The Reform Movement's Racial Justice Campaign

Join the leaders of the Reform Movement as we examine and address our own behaviors, practices, and policies, through the lens of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) and outwardly to pursue targeted, strategic advocacy that could change laws and policies that impact our society.

RJ on the Go Provides Interactive Experiences for Jewish Families

Join this growing community and explore interactive, meaningful and fun experiences that are easily accessible on the go or at home. 

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, in the creation of a multi-faceted partnership.

Being Together in Community Again: What Every Congregation Needs to Know

Last year, we talked about it being a High Holidays like no other. And this year we are faced with the same opportunity – to create something that has never before existed.

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NFTY Leadership – Rising to the Challenge

December 20, 2021
From the inception of NFTY: The Reform Jewish Youth Movement, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) has been helping to support Jewish life for teens in the Reform Movement. From local synagogue youth programs to regional and North American NFTY programming, WRJ’s YES Fund has helped NFTY sustain its efforts and continue to grow.

The 4 Best Principles of Congregational Governance

December 6, 2021
According to conventional wisdom, congregations will look different in 10-15 years. If this is the case, we need leadership that can come together to actively create our future. Otherwise, we will be reacting passively to forces and trends, and are less likely to be successful.

Bring Your Words to Life: Making Online Worship Accessible

November 30, 2021
I write about International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2021) as a quadriplegic wheelchair user and as a Jewish woman accustomed to advocating for physical inclusion in places of worship. I am all too familiar with common barriers to access and have offered potential solutions.

Press Releases

Reform Jewish Movement Welcomes Biden-Harris Administration’s Commitment to Voting Rights

“We are grateful for the administration’s re-affirmation of support for pivotal legislation that will end discriminatory voting practices and allow every voice to be heard, and every vote to be counted. Now, it is time for the White House to turn their words into action and use their full power to compel the Senate to enact filibuster reform to ensure the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act."

URJ Continues to Invest in Jews of Color for Leadership Development

Following its successful first cohort of Jews of Color in 2018, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is proud to announce the selection of 15 individuals as participants in the JewV'Nation (pronounced "juvenation") Fellowship's second Jews of Color Leadership Cohort. This program will help to diversify and strengthen the leadership of Reform Jewish communities throughout North America and will increase opportunities for more communities to benefit from the leadership of Jews of Color.

Statement on Release of CCAR Investigation Report

Today the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) released a report intended as part of a larger process of accountability and transparency in which our community is now engaged. As with the report from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) that came out in November, the CCAR report’s findings are troubling and require profound changes in our Movement.

This Week's Torah Portion

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This Week's Torah Portion

Yitro
יִתְרוֹ
Jethro

Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1

Torah

Exodus 18:1–20:23

Haftarah

Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6

When

/ 20 Shevat 5782

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