Debbie Niederman

Debbie Niederman, RJE, is the associate director of the Union for Reform Judaism's Leadership Institute.

Our True Passion

D'Var Torah By: Debbie Niederman

June 12, 2015
Focal Point Adonai spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." (Numbers 25:10-11) D'var Torah Parashat

Ethics versus Ritual

D'Var Torah By: Evan Moffic

October 22, 2014
One of the great modern teachers of Judaism, Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, zichrono livrachah,urged Reform Jews to ritualize the ethical and ethicize the ritual.