Reform Jewish Movement Applauds Implementation of State-Paid Salaries for Reform Rabbis in Israel
Reform Movement Allocates $125k for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
And Yet, He Lived: A D'var Torah on Parashat Va-Y'chi from URJ Biennial 2013
This d’var was given by Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Senior Vice President of the URJ, on Friday night at the 2013 URJ Biennial.
The Genesis of Our Future
I grew up in Southern California, just a few hours from here, and believe it or not, I spent a chunk of my early teens surfing waves on the beaches of Orange County. A flat, calm Pacific Ocean spelled disappointment, even boredom.
But most weeks, there were
From Jewish Camp Counselor to Professional Success
How can a Fiscally Conservative Reform Jew be an Advocate for Economic Justice?
by Bob Silber
My wife's inspiration coupled with the cooperation of Immediate Past Chair of the URJ Board Peter Weidhorn and Director of the Religious Action Center Rabbi David Saperstein made it possible for a group of approximately 50 Reform Jews to come.
At the End of Two Years
This Biennial is almost over but we’re just getting started. What a humbling responsibility you have placed on my shoulders; what a tremendous opportunity we have to shape the Jewish future with imagination, courage and commitment.
Hiddush Releases Annual Israel State and Religion Index
News coverage about Israel over the past few months has focused mostly on foreign policy: the Arab Spring, Iran's growing nuclear program, the crumbling diplomatic relationship between Israel and Turkey, and most recently, the possibility of a vote for...