Why Join a Reform Congregation?
Each synagogue is unique, with its own distinct character and culture. But all synagogues have one fundamental thing in common: they are the Centers for Jewish Living in your community.
5 Tips for Finding Your New Jewish Community
If you find yourself a newcomer – either to a particular community, or to the Jewish community as a whole – consider these suggestions to make your adjustment easier.
Find a Congregation Near You
Find connection, community, learning, and spirituality at a welcoming Reform congregation near you.
Pandemic Passover, Take Two: The Long Journey through the Wilderness
March 2, 2021
Last Passover began the urgent quest to reinvent much of Jewish life, highlighting that some of the ways we “do” Judaism needed to be updated. This year has been a powerful catalyst to shifts in how we perform our holy work.
"Tour to the Wonderful": This Couple Drove Across America to Join Multiple Reform Synagogues
February 10, 2021
During a time when many feel so disconnected, Rabbi Jeff Glickman and Mindy Glickman of Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor, CT, decided to take on a radical idea: Join as many Reform synagogues in America as possible.
High Holidays 2020/5781: Tools to Make Them Meaningful
August 31, 2020
As we approach the most unusual High Holidays in recent memory, ReformJudaism.org is here to help you find ways to observe, celebrate or commemorate the holiday season that work best for you. Here are some helpful tips. 1. Find streaming services.
Everything You Need to Know About Shabbat Services
Whether you attend services on Friday night or Saturday morning (or both), rarely, sometimes or often, these are some of the things you may see or hear in and around the synagogue.
What to Expect at a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Service
Attendng your first bar or bat mitzvah? Learn everything you need to know in advance.
Reform Sanctuary Customs
In Reform congregations, Shabbat services are customarily held on Friday night and Saturday morning. Service times may vary from week to week depending on the community and the occasion. Most congregations have websites, or you might ask the congregation if to add your name to the temple bulletin mailing list, which usually includes a schedule of all services and events.
New to Jewish Prayer? Nine Tips for Beginners
Perhaps you’ve been to Shabbat services, and found them mystifying, or you've been invited to a bar mitzvah service and have no idea what to do. Here are some ways to get something out of the experience as a beginner.