Our Judaism is for everyone. It is egalitarian, intellectually rigorous, joyful, spiritual, pluralistic, and constantly evolving. It is soul-elevating spiritual practice, life-altering Torah study, courageous practice of tikkun olam, loving care for our community, especially the most vulnerable — that is what we are.
— Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President
The Union for Reform Judaism provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. Our legacy, reach, leadership, and vision ensure we can unite thousands of years of tradition with modern experience to strengthen Judaism today and for generations to come. Read our current annual report to learn more.
Organizations of the Reform Movement
Learn about the diverse organizations that comprise the Reform Movement, encompassing every age and interest group.
Leadership & Governance
The URJ is governed by a North American Board of up to 150 members-at-large plus Executive Board members, Ex-Officio members, and Honorary members that works in close partnership with the URJ Chair, the URJ President, the Executive Team, and other members of the professional staff.
Join the URJ
Joining the URJ places your congregation within a committed, progressive network with access to resources, experts, and leadership development to keep your congregation innovative and relevant. Learn more about what the URJ stands for, what it does, what RMAC is, and how to access the RMAC portal.
History of the Reform Movement
The URJ was founded in 1873 by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.