Welcome and shalom! Whether youre a lifelong Reform Jew in search of a congregation, a Jew by Choice seeking support on your journey, an interfaith couple thinking about making Jewish choices for your family, an unaffiliated Jew in search of Shabbat and holiday resources for you and your children or a non-Jew exploring the tenets and principles of Reform Judaism, this is the spot for you. Were glad youre here and we hope youll stick around to explore our site and our Movement to see what it has to offer you and your family.
What is Reform Judaism?
Reform Judaism took root in North America more than 130 years ago under the
leadership of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, one of several European rabbis who brought
the changes in Judaism occurring in Europe to these shores. Reform Judaism is
now the largest Jewish movement in North America, with more than 900
congregations and 1.5 million people. The word "Reform" in the name of our Movement is a recognition that reform is
part of our way of life, as it has been for Jews throughout the centuries. Learn more about the beliefs of the Reform Movement.
Ask the Rabbi
For individuals who are seeking
answers to personal concerns, we have assembled a group of Reform Jewish professionals -- rabbis as
well as cantors and educators -- to assist you. Submit a question to Ask the Rabbi, or browse the Frequently Asked Questions.
For over 30 years, Reform Judaism has been committed to welcoming interfaith couples into our community. Interfaith issues impact entire families. Grandparents, parents and children all face challenges posed by differing religions and cultures. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. We are here to serve as a resource for you and your extended family.
A free, 3-session class for beginners -- Jewish or not -- that explores the
topics of Jewish spirituality, ethics and community values. Find a class in your area.
Introduction to Judaism A course for anyone interested in exploring Judaisminterfaith couples, those
considering conversion and Jews looking for adult-level basicsto the
fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice. Find a class in your area.
Conversion: Becoming a "Jew by Choice"
Reform Movement welcomes and supports those who choose to explore Judaism. Jews
by Choice are a gift to our people and to our communities.
each person's path into Jewish life is unique, there are shared questions and
experiences that are common to many. We hope to help you find answers to some of
your basic queries and to point the way to additional sources.
Find Resources on Every Topic
Jewish Holidays Learn about the history and meaning of Jewish holidays and ideas for observing at home with your family.
Shabbat Get started, enrich your knowledge or enliven your celebration with our Shabbat resources.
Family Life Find out Jewish perspectives and get support on parenting, adolescent behavior, GLBTQ issues, disabilities, marriage, aging, domestic violence and bereavement.
Health & Wellness Browse our resources for individuals on bioethical concerns, eating disorders, mental health & addictions, cancer support and suicide prevention.
Personal Observance Get information about keeping a Jewish home, find blessings for daily life and learn more about Jewish rituals for lifecycle events.
Learning Our "My Learning" pages contain a myriad of opportunities for deepening your Jewish knowledge, including our Torah study resources, recommended books, classes and programs.
Social Action Learn why tikkun olam, repairing the world, is integral to Jewish life, and find volunteer opportunities to do your part.
Israel Information on advocacy and the many travel opportunities offered by the Reform Movement.
Youth The Union provides a multitude of opportunities for Reform Jewish youth to engage in Jewish life. Learn about our camps, Israel programs and more.
Connect Share your opinions on our blog, or join one of our many online communities.