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.
(MARCH 2003)--The organizers of the first kallah sponsored by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, held on the campus of Brown University fifteen summers ago, never imagined that these five-day retreats would have such an impact on the Reform Movement.
March 27, 2003--A new prize, carrying an award of $5,000, has been created to recognize and support the work of a promising Jewish fiction writer.
Although small in size, congregations with fewer than 250 households comprise more than half the 918 congregations in the Reform Movement - which is why hundreds of lay leaders and rabbis from across North America will gather in St.
October 3, 2012, New York, NY - With a continued goal of increasing the level of Jewish teen engagement within its Movement, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) today announced expansion of its national Campaign for Youth Engagement.
October 30, 2012, New York, NY - In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Union for Reform Judaism is activating its Hurricane Relief fund to collect donations for those suffering in the Hurricane's wake.