The idea that one is Jewish if either parent is Jewish and one was raised with Judaism. This contrasts with the traditional idea of matrilineal descent, in which one is Jewish if one’s mother is/was Jewish. Reform Judaism has accepted Jews by patrilineal descent since a Central Conference of American Rabbis resolution in 1983.
Learn the blessings and more about this beautiful ritual that ends Shabbat, separating it from the rest of the week.
Hundreds of Reform Jewish congregations offer live streaming Shabbat service and other opportunities for connecting Jewishly.