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A little more than a decade ago – at about the same time the first iPhone went on sale – the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods transitioned to Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) and adopted this mission: “To serve Jewish men, Reform Judaism, and its local congregations.”
MRJ serves congregations in countless ways: providing Shabbat and High Holiday ushers, building the sukkah, making countless latkes for Hanukkah events, running blood drives, and organizing legacy programs such as The Mens Seder, the yellow candle project for Yom HaShoah, and more.
Likewise, MRJ serves its members, often by offering men’s health programs and opportunities to socialize with fellow Jews through such events as “Scotch and Scriptures,” comedy nights, chicken soup cook-offs, sports outings, and Super Bowl watch parties.
But what does it mean to serve Reform Judaism?
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. MRJ gives us a strong voice – and a tangible role – in the Reform Movement. We use that voice productively and powerfully to:
One of the best ways to learn to serve Reform Judaism is to attend MRJ’s upcoming international conference, “MRJ Today: Past the Curb, Beyond the Parking Lot,” scheduled for Thursday, July 12, to Sunday, July 15, in Minneapolis, MN.
Plan to join us in July in Minneapolis to grapple with these and other questions, learn, laugh, network, make new friends, and return home with new tools, insights, and ideas to enrich your Brotherhood and your congregation. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Men of Reform Judaism international conference will be held from Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.