The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) has gathered a record 6,000 Reform Jewish leaders and congregation members at the 74th URJ North American Biennial General Assembly, taking place December 6-10, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Reimagining Jewish Life is the theme of Biennial 2017.
The statement below is issued by Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs on behalf of the organizations of the Reform Jewish Movement, the largest movement in Jewish life:
President Trump’s ill-timed, but expected, announcement affirms what the Reform Jewish Movement has long held: that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President, responds to President Trump's statement about Jerusalem and the U.S. Embassy today.
Statement from Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, following a speech by Turkish President Erdogan: "President Erdogan’s tirade was devoid of fact and ridden with hatred and incitement. We condemn it in the harshest terms and call on all lovers of peace to join with us in condemnation."
URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Chair of the Board of Trustees Daryl Messinger announced today that Julie Lerner will join the URJ’s executive leadership team as Executive Vice President. Lerner begins her new role in mid-January.
Today, the Reform Jewish Movement, represented by the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), and the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA), issued the following statement:
We strongly commend President Trump and Ambassador Haley for the United States’ veto of the Security Council resolution on Tuesday and the strong U.S. opposition, in the General Assembly deliberations yesterday, to statements repudiating President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.