On Thursday, Reverend Hurmon Hamilton and Rabbi Jonah Pesner led a conversation in the Whitney Humanities Center about how people of faith can come together to advocate for justice.
If we want to strengthen progressive Judaism worldwide, we must swim upstream. There is no single better way to support Progressive, Liberal, and Reform Judaism in every corner of the globe than casting a ballot for “Vote Reform” in the American election to the World Zionist Congress.
The URJ has long created opportunities to learn about Judaism through A Taste of Judaism® and Introduction to Judaism classes, making Jewish learning accessible to those seeking to learn more.
Thanks to the Foundation for Jewish Camp, seven of our URJ camps have received grants to make their grounds and programming as accessible to as many campers and visitors as possible.
Given the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ADA, it is time for synagogues that need to move toward becoming fully inclusive and accessible to make a start.
We recognize the need for, at a minimum, five key shifts in the mindsets and behaviors of congregations and their leaders.
This year has marked several transitions for our suburban, 430-household congregation, including a major renovation project and a number of staff transitions. We looked to the URJ to gain an understanding of our areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
With adequate funds, we would be able to help additional displaced families, providing them with food, water, lamps, cell phone chargers, portable stoves, medicine, and other needed emergency supplies.
At Hava Nashira, you’ll learn from and collaborate with many of the same experts who led, taught, and brought you the Biennial worship, as well as so many other music and worship leaders from across our Movement.
As 2019 comes to an end, we’ve rounded up the top 10 congregational concepts that will continue to be valuable to your work in the coming year.