For Small Congregations: Adult Learning and Purim Celebration
Is your small congregation looking for a way to engage adults in a meaningful observance of Purim? The URJ is partnering with Reform rabbis from small congregations to offer a new opportunity for adult congregants to study the Book of Esther.
The URJ at 150
2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Union for American Hebrew Congregations - now called the Union for Reform Judaism. What should this milestone mean?
Sign our Community-Wide Letter to Elon Musk to Reduce Hate on Twitter
The rise in antisemitism and hate speech on Twitter in recent months has been deeply concerning to us as Jews. Though social media platforms in general must do more to combat hate, Twitter has a particular responsibility to act in this moment.
11 URJ Resources to Take Advantage of in the New Year
Here is a list of 11 URJ resources your congregation should take advantage of in the new year.
Join the Campaign to Adopt an Ethics Code for your Congregation
As part of the continuing effort by the URJ and our Movement partners to ensure safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces, the URJ is urging all congregations to adopt an ethics code that addresses the behavior of lay leaders, volunteers, congregants, and staff.
The Importance of Security Training and Education: Remembering the Colleyville Hostage Crisis
January 15 marks the one-year anniversary of the hostage crisis at Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform congregation in Colleyville, TX.
Not Just a Checkbox: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Actions at URJ Camp George
In 2021, many of the URJ's 15 camps engaged in the creation of a URJ-structured Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (REDI) Working Group & Camp Assessment process. One of those camps was Camp George in Ontario, Canada.
Updated URJ’s Values, Mission, and Vision
I am delighted to report that the URJ North American Board recently approved new Values, Mission, and Vision statements as part of the URJ bylaws new language to our Values, Mission, and Vision statements; Section II.
URJ Online Presidential Bootcamp: Foundational Skills + Leadership = "The Right Stuff” for Presidents
We are excited to announce a new program for URJ Congregational Presidents and Presidents-Elect: The URJ Presidential Bootcamp.
Teens, Power, and NFTY – Growing our Reform Youth Movement
A few weeks ago, I had the joy of being at the "NFTY-GER Ball," one of the many NFTY events being run by Reform teen leaders across North America. A room full of teens gathered at Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains, NJ to dance, laugh, get to know one another, and celebrate Jewish life.