Celebrating the Past Year and Looking Toward the Future

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Celebrating the Past Year and Looking Toward the Future

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As we begin a new year at the Union for Reform Judaism, I wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate all we have accomplished together in the past 12 months. The past year was one in which community mattered — thanks to committed individuals like you, who helped organize and bring about change in your own communities. Whether sought out as a sanctuary of comfort or as a hub of activism, individuals engaged with their local congregations, young people embraced their faith and we came together to promote much-needed justice and compassion in the world. In 2017, our Movement offered a welcoming home for all. Together, we:

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In scope and scale, the URJ is uniquely positioned. From North America to Israel and back, we celebrate inclusivity, creativity and an abiding belief in our collective ability to reimagine Jewish life for the 21st century. As we continue this journey together in 2018, we look forward to your steadfast engagement, your activism and your support.

P.S. Our 2020 vision focuses our resources on accomplishments that no individual congregation, and no individual person, can achieve alone. To learn more about the URJ and our impact, we invite you to view our Annual Report. Thank you again for joining us!

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs is the president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest Jewish movement in North America, with almost 900 congregations and nearly 1.5 million members. An innovative thought leader, dynamic visionary, and representative of progressive Judaism, he spent 20 years as the spiritual leader of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY. Deeply dedicated to global social justice issues, he has led disaster response efforts in Haiti and Darfur. Learn more about Rabbi Rick Jacobs.

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