Repentance and Repair

This resource features recordings of an interview with author Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and remarks by Reform Movement leaders with a discussion guide that can be used to enhance your congregational, communal, or individual experience during the High Holiday season of reflection and repentance.

Ethics Accountability

The safety of every person in our community is our sacred moral responsibility. This is, and always will be, our highest priority. Learn how to report incidents of harassment, abuse, or misconduct to the URJ or other Reform movement institutions.

Every Voice, Every Vote

Learn how you can take action in the Reform Jewish Movement's 2022 campaign to strengthen our democracy by encouraging and protecting voter participation.

URJ 2021 Annual Report

Learn about the work the URJ did in 2021 to engage growing numbers of people in Jewish life, pursue social justice at the local and national levels, encourage young people to lead us into the future, and deepen our commitment to a democratic and pluralistic Israel.

What's New

Presidential Networks: Being Part of a Group Makes All the Difference

November 10, 2022
One of the most consistent messages we hear from congregational presidents is that they often feel alone with the heavy weight of responsibility for their congregation. While we encourage and work with them to build sacred partnerships with professionals, clergy, and fellow lay leaders at their congregations, we also hear that they want to be connected to people who are in the same role at other congregations.

Hanukkah Highlights Activity Book

November 9, 2022
With Hanukkah around the corner, we are excited to soon share our next "Our Story Your Table" downloadable activity book. In collaboration with Highlights Magazine, we developed a kids' activity book for all ages, featuring Hanukkah-themed jokes, activities, games, and a Highlights favorite, the "Seek and Find" puzzle.

Building a Meaningful Jewish World: A Lesson in Expanding Temple Youth Group Programs

November 3, 2022
During the COVID pandemic in southern California, we saw our Jewish communities weaken. From our camp spaces disappearing to our teen youth groups (TYG) struggling, many of us stopped programming and decreased in membership, while a few of us thrived the best way we knew how - by joining forces. For us, as youth directors, advisors, and educators, we knew this was the way to keep teens inspired and engaged with one another.

Press Releases

Reform Movement Statement on Conversion Issue / Law of Return Grandchild Clause

Jews around the world are experiencing a rise in antisemitism on a scale not seen in nearly 80 years. As such, it is deeply disturbing to see members of Israel’s likely new governing coalition advancing an effort to shun those worldwide who identify as Jews, including those who are fleeing horrific violence, persecution, and discrimination based on their Jewishness, either through revoking recognition of Reform, Conservative, and modern Orthodox conversions or abolishing the Law of Return’s grandchild clause.

This Week's Torah Portion

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This Week's Torah Portion

Vayeitzei
וַיֵּצֵא
And [Jacob] Left

And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. - Genesis 28:10

Torah

Genesis 28:10−32:3

Haftarah

Hosea 12:13-14:10

When

/ 9 Kislev 5783

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The URJ-ADL Partnership to Combat Antisemitism and Hate

Amid an alarming rise in antisemitic rhetoric and violence, the Union for Reform Judaism has joined with the Anti-Defamation League, the world’s leading anti-hate organization, to create a multi-faceted digital resource that provides congregations and individuals with tools to respond to acts of antisemitism and hate in their communities.

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