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Reform Movement & Federation Join to Help Israeli Bombing Victims



In response to Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense this past November, a historic partnership was created between the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The Reform Movement, the Federation system, and several other Jewish organizations joined together to have one coordinated campaign to raise relief funds for Israel. […]

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URJ Communites of Practice: Launched!



At a three-day conference held last week at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, the Union for Reform Judaism officially launched three of the initial “communities of practice” – congregational networking groups – focused on “expanding our reach.” The Chicago gathering allowed congregational staff and lay leadership from 32 participating congregations to begin building relationships and […]

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Personal Reflections from Relief Efforts on Coney Island



As an employee of the Union for Reform Judaism, I was fortunate to be given Election Day off from work. To me, this speaks to the value the URJ places on the importance of voting. I planned to exercise my right at the end of the day and take my 3-year-old son to the polls […]

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