Building Community

Learn about the many ways the URJ strengthens communities that connect people to Jewish life.

The Union for Reform Judaism strengthens communities that connect people to Jewish life. We invest in the power of community at every level—from the way we collaborate with congregations, institutions, and people, to how we make connections across North America on behalf of the Movement.

We connect congregational leaders across North America, convene cohorts of leaders around areas of shared interest, and address the needs of congregations based on their size. Additionally, we help congregations invest in the next generation and provide them with resources to become more inclusive communities.

Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center


This is the place to access webinars, videos, and written resources from top professionals, interact with experts, and consult other congregations and Reform Movement staff members on involving people with disabilities and their families.

Small Congregations


Resources and programs tailored for the needs of small congregations.

Cohort-Based Learning

Communities of Practice (CoP) convene cohorts of congregational leaders for long-term, innovative learning about a topic of shared interest. Participants learn from experts, including opportunities to ask big questions, and share ideas and best principles. The curriculum includes face-to-face and virtual gatherings, e-learning, and coaching from URJ staff.

Engaging Families with Young Children

In partnership with synagogues and other organizations, we’re expanding and enhancing programs that expand Jewish engagement for families with young children across the continent.