Union for Reform Judaism Welcomes Israeli Supreme Court Ruling On Reform and Conservative Conversions
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the URJ, released the following statement on the decision by Israel’s Supreme Court on conversion performed by the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel.
Global Reform Movement Leadership Statement Condemning Attacks on Israeli Reform Movement and Rabbi Gilad Kariv
February 21, 2021 ט' אדר תשפ"א We, the leadership of the global Reform Movement, vigorously condemn the most recent attacks on the Israeli Reform Movement and on Rabbi Gilad Kariv, a candidate in the upcoming Knesset elections. These attacks are yet another manifestation of on-going incitement and boycotts against our Movement by some Ultra-Orthodox and National Religious leaders in the Knesset
URJ Opposes Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael’s (KKL-JNF) Expansion of Jewish Settlements with Private Land Purchases Throughout the West Bank
February 12, 2021 - Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, has released the following statement: The Union for Reform Judaism strongly opposes Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael’s (KKL-JNF) plan to expand Jewish settlements by purchasing private land throughout the West Bank with priority given to land within existing settlements. We have long opposed the proliferation of settlements
March 2, 2021
Last Passover began the urgent quest to reinvent much of Jewish life, highlighting that some of the ways we “do” Judaism needed to be updated. This year has been a powerful catalyst to shifts in how we perform our holy work.
March 1, 2021
This year's conference will cover topics that address the need to balance maintaining a strong congregation for today while leading change for the future, plus the dilemma of dealing with the urgency of the pandemic and long-term challenges to congregations.
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