Arlene Chernow

Arlene Chernow is the former Associate Engagement Director for the Union for Reform Judaism’s Expanding our Reach Community of Practice.

My First Trip To Israel

Arlene Chernow
April 12, 2012
I was raised by loving, secular Jewish parents in a neighborhood with not too many Jewish neighbors. It wasn’t until my children were young that I began to discover Judaism. I found that Judaism, especially Reform Judaism, was a great fit for what I believed (which is what I have since heard from many Jews-by-choice).

Jewish Music: An Entry Point for Jewish Identity

Arlene Chernow
February 10, 2011

The one thing that I could relate to from the beginning was the melodies; they seemed to invite me to join in. Long before I had the courage to learn to read Hebrew or take Introduction to Judaism, I could sing along with the congregation.