A Tale of Two Congregations
June 2, 2023
It’s been a century and a half since the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, now the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), was founded in Cincinnati. Since 1873, the URJ has grown into the largest and most powerful force in North American Jewish life, serving nearly 850 congregations and carrying out work that inspires millions of people.
The Fight for Maternal Healthcare in Texas
June 1, 2023
L’Dor V’Dor: The RAC-TX Campaign Against Maternal Mortality formally launched on March 20th, 2023. The problem we seek to address is clear: 1 in 4 women of childbearing age in Texas are uninsured. That’s 1.4 million women without insurance.
The Work in Process: RAC Day of Action 2023
May 19, 2023
After a day of climate action lobbying with the Religious Action Center (RAC) on Capitol Hill, I found myself staring at a small patch of purple flowers planted between the sidewalk and the street. It was an adrenaline-fueled day, and the jarring contrast of these tall, weedy pops of color against the street traffic and brutalist architecture compelled me to pause, then cry.
Reform Movement Leaders React to Launch of U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism
The White House's new national strategy to combat antisemitism is a strong and innovative approach in the battle against rising hate in America. We commend President Biden and the Administration for their thorough, all-encompassing whole-of-government effort to produce a strategy that is inclusive and recognizes the diversity and plurality of our Jewish communities and the threats they face online, in their day-to-day lives, and their communal life.
Reform Movement Applauds Results of World Zionist Congress Resolutions Vote
The resolutions notably included an appeal for the Israeli government to refrain from implementing its planned judicial overhaul.
Reform Movement Affirms Commitment to Transgender Rights
As leaders representing the Reform Jewish Movement, we join together to affirm our unequivocal support for transgender rights.
This Week's Torah Portion
The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If any men or women explicitly utter a nazirite’s vow, to set themselves apart for the Eternal, they shall abstain from wine and any other intoxicant." - Numbers 6:1-2
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