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.
September 7, 2006 - New York - Forty Jewish college students will spend Friday in Washington, DC, arming themselves for what will undoubtedly be tense dialogue when they return to their college campuses this fall.
September 7, 2006 - New York -Students will embark this Tuesday on a 12 month trip to Israel studying in Haifa with the Reform Movement's Carmel program. Carmel, a progressive Beit Midrash (a traditional study method) and Israel study program, is the Reform Movement's premier oppo
September 20, 2006 - NEW YORK - The upbeat music of the clarinet and strings once filed the halls of every Jewish celebration. But time and the loss of many of the older generation's finest klezmer musicians has meant the loss of much of that music.
September 21, 2006-Tamar Yellin, an English fiction writer, has won the 2006 Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction for Kafka in Brontëland and other stories (Toby Press), a collection of short stories.
September 26, 2006 -NEW YORK- Everyone knows that marriage isn't easy. Finding a spiritual balance while navigating one another's religious beliefs and cultural traditions can test the relationship of even the best interfaith couples.
September 26, 2006 - NEW YORK - Aware of the dangers of online networks such as Xanga, MySpace, Google Video and Facebook, yet cognizant of the value of building virtual communities, a group of Reform Jewish teen leaders has resolved to monitor themselves and urge their peers to blog with inte
September 5, 2006 - New York - As the High Holy Day season and the fifth anniversary of September 11 approach, synagogues across the country are carefully reviewing their security plans to be certain to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their members and buildings.