Kate Bigam Kaput

Smiling brunette woman in her thirties

Kate Bigam Kaput (she/her) is a professional health and wellness writer living in Cleveland, OH, and the former assistant director of marketing and communications (messaging and branding) for the Union for Reform Judaism; in this role, she served as content manager and editor for ReformJudaism.org. A prolific essayist, Kate has written for The Washington PostCleveland Magazine, and more; her personal essays appear in the anthologies BODY TALK: 37 Voices Discuss Our Radical Anatomy and Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of a Generation.

A Tale of Two Congregations

Kate Bigam Kaput
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.