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Rubins vase as described in this article

Our realities are, to a degree, relative.

Chris Harrison
Colorful Jewish star and Ten Commandments charm on black cord suspended in front of light brown bark-like background

My rabbi’s ‘’faith principles” and their many modes of expression ring true for me and my intersectional identity as a Black woman who is Jewish.

Yolanda Savage-Narva
Red paper lanterns hanging over a street at twilight

My father is fond of reminding my family of how lucky we are to be Chinese and Jewish. “Three New Year celebrations means three chances for a fresh start!

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin
Sign hanging in a window reading Welcome We Are Open

An experience shortly after the URJ Biennial demonstrated how truly large, inviting, and welcoming is our Reform Jewish tent.

Alden Solovy
Gabe and his family at his bar mitzvah

We are fortunate that Reform Judaism makes it possible for us to embrace all who step into Jewish life and endeavor to create sacred space for those they love.

Rabbi Billy Dreskin
Shadowed hand holding heart-shaped figure in front of sunlight with golden grass in the background

Because this past week has been difficult for our nation and our Jewish community, it is imperative that we respond with love, inclusion, and compassion.

April Baskin
Hand holding puzzle piece with question mark on it

As we stand on the brink of Passover, a holiday of questions, we must ask how we can make room at our sederim for everyone.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Anyone can open the door to Judaism for another, but will those standing at the door be intimidating shomrim (guards) or welcoming mezuzot (encased Torah texts on doorframes)?
 

Rabbi Laura Geller

URJ Crane Lake Camp, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Stockbridge, MA, recently released this beautiful video about what it means to be a Reform Jew, both at summer camp and beyond. In sharing the video, Crane Lake posted, “We are all different and unique and yet so similar. Being Jewish isn’t about what you look like or where you come from. It’s about how it makes you feel.”

Kate Bigam
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