
Email: lbarzilai@urj.org
RJ College Guide
College Guide

The 7th Annual RJ Insider's Guide to College Life is a Reform Judaism magazine project in partnership with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and the Union for Reform Judaism.

This annual guide was created to assist high school students in making their college choices through a Jewish lens and finding funding; and help college students in exploring their Jewish identity and coping with various challenges on campus.

An up-to-date chart shows the Top 60 schools Jews choose with most everything Jewish students would wish to know about them (number and % of Jews, Jewish fraternities/sororities, Reform/egalitarian services on campus, etc.); and the Top 20 schools ranked by percentage of Jewish population.

Visit www.reformjudaismmag.org for these stories and more:

Perspective 100: Turning Knowledge into Wisdom
Purpose of higher education, an interview with Frederick Lawrence.

Admissions 105: The Right School Pays Off
Finding the "right college matches" can result in merit-based scholarships and grants, an interview with Dennis Hughner.

Campus Life 200: Building Jewish Relationships "My Way"
Disaffected Jews can be engaged on campus by Andrew Abrams.
 
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