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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Taking a Breath for Life: URJ’s Actions to Build Resilience

January 19, 2022
On Tu Bishvat we celebrated trees and a season of new growth. I've been doing lots of thinking about trees, as I frequently do, and the role they play in providing oxygen for the planet. At the Union of Reform Judaism, we provide oxygen to our communities by creating compassionate spaces for our participants to grow and thrive. We can respond to current and future challenges by fostering resilience that reflect our Jewish values.

After Colleyville: A Renewed Focus on Synagogue Safety and Security

January 18, 2022
Last Saturday, amid what should have been a peaceful Shabbat, our global Jewish family watched in horror as news emerged that members of Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform synagogue in Texas, were being held hostage by an armed gunman. After an 11-hour standoff, we breathed a collective sigh of relief and profound gratitude upon learning that all four hostages, including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, were finally free.

Press Releases

Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Senate’s Failure to Protect Voting Rights

The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. We are deeply dismayed that last night, a slim majority of United States senators, including the entire Republican caucus and two Democrats, failed to protect that right by refusing to reform the outdated filibuster that excludes the minority voice from being heard, upholds systemic racism and white supremacy, and limits the right to vote for all Americans.

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.

This Week's Torah Portion

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This Week's Torah Portion

Mishpatim
מִשְׁפָּטִים
[These Are the] Rules

These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1

Torah

Exodus 21:1−24:18

Haftarah

Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26

When

/ 27 Shevat 5782

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