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.
October 17, 2006 - NEW YORK - This is not your typical college get-away in Florida. With Reform Jewish campus representatives flying in from across North America, the KESHER Convention promises to be a weekend of education, advocacy and spirituality in Sunshine State.
Washington, DC, October 25, 2006- In response to today's ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court requiring swift action by the legislature to ensure equal rights for gay and lesbian couples, Rabbi Randi Musnitsky, Regional Director of the Union for Reform Judaism's New Jersey/West Hudson Valley
NEW YORK - October 27, 2006 - Reform Voices of Torah, a new weekly Torah commentary from the Union for Reform Judaism, will regularly feature the writing of four leading rabbis and will also draw on the Reform Movement's diverse population of scholars, rabbis, cantors and educators for additio
Oct. 9, 2006 -- When a group of Reform college students, many of them products of Jewish camps, were in Buenos Aires this spring, they learned that many Argentinean children never had a chance to experience the joys and wonder of summer camping.
October 18, 2006 - SEATTLE, WA - David Berkman, currently the associate director of the Union for Reform Judaism camping system, will be the first director of Camp Kalsman, the newest Reform camp that will open in the Pacific Northwest in the summer of 2007.
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