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.
A new collection of fifty-two tales, published by the URJ Press, uses the magic of storytelling to help parents and children explore Jewish values together while creating positive Jewish memories
AUGUST 10-Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, is urging the Labor Party to remain steadfast in its commitment to the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and to protect recent advances in religious freedom in the current negotiations over whether the party will join Prime M
New York, August 13, 2004 - The Union for Reform Judaism announced this week the creation of the Sudan Relief Fund, a humanitarian relief fund to address the needs of victims of genocidal violence in Darfur, Western Sudan.
Congregations in Fort Collins, CO, Kalispell, MT and Seattle, WA are the newest members of the Union for Reform Judaism, evidence of the continuing growth of Jewish communities in the Western states.
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