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In 2015, congregations of the Union for Reform Judaism unanimously passed a resolution calling for the full inclusion of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in our communities.

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The URJ Full-time Early Education (FTEE) Community of Practice will engage congregations that are interested in making full-time early education a priority by either enhancing their current full-time early education program, or transform their part-time pre-school into a full-time school.

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A new Community of Practice, offered jointly by URJ Youth and Hebrew Union College, brings together youth professionals (full time professionals, part time professionals and volunteers) in the first two years of their career to learn with experts in the field, create a peer-to-peer learning group, and explore how to create meaningful and sustainable youth engagement models in their community. 

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The JewV’Nation Fellowship is a year-long project incubator and leadership development program supporting emerging Jewish leaders and innovative interfaith outreach initiatives. The program is supported in part with a grant from the Genesis Philanthropy Group as part of a competitive matching grants initiative in cooperation with Jewish Funders Network to support interfaith outreach initiatives.

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This 18-24 month cohort is intended especially for congregations with religious schools, who are looking to innovate their religious school and congregational offerings for grades K-7 through experimentation. 

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This Community of Practice brings together congregations that see their adult population as a valuable and sacred resource to their community.

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This 24-month cohort helps cpngregations embed social justice into the culture of your congregation and increase your social justice impact. 

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This 12-month cohort brings together teams of lay leaders and clergy and professionals to address pressing challenges in congregational life. 

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Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, the second president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, became president when Rabbi Eisendrath died on the opening day of the 1973 UAHC Biennial. 

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