[Editor's note: another excellent piece that while focused on synagogues has broader communal implications.] By Rabbi Esther Lederman and Amy Asin Current societal and religious trends offer Reform congregations in North America an urgent and unprecedented opportunity to … [Read more...] about 5 Shifts Congregations Need to Make to Keep Up with the Changing Times
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By Amy Asin [Editor's note: This text is largely based on a presentation delivered at the URJ Biennial 2019] One of my favorite cartoons addresses our comfort level with change. In the first frame, a speaker standing at the front of a room asks people sitting in … [Read more...] about How Can We Start Experimenting with Change – in a Big Way?
January 17, 2020 Dear friends, We are writing to you, members of the Reform Movement’s most valued and dedicated leaders and volunteers, to let you know that the Town of Warwick, New York, has approved a contract with the URJ for the town to purchase the property at 46 B … [Read more...] about URJ to Sell Kutz Camp to Town of Warwick
By Center for Radically Inclusive Judaism The Center for Radically Inclusive Judaism has released the findings of its survey of Reform synagogue interfaith inclusion policies and practices, after sharing the findings at a learning session at the recent URJ Biennial. The … [Read more...] about Center Announces Reform Synagogue Interfaith Inclusion Survey Results
JCC Association of North America and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) have announced a major new partnership to address immediate challenges facing the field of Jewish early childhood education and family engagement. This marks the first time JCC … [Read more...] about JCC Association of North America and The Union for Reform Judaism Launch Unprecedented Partnership to Strengthen Field of Jewish Early Childhood Education