By Dr. Steve Weitz At its best, the synagogue is a sacred space and a spiritual home for all who enter its doors, a place in which everyone in the community - members, lay leaders, clergy, and professional staff - acts according to Jewish values. However, when individuals … [Read more...] about 5 Things To Do When Developing Your Congregational Code of Ethics
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Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), through its YES (Youth, Education, & Special Projects) Fund, has awarded $309,300 in grants to 17 programs that will strengthen Jewish life and provide the tools necessary for religious, social, and educational growth in North America, … [Read more...] about Reform Women’s Movement Awards $309,300 in Grants to Youth, Education, and Special Project Initiatives
The Union for Reform Judaism has named Ruben Arquilevich to the newly created role of Vice President of URJ Camps, NFTY, and Immersive Experiences.
Arquilevich served as director of URJ Camp Newman for more than 25 years and, more recently, was named URJ Director of Camping … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings:
Ruben Arquilevich (URJ-NFTY)
By Michelle Shapiro Abraham, RJE The Reform Movement has a long, distinguished history of lifting souls and spirits with music - in worship and beyond. In summer camps, synagogues, and youth group gatherings, songleaders create new arrangements, borrow from beloved … [Read more...] about How a Songleading Fellowship Will Help Teens Lead the Way
By Rabbi Paula Feldstein On the bimah stood two large, dark brown wooden podiums. The rabbi spoke from one, and the cantor sang from the other. Being four feet wide, they took up a lot of space, and anyone under 5’5” needed to stand on a step to be seen by the congregation. The po … [Read more...] about Helping Congregants Deal with the Five Stages of Change