Press Room

The Voice of the Reform Movement

The Union for Reform Judaism represents a vibrant network of nearly 850 Reform synagogues across North America, which foster serious Jewish learning, sacred community, and prophetic justice. As the central address for this congregational network, the URJ speaks on behalf of the entire Reform Movement on a wide range of topics ranging from Jewish observance and ritual, community relations, social justice and much more.

Through our public relations efforts, the URJ expands the reach of our member congregations via the URJ’s trusted leaders, who are quoted frequently in the Jewish and mainstream press and serve to elevate the Reform Movement's values of diversity, inclusion, modernity. Follow the URJ and Reform Movement leaders on social media.

If you would like information about a press release issued before 2001, or any other communications related information, contact the press room. You may also be interested in press releases from the Religious Action Center.

Reform Movement in Florida Gets Two New Presidents

The Reform Jewish Movement has two new leaders in the state of Florida, as Norman Leopold, the former president of the South Florida Federation of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, has ascended to the presidency of the UAHC's Southeast Council. Dr. Alan Herzlin, a longtime leader within the Movement and the past president of the Palm Beach Association of Reform Temples, succeeds Leopold as president of the South Florida Federation.

Reflections on the Life of Yitzhak Rabin

...That foul deed, that cowardly, murderous assassination, undermines none of what Yitzhak Rabin taught us. It merely proves the truth of his avowal that there is no road back.