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Inviting You to Explore URJ Communities of Practice



The Union for Reform Judaism is thrilled to announce the launch of three URJ Communities of Practice. Jewish tradition places great emphasis on learning and what it brings to both individuals and the community-at-large. With that in mind, the URJ’s soon-to-be launched Communities of Practice will provide opportunities for congregations with shared concerns and interests […]

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The Chain of Tradition in Jewish Education



I share Dr. Charles Edelsberg’s trepidations about making predictions, especially when it comes to the curriculum – in its broadest sense – of Reform Jewish education. With dramatic changes underway in both the American and Jewish communal landscapes, it would seem folly to make statements for which one might be held accountable. And yet, because […]

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An Open Letter to Recent High School Grads



So you’ve just graduated from high school. First of all, mazel tov! But… now what? Moving from high school to the next phase of your life is an exciting time and there is much to do. Living away from home or attending college may be the first opportunity you have to make decisions about how […]

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