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The URJ at 150

Rabbi Esther L. Lederman
January 17, 2023
2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Union for American Hebrew Congregations - now called the Union for Reform Judaism. What should this milestone mean?

Updated URJ’s Values, Mission, and Vision

Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
December 12, 2022
I am delighted to report that the URJ North American Board recently approved new Values, Mission, and Vision statements as part of the URJ bylaws new language to our Values, Mission, and Vision statements; Section II.

Teens, Power, and NFTY – Growing our Reform Youth Movement

Michelle Shapiro Abraham, MAJE, RJE
December 12, 2022
A few weeks ago, I had the joy of being at the "NFTY-GER Ball," one of the many NFTY events being run by Reform teen leaders across North America. A room full of teens gathered at Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains, NJ to dance, laugh, get to know one another, and celebrate Jewish life.

A $3,250 Gift for Your B’nei Mitzvah Teens

Rachael Brill
December 8, 2022
We are excited to announce that, thanks to a generous commitment from RootOne LLC (seeded by The Marcus Foundation and powered by The Jewish Education Project), the certificate will now be worth $3,250!* We hope that this increased amount allows all Reform Jewish teens to travel to Israel as a rite of passage.