With no large gatherings or festive parades through the streets, how do we celebrate? It’s important to remember that LGBTQIA+ Pride itself is not something that can be cancelled, and there are many ways your congregation can safely celebrate and honor LGBTQIA+ Jews and our families.
When the coronavirus pandemic forced us to cancel our annual gala, Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, N.Y., turned to technology to raise needed funds and to bring our community together.
As COVID-19-related challenges escalate, we ask how our methodology and experience might shield the Jewish community from partisan torches and pitchforks. Here’s an approach to healthy decision-making under these circumstances.
The URJ is pleased to be working with our Movement partners (including HUC-JIR, CCAR, ACC, NATA, ARJE, ECE-RJ, PEP-RJ, NFTY, and others) to offer the best collaborative thinking and the most comprehensive resources to guide your visioning and planning.
The Reform Movement has come together to create a variety of digital experiences – including discussion, music, prayer, and poetry – designed to help you observe Shavuot from home or with your congregation in ways that are thoughtful, meaningful, and spiritually engaging.
Whether you want to master a new skill that has suddenly become essential to your work or are trying to get a new congregational leader up to speed, the following URJ resources and tools may be helpful to you – always, but especially during this time.
Planning for a clergy transition is always an emotional process – and that’s certainly as true as ever this year. Here are seven key thoughts to keep top of mind.
A Heartbreaking Announcement: In-Person URJ Camps, Israel and Youth Programs Canceled for Summer 2020
While nothing can replace the feeling of being together at camp, the URJ is committed to offering a virtual camp experience this summer to ensure that the ties that bind campers to one another and to their summer home remain as strong as ever.
More than two million people are currently living behind bars in America. From Rikers Island in NYC to Cook County Jail in Chicago, jails and prisons across the United States have some of the highest infection rates of COVID-19 in the world.