Search URJ.org and the other Reform websites:
It’s almost Shabbat in Netanya, a coastal town in central Israel, and I’m with Rabbi Edgar Nof, the Energizer Bunny of mitzvot and inclus
Everyone kept saying, “Whatever happens at Netta’s bat mitzvah will happen. It’ll be fine.”
This year, as summer folded into fall, we celebrated our son Josh becoming a bar mitzvah.
“So what’s the theme of your son’s bar mitzvah?”
It was such a simple question that it’s difficult to explain exactly why it stumped me.
As b’nai mitzvah students and their families prepare for their big day, life can start to feel like a whirlwind of phone calls with caterers, chanting Torah trope while pacing up and down
When I was in fifth grade, my teacher, Mr. Lynch, told my class that he does charity for ALS.
Generally speaking, I'm not easily offended - but I did have a problem with this blessing the first time I stumbled upon it:
I’ve attended countless bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies throughout the years, including those of family members, my children’s classmates, and adult b’nai mitzvah, for men and women who never had a
Tikkun olam, the repair of our world, is a bit like motherhood and apple pie in that no one can disagree with its intent.
I wore a button-down, tea-length peach dress with shoulder pads. My mother convinced me that it looked elegant, and that the matching peach tights really completed my look.
Learn why Reform Jews observe Selichot on the Saturday evening prior to Rosh HaShanah.
Rosh HaShanah begins at sundown on September 20th.
"Basketball became a focal point of my life at school, at camp, and in my day-dreams of the future."
Find out what was hidden under the chocolates Uncle George had packed in the summer of 1937.
As summer winds down and the back-to-school season approaches, so, too, do the High Holidays. Here's how to get ready!
Whether you’re a member or a visitor, familiarity with synagogue etiquette will help you get the most from your experience.
You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Eternal your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. - Deuteronomy 16:18
Want to explore Reform Judaism but have no in-person opportunities to study? This class is for you! Register now.
Learn about a memorable aspect of one young man's big day.
Learn why one congregation has joined 170 others to help refugee families resettle in their area.
Discover the how one Reform synagogue in Netanya celebrates Shabbat.
How do we respond to the distorted media coverage of Israel?
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
April showers bring May flowers; prepare with a WRJ umbrella—now on sale!