Men of Reform Judaism

Men of Reform Judaism

Steve Portnoy and Steve Fletcher with the proclamation from the city of Minneapolis

During MRJ’s recent conference, an array of speakers and leaders offered expertise, viewpoints, and insights around issues affecting progressive Judaism today.

Steven Portnoy
Group of individuals standing behind a Men of Reform Judaism sign held by Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Serving Reform Judaism means we sit at the table with other Reform Movement affiliates to represent the interests and priorities of our members – Reform Jewish men. 

Steven Portnoy

Men of Reform Judaism overwhelmingly approved a “memorandum of understanding” between MRJ and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC), the umbrella organization of men’s clubs in United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism congregations. Here's what that entails.

Steven Portnoy

The Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) met recently in New Orleans for their annual convention where they announced significant organizational changes to better advocate for and support compelling strategies to engage and connect the men of Reform Judaism. MRJ is the affiliate organization of the Union for Reform Judaism that is focused on connecting and engaging men in Reform Jewish life.

MRJ President Stuart L. Leviton of Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, CA, says,

"While honoring and preserving the legacy of Brotherhoods and the men who have sustained MRJ throughout the past 90 years, MRJ has embarked on an exciting new phase. Working in greater alignment with the URJ, we will now be more seamlessly integrated into the fabric of the Reform Movement and will be better equipped to engage men in the real issues they face in Jewish life across North America.