What We Do

"Be like the disciples of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing peace, loving people and bringing them closer to Torah." - Pirkei Avot 1:12

The Union for Reform Judaism strives to create a more whole, just, and compassionate world. We motivate and mobilize people from diverse backgrounds to participate and deepen their engagement in Jewish life in ways that ultimately transform themselves, their communities, and the world at large.

Immersive Experiences: Shaping Our Jewish Future

The URJ coordinates a network of youth programs across North America that promote community, spiritual growth, and lifelong friendship, motivating more young Jews to embrace Jewish living as a path to meaning, purpose, and joy.

Acting Together for Justice

Through advocacy campaigns, hands-on volunteering opportunities, and leadership training, the URJ galvanizes people throughout North America to ensure religious freedom, pluralism, acceptance, and justice.

The URJ and Israel

The URJ provides educational materials about Israel and Zionism for Reform congregations, assists in bringing Reform Jews to Israel, and provides pre- and post-trip programming for congregations and individuals to enhance their Israel experience.