by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin The largest Jewish gathering in America - the Biennial of the Reform Movement - took place last week near Washington, D.C., attracting more than 5,000 committed Jews affiliated with 500 Reform congregations across the United States and … [Read more...] about Reflecting on URJ’s Biennial: Where Is Encouraging Philanthropy?
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The Union for Reform Judaism's (URJ) Greene Family Camp (GFC) announced the establishment of the Isaac Mayer Wise Academy Eco-Village at GFC in Bruceville, Texas. Through the Eco-Village, some of which will be complete by next summer, campers will produce their own food, build … [Read more...] about Isaac Mayer Wise Academy and URJ Camp Establish Eco-Village
The Foundation for Jewish Camp has received a $3.3 million grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation and AVI CHAI Foundation for a pilot initiative that will create senior experiential Jewish educator positions to be shared by nonprofit Jewish overnight camps and Jewish day or … [Read more...] about Foundation for Jewish Camp Receives Grant for Pilot Jewish Educator Program
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) announced today the recommendation of Rabbi Richard Jacobs for President of the organization, to succeed Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, who will retire in 2012 after 16 years in the position. If formally selected, Rabbi Jacobs, who has been the senior … [Read more...] about Rabbi Richard Jacobs Slated as New URJ President
In Opposing Federal Budget Cuts, Unity Is Elusive ‘We Haven’t Seen a Concerted Effort,’ Complains a Jewish Lobbyist by Nathan Guttman Amid a raging national debate over the federal budget, Jewish organizations are rallying to save projects that are dear to the community from … [Read more...] about The Jewish Community and the U.S. Budget