Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), through its YES (Youth, Education, & Special Projects) Fund, has awarded $268,000 in grants to 13 programs that will strengthen Jewish life and provide the tools necessary for religious, social, and educational growth in North America, in … [Read more...] about Women of Reform Judaism Award Grants to 13 Programs
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By Rabbi Esther Lederman, Amy Asin, and Rabbi Leora Kaye Like all of you, we at the Union for Reform Judaism know that the High Holidays in our congregations will have to be different this year. It is not simply a matter of choosing which platforms to use - Zoom or Facebook … [Read more...] about 6 Key Takeaways in Developing a Powerful New High Holiday Experience
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan has awarded the URJ a $600,000 multi-year grant to advance Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within the URJ and the Reform Jewish Movement as a whole. In 2019, the URJ sought funding to further the URJ’s internal work … [Read more...] about URJ to Expand Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Work With $600,000 Grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation
By Danny Herz The atmosphere was incredible, the crowd was electric, and the tension was palpable. It was the fall of 2007. Two great high school teams were competing in front of a sold-out crowd at a college basketball arena. As the head coach of one of the participating … [Read more...] about Collaborating with the Competition: Everyone Wins!
By Amy Asin When it became clear that the COVID-19 crisis was going to have an impact on our congregations, the Union for Reform Judaism - like our partner organizations in the Reform Movement and like the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and Reconstructing Judaism - … [Read more...] about What We’ve Learned about Congregations and Movements During the Pandemic