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.
Change in the middle of a global crisis is simultaneously invigorating and exhausting. NFTY has more than an 80-year history of change, and as of late, the reality of COVID-19 has sped up our change process.
Remembering Elizabeth “Betty” Blaustein Roswell, z"l, an Animating Presence in Our Global Reform Movement
Betty Roswell will continue to live on through the generations of her devoted and loving family. And she will live remain an animating presence in our global Reform Movement that she and Arthur have helped to nurture and inspire.
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.
The URJ is excited to introduce Learn to Read Hebrew for Adults, a 10-session online course to teach participants to learn the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet,
Participants are invited to join Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe for this engaging, online course for Deaf adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens.
During the High Holidays, our Reform clergy faced the challenge of maintaining the sense of awe and continuity while at the same time finding new ways to create a meaningful worship experience as they livestreamed to empty sanctuaries.
What will it take for all of us to pursue the tireless work of tzedek with consistency? It is in this spirit that I invite you to join a new initiative: the Tzedek Box.
We mourn the passing of Helaine Heller, z”l, who died earlier this month. In 2016, the Heller family, of Scotch Plains, N.J., made an endowment gift of $5 million to fund what was then known as NFTY-EIE High School in Israel.
So much in the world has been disrupted, but as Eisendrath Legislative Assistants (LAs), we are working hard, just as past classes of LAs have, to advance the Reform Movement’s vision for a more whole, just, and compassionate world.