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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY; May 6, 2019 - We hope and pray that the cease fire holds, and at the same time, the Union for Reform Judaism and Central Conference of American Rabbis deplore the massive rocket attack unleashed upon Israel and its citizens by Islamic Jihad and Hamas, the terrorist clients of the Iranian regime, which controls the Gaza Strip.

We mourn the innocents who have lost their lives in this new round of violence. We pray for the healing of the injured and for the safety of the...

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Contacts: URJ: Lauren Theodore, 212-650-4154 Kraus Family Foundation: Kate Gundry, 617-797-5174

New York City, April 30, 2019 – The Union for Reform Judaism (the URJ) and The Kraus Family Foundation today announced the formation of the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice. Eighty years ago, in 1939, the Krauses followed their consciences to Austria and Germany to rescue the largest group of unaccompanied minors brought to the United States in the lead up to...

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

April 27, 2019 – Following the shooting at Chabad of Poway, Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs issued the following statement:

At the beginning of Passover during Seder Jewish communities all over the world opened their doors hoping to find Elijah announcing a time of redemption with an end to hate and injustice. How tragic to close our festival of freedom with yet another brutal attack reminding us that redemption is not near at hand.

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

April 21, 2019 – Following the horrific attacks in Sri Lanka, Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs stated:

Together with all people of conscience, we join in prayers for Sri Lanka, and condemn the deadly attacks targeting Christians at prayer on their holy day of Easter. Our hearts break that sacred places of worship are yet again sites of terror.

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The election or appointment of new board members provides a critical opportunity to set the tone for your leaders and your congregation. It is the moment to begin to build new habits and demonstrate that the privilege of board service can be both enriching and productive. Starting with an orientation gives board members a shared language and purpose, creating an energy that sets them up to do great work. Its value cannot be underestimated.

How can you ensure your board orientation is effective? Here are things to do before, during, and after a board orientation.

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