We know that providing our youth with precious experiences transforms their lives and their families’ lives and strengthens our congregations and Movement forever. Here are a few updates on our summer 2021 plans.
Here’s something we know about this election: Vulnerable and oppressed communities remain vulnerable and oppressed; this election was not a clear repudiation of white supremacy. Marginalized groups continue to be at risk from white supremacists and those who enable them.
Craving personal connection to actual people? Missing in-person contact with your clergy and community? Consider “Drive Thru Judaism” as an antidote to quarantined community.
Endorsed by both the Union for Reform Judaism and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Braver Angels is trying to depolarize the country, one community at a time.
In March 2020, when the Reform Movement made the difficult-but-necessary, values-based decision to cancel in-person camp for the summer, our team immediately began looking toward the summer of 2021.
Amidst the urgent pastoral and practical needs of this moment, congregations have committed to the crucial engagement work of Intro to Judaism and A Taste of Judaism®, work that is necessary now more than ever.
If the World Zionist Congress ratifies this agreement, the WZO and Israeli National Institutions will no longer be the roundtable in which all Jewish Zionist viewpoints are recognized and respected. Please join us.
Now more than ever, our world needs strong leaders. And now, more than ever, our teens – who are looking for purpose and direction – need support to become the leaders they want to be.
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.
Jewish tradition teaches that if we return to God halfway, God will meet us in the middle – and I believe this is how we are currently being summoned as congregational leaders.