Healthy, safe, and equitable culture inside Jewish organizations is absolutely imperative in light of the continued rise in antisemitism at home and abroad. The organizations that have the tools to foster psychological safety, community, and inclusion are faring as well as possible in the face of this.
Our hearts are with the people of Israel at this difficult time and we pray for the safety and immediate release of all of the hostages.
The recent rise in antisemitism on college campuses has sparked concerns among students, parents, and communities. As the challenges faced by Jewish students navigating higher education persist, there is a growing need for safe spaces that celebrate Jewish identity and foster a sense of belonging.
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) is celebrating its 275th anniversary in 2024. Established in Charleston, South Carolina in 1749, KKBE's synagogue is the second oldest synagogue building in the United States and the oldest in continuous use.
To continue to meet the needs for clergy coverage for our smaller congregations, the URJ, CCAR, and ACC, in consultation with HUC-JIR, have created the Small Congregation Clergy Collaborative.
Over the past 150 years, the impact of our youth has been nothing short of remarkable. As we reflect on the past, we can't help but take pride in the transformative influence of programs like URJ camps, NFTY, Heller High School in Israel, Yallah! Israel powered by NFTY, and L'Taken Social Justice Seminars.
In December 2023, nearly 1,000 leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. to honor the URJ's 150 th anniversary, reflect on our Movement's inspiring history in North America, and recommit to our mission.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs delivers his Shabbat sermon at the URJ's 150th anniversary gathering.
Like you, I’m more than a little curious about the vision that launched the URJ 150 years ago and what will inspire us for the journey ahead.