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.
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:
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.
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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