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The Voice of the Reform Movement

The Union for Reform Judaism represents a vibrant network of 825 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.

27 Jewish Organizations Join the Union for Reform Judaism to Call for a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals by Juneteenth

Contact: Laura Frank,, 267-234-1497
On Friday, June 9th, the Union for Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center (RAC), in partnership with 27 other Jewish organizations, sent a letter to President Biden urging his administration to establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans through executive order before Juneteenth.

Reform Movement Leaders React to Launch of U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

Contact: Laura Frank,, 267-234-1497
The White House's new national strategy to combat antisemitism is a strong and innovative approach in the battle against rising hate in America. We commend President Biden and the Administration for their thorough, all-encompassing whole-of-government effort to produce a strategy that is inclusive and recognizes the diversity and plurality of our Jewish communities and the threats they face online, in their day-to-day lives, and their communal life.

Eminent Professionals to Head Groundbreaking Initiative in Early Childhood Jewish Education

Contact: Laura Frank,, 267-234-1497
JCC Association of North America, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) today announced the appointments of Orna Siegel, MJEd, and Sasha Kopp, MAJE, MAJNM, to lead an innovative, collaborative initiative to transform the field of early childhood Jewish education (ECJE). They will begin their tenure with JCC Association on June 5.