Reform Movement Commission on Lifelong Jewish Learning
The Joint Commission on Lifelong Jewish Learning (CLJL) is a reflective, deliberative and collaborative coalition that advises its constituents on systemic issues that involve Jewish learning. The executive committee is made up of representatives from each of the primary bodies of the Commission who have Jewish education as their primary mission: URJ, HUC-JIR, NATE, CCAR, ECE-RJ and PARDeS. The CLJL is designed to meet the need for a structured, ongoing forum in which the overarching vision and priorities for Jewish education in the Reform Movement emerge.
Currently the primary focus of the commission is in the areas of;
youth engagement, goals for Jewish education in the Reform Movement, Day School
Education, and planning the Education Summit as part of the December 2011
Biennial. Members Commission members serve on task forces
addressing each of these areas.
The commission has done significant work in these areas that is now
available to support and assist our congregations. Read more.
Bill Blumstein, Chair, representing the URJ Lisa Lieberman Barzilai, Vice Chair, representing NATE Rabbi Rob Nosanchuk, Vice Chair, representing the CCAR Rabbi Sam Jospeh, Vice Chair, representing HUC Shirley Gordon, Vice Chair, representing the URJ Cantor Susan Bortnik, representing the ACC Lisa Friedman, representing URJ
Rabbi Daniel Freelander, representing the URJ Melissa Frey, representing NFTY Rabbi Daniel Gropper, representing the CCAR Jo Kay, representing HUC Rabbi Jan Katzew, Former Director of the Commission Cantor Allen Leider, representing the ACC Deborah Niederman, representing NATE William Norman, representing PARDeS Cathy Rolland, representing ECE-RJ Jane Rips, representing the URJ Rabbi Bradley Solmsen, representing the URJ & CYE Shari Luck Schneider, representing ECE-RJ Katherine Schwartz, representing NATE Marilynn Yentis, Past Chair, representing the URJ Jane West Walsh, representing PARDeS Rabbi Lisa Tzur, representing NAC Anne Berman Waldorf, representing NATE Dr. Michael Zeldin, representing HUC
Taskforce Co-Chairs (members of the Executive Committee)
Access to Learning Shelly Christensen Lisa Friedman Shirley Gordon Rabbi Shira Joseph
Goals for Jewish Learning and Living Rabbi Sam Joseph Jane Rips Beth Avner
Teen Engagement Lisa Lieberman Barzilai Rabbi Rob Nosanchuk Jo Kay
2012 Annual Commission Meeting Presentations and Remarks