Religious Action Center

Religious Action Center

Here are three things you can do during the month of June to honor and celebrate LGBT rights.

Tracy Wolf

A congregation at Temple Sholom in Canada chose decided to privately sponsor two families from Syria.

Karen Wallace Lipson

I will be in the arena today at AIPAC’s Policy Conference to hear Donald Trump and the other Presidential candidates who present at AIPAC. Here's why.

Daryl Messinger
American flag and podium

The challenges that confront us as a nation and as Reform Jews are complex and varied. But what remain constant are our commitment to Torah and the imperative of speaking truth to power.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

As Jews and American citizens we have an obligation to participate in the election process to ensure that our country's policies at the local, state and national levels reflect our commitment to social justice. It is our civic duty to register promptly, to educate ourselves and others about the critical issues, and to vote!

Tracy Wolf

Is your congregation ready to learn and innovate? Are you prepared to grapple with challenging but important issues and questions, but aren’t quite sure where to begin?

The URJ is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the URJ Communities of Practice, and we invite your congregation to apply. Communities of Practice (CoPs) are an opportunity for your congregation to come together with others around a topic of shared interest. For 18-24 months, participating congregations will learn from experts in the field, ask big questions, share ideas and best practices, apply these lessons through experimentation, and as a result, strengthen their communities.

We have been so inspired by stories we’ve heard from synagogues across North America that have been transformed by their involvement in past CoPs. One such story comes from Congregation Shir Ami in Castro Valley, CA, a small congregation that realized it was uniquely positioned to fill the needs of young, unaffiliated families seeking a Jewish community. As they worked to support these families, the congregation expanded in membership and in self-identity. Read more of their powerful story.

In Response to today's column by Dennis Prager and the ensuing criticism of Repersentative Keith Ellison's request to take his oath of office on the Koran, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the R