What is Reform Judaism?
This page explains what Reform Judaism is and what Reform Jews believe.
Introduction to Congregational Life
Why join a Reform congregation? What can you expect at Shabbat services? Learn the answers to these and many other questions.
History of the Reform Movement
Organizations of the Reform Movement
Learn about the diverse organizations that comprise the Reform Movement, encompassing every age and interest group.
History of Reform Judaism and a Look Ahead
Reform Judaism has now surpassed its 200th anniversary. Looking back, I believe it is possible to identify three stages through which our Movement has evolved and to see the beginnings of a fourth.
Birth of a Synagogue Movement: Reform Worship Through the Years
An interview with Rabbi Daniel Freelander on the history of Reform innovations in worship.
What Is Reform Zionism?
Reform Zionism is a continuation of the early Zionist dream to foster a living, breathing national culture that represents the highest ideals of Jewish peoplehood. Foremost among these ideals is for Jews to be free and liberated citizens of the world who also contribute as Jews to our global civilization.
Why Advocacy is Central to Reform Judaism
To be a Reform Jew is to hear the voice of the prophets in our head; to be engaged in the ongoing work of tikkun olam; to strive to improve the world in which we live; to be God’s partners in standing up for the voiceless and fixing what is broken in our society.
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Together At Sinai: Four Conversion Stories
May 18, 2023
On Shavuot, many of us study the Book of Ruth. Lauded by Rabbinic tradition as a righteous convert, Ruth’s story continues to resonate with the experiences of many Jews-by-choice today.
May 9, 2023
I’m feeling very peaceful today. I went to the mikvah this morning. I was a little nervous, just because official rites of passage can be a little scary. But I knew everyone was going to be super nice and supportive (and they were!).
Discovering My Family’s Hidden Treasure
February 15, 2023
My grandmother once told me about her father's family, and we bonded over learning about one of our most famous ancestors, Mary, Queen of Scots. Years later, I did some genealogical research while on maternity leave to keep my mind sharp and give me something to focus on outside the realm of taking care of a newborn.