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Social Action
  • Just Table, Green Table: Ethical Food Choices
    Rabbi Yoffie calls for a commitment to ethical eating, asking synagogue leaders to "carefully, thoughtfully, Jewishly" formulate new eating guidelines for their communities. The Union has created program guides for developing new food policies, planting community gardens, and educating membership about righteous, healthy eating.
  • Middle East Peace: The Urgent Need for Leadership
    A new resolution, adopted by the Union's Board of Trustees on June 13, 2009
  • Reform Rabbis Teach and Preach Organizing
    Just Congregations, the Reform Movement's congregation-based community-organizing model, is making great strides in strengthening congregations. Read sermons written by rabbis who support these efforts.
Discussion Groups

iWorship—an email discussion list for Worship/Ritual Committee members, clergy, lay worship leaders and everyone interested in Reform Jewish worship.

iWorship Wisdom—A selection of iWorship postings made easy to use and organized by subject. A resource for your Worship/Ritual Committee and your congregation.

Liturgy

Worship with Joy 
Intended to support and guide your congregation through communal study about, reflection on and experimentation with worship.

Prayers, Readings and Blessings
Find inspiring words of comfort for congregants in times of crisis, readings or everyday blessings.

The New Reform Siddur
www.urj.org/mishkanFind support for making the transition to the Reform Movement's new siddur, Mishkan T'Filah. Read the FAQs, articles, implementation ideas from clergy, practical suggestions, study materials and much more.
Professional Development

News

October 2011 - New System for Placement of Graduating HUC-JIR Rabbinic Ordinees
The new system will operate similarly to that currently used by congregations seeking a rabbi from the field.

Organizations

American Conference of Cantors
The ACC, the professional organization of the Reform cantorate, provides its membership with continuing education, professional development opportunities, placement, a newsletter and an annual convention.

Central Conference of American Rabbis
The organized rabbinate of Reform Judaism publishes guidelines, responsa, resolutions, newsletters, books and journals and more. The CCAR also offers its members learning opportunities and a placement service.

 
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