This year, as I write about Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), I do so with a heightened sensitivity to issues that I had not previously contemplated.
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Tthere are critical tasks to be done to ensure congregational safety and security both now and as we reopen. The results of the URJ’s synagogue security survey points to six things you should be doing to make sure you're prepared.
Though the terrain may be uncertain, we are guided by our deep commitments to justice, learning, and action. As we walk hand-in-hand into 2021, let us make this year one filled with purpose, joy, nourishment, and a renewed sense of hope.
As you plan your communications for the coming year, make sure you take advantage of these resources that are available to your URJ member congregation
Before the start of Shabbat, the Reform Jewish community hosted a live webinar, "Healing, Hope, Action: A Reform Movement Pre-Shabbat Gathering," sharing a Jewish framing for what we’re experiencing communally and as a country.
We know that change is hard, and it’s impossible to do alone. Being in relationships with other leaders who find themselves at the same liminal moment of congregational change allows for brave action and necessary risk-taking.
These all-new winter sessions are perfect for families to enjoy high-quality, remote Jewish experiences that speak to them, on a schedule that works for their life. New, unaffiliated families will be connected with URJ congregations in their area – like yours!
The URJ Covid-19 Reflection Tool is available now. It gives your leadership team an opportunity to go through a multi-step process on your own or, if you choose, with a URJ facilitator.
As you begin to emerge from the rush of the High Holiday season, start off 5781 by setting an agenda for change in partnership with the URJ. Here are a few ways that you can connect to the URJ.