What is the Reform position on clergy officiating at the wedding of a Jew to a person brought up in a different faith? My fiancée is not Jewish, and doesn't want to convert at this time. We want a Jewish wedding, and plan to raise our children as Jews.
Historically, since the Rabbinic period (post 70 CE), Jewish status was passed down by the mother.
Last night, police intervened as women, including Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and chairwoman of Women of the Wall, prayed at the Western Wall in celebration of the beginning of the Jewish month of Cheshvan and the 100th anniversary of Hadassah.
When we announced the creation of the UAHC Israel Relief Fund earlier this month we said the goals were to provide assistance to the victims of terror, to purchase medical equipment and supplies, and to fund emergency social service programs run by the Israel Reform movement to help children
NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2002) --- Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, President of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, issued the following statement in response to the decision to send Secretary of State Powell to the Middle East:
(CLEVELAND, April 22) Rabbi Steven L. Mills, spiritual leader of Temple B'nai Jeshurun in Des Moines, IA, will become regional director of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations' Northeast Lakes Council on July 1.
Rabbi Elliott A. Kleinman, the regional director of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations' Northeast Lakes Council for the past five years, has been named the UAHC's new Director of Program. He succeeds Rabbi Daniel Freelander who was elected vice-president of the UAHC in December.
For the fifth year, the Reform Movement is urging its membership to hold study sessions on the evening of Shavuot.
Underscoring the unity of the North American Jewish community as it stands in solidarity with Israel, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) is merging its Israel relief campaign into the Israel emergency campaign of United Jewish Communities (UJC), the two organizations announced