How to Help Support Israel's Democracy
March 27, 2023
We are proud to share this video from our URJ North American Board meeting, held earlier this month, where we had the distinct pleasure of hearing from Orly Erez Likhovsky, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and MK Rabbi Gilad Kariv.
RAC Day of Action: Building Power for Purpose in Washington D.C.
March 10, 2023
Reform communities across North America have strengthened our Movement's collective power by engaging voters and advocating for racial justice. Let's continue this work on May 10-11 together in Washington, D.C.
“I Wish This Had Existed When I Was a Kid:” 6 Points Creative Arts Academy
March 10, 2023
When adults find out about my job as director of URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, many of them say the same thing: "I wish that had existed when I was a kid!" I know how they feel.
URJ Leaders Respond to West Bank Violence
We share the anger and pain felt across Israel and the diaspora following the fatal attack on Israeli brothers, Hallel and Yagel Yaniv. The perpetrators must be found and held responsible for this heinous attack.
Reform Jewish Leader Addresses Protest Against Proposed Judicial Reforms in Tel Aviv
On Saturday evening, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, addressed a crowd of over 160,000 people demonstrating against the proposed judicial overhauls in Tel Aviv. Delivering his remarks in Hebrew, Rabbi Jacobs told protestors that Jews across the diaspora shared their concerns about proposed changes to Israel’s democracy and would continue to stand with them in solidarity.
Jewish Organizations' Letter to 118th Congress for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2023
As the 118th Congress commences, we urge you to continue to prioritize policies that promote inclusion and accessibility and empower people with disabilities to lead lives of greater independence and economic stability.
This Week's Torah Portion
The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2
Command [Aaron and His Sons]
When/ 10 Nisan 5783
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