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.
Washington, DC - November 27, 2006 - In response to today's speech by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announcing Israel's dramatic steps to move forward the peace process, Rabbi Eric H.Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:
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.
NEW YORK - November 13, 2006 - Staci Cohen, assistant director of the Religious School for Noar Learning at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, OH, has been named November's "Youth Worker of the Month" by the Union for Reform Judaism.
NEW YORK - December 1, 2006 - Cantor Rosalie Boxt of Temple Emanuel in Kensington has been named December's "Youth Worker of the Month" by the Union for Reform Judaism.
"I am very pleased to be honored by my peers for what I love to do," said Cantor Boxt.