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.
Nov. 4, 2004--David Bezmozgis, a 31-year-old Canadian author, has won the 2004 Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction for N atasha: And Other Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), his debut collection of short stories.
NEW YORK - The Union for Reform Judaism is giving $80,000 to organizations dedicated to helping the men, women, and children affected by the ongoing violence in Sudan as its first allocation of dollars donated to its Disaster Relief Fund.
Yoffie and Saperstein: We are disgusted and outraged by those who have threatened to use violence and arson against Presbyterian churches to protest the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s recent steps toward divestment from Israel.
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.