The Holocaust is an important topic not only in Jewish history, but in the history of humankind. The topic is disturbing, and it is appropriate to feel uncomfortable and upset by the stories, the facts, and especially the images.
NEW YORK, NY-The leader of the North American Reform Movement today strongly condemned the deadly terrorist bombing of a busy restaurant in central Jerusalem that is reported to have left at least fifteen people, including 6 infants, dead and nearly 90 wounded.
'Etone' to reach 15,000 Reform Jewish college students this year
In an effort to make congregation-wide study an essential part of the Jewish High Holy Days of S'lichot and Yom Kippur, the Reform Movement has published Reaching for Holiness, a study guide to be used in the more than 900 congregations that are part of the Union of American Hebre
As part of its continuing coverage of how Reform Jews can apply Jewish teachings and tradition to cope with the difficulties of contemporary life, Reform Judaism magazine has devoted the "Focus" section of its Fall 2001 issue to five articles on resolving conflicts with family members.
The Wholly Jewish podcast from ReformJudaism.org explores what we all have in common as we live and balance complex and nuanced identities. It’s these varied identities that, when braided together, make us wholly ourselves – and “Wholly Jewish.”
In response to President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border of the U.S., Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement institutions: “We believe that the President’s decision to declare a national emergency to build a border wall is ill-advised and should be revoked. We have consistently stated that the wall is a misguided response to the very real problems in our immigration system, including the real challenges of border security, which warrant comprehensive reform. Whether implemented through congressional or executive action, regular order or emergency declaration, the wall remains an irresponsible plan."
Rabbi David Saperstein, senior advisor, Union for Reform Judaism and director emeritus, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: “Today, we mourn the passing of Al Vorspan, former senior vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and director emeritus of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, who died on Sunday, February 17, at age 95. Vorspan, who worked tirelessly to found and strengthen the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C., was one of the g’dolei hador, “great ones” of Jewish social justice work