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.

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.

Combating Antisemitism & 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 partnership.

URJ 2021 Annual Report

This report provides an overview of the URJ's work in 2021. In 2021, we were able 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

Opening Our Doors & Improving Our Welcome

September 22, 2022
In recent years, our synagogues have explored what it means to be 'expanding the tent' and embracing 'audacious hospitality.' Both ideas center around the notion that our Jewish communities ought to be places of belonging - spaces where everyone is welcomed, affirmed, and can feel at home.

Lead Your Board Through Self-Reflection for the High Holidays

September 6, 2022
On the Jewish calendar, the start of the month of Elul signifies the beginning of the High Holiday season. As individuals, it is during this time that we begin the process of cheshbon hanefesh (accounting of the soul), reflecting on the past year. So too, it is important for your leadership and community to reflect on the past year and consider how to do better moving forward.

Press Releases

Reform Jewish Leader Joins Interfaith Response to Cruel and Inhumane Immigration Tactics

Today, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, joined a press conference with a range of faith leaders to call out the cruel and inhumane immigration tactics, initiated in recent weeks by Governors Greg Abbot (TX), Doug Ducey (AZ), and now Ron DeSantis (FL), transporting asylum seekers and other migrants to Washington, D.C., the New York metropolitan area, and now Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Rabbi David Saperstein to be Honored by President Biden at United We Stand Summit

Rabbi David Saperstein, Director Emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), will be honored as a “Uniter” at today’s historic United We Stand Summit, hosted by President Biden at the White House. Rabbi Saperstein will be recognized for his work with the Multi-Faith Neighbors Network as one of the preeminent heroes from across America doing extraordinary work to stand together against hate, build bridges and heal divides in their communities.

This Week's Torah Portion

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This Week's Torah Portion

Vayeilech
וַיֵּלֶךְ
[Moses] Went

Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them: "I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Eternal has said to me, 'You shall not go across yonder Jordan.'" - Deuteronomy 31:1-2

Torah

Deuteronomy 31:1–30

Haftarah

Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27
Shabbat Shuvah

When

/ 6 Tishri 5783

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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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