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Contact: LTheodore@urj.org, 212-650-4154

April 6, 2016, New York, NY - The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), in partnership with BimBam, will offer the Shaboom! series of children’s videos on ReformJudaism.org, the URJ’s flagship educational website reaching more than two million visitors annually. As the first website to approach Jewish life, practice, learning, culture, and social justice from a modern Jewish perspective, ReformJudaism.org is constantly introducing engaging new content that everyone can enjoy.

Beginning on April 6, ReformJudaism.org will...

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Contact: LTheodore@urj.org, 212-650-4154

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, responded today to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks at the AIPAC Policy Conference:

A commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship is essential for any candidate for president. It was important that Mr. Trump addressed that relationship today when he spoke at AIPAC.    We were disappointed but not surprised that Mr. Trump did nothing tonight to allay our deep concerns about his campaign. It still seems that he does not share our values of...

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

The Reform Jewish Movement has always worked very closely with AIPAC. We respect completely its decision to invite all the viable candidates for president to speak at its upcoming Policy Conference. By inviting the candidates to speak, AIPAC does not support or oppose their candidacies, nor does it condone or commend their policies. AIPAC has, as it must, a singular focus: the U.S./Israel relationship. AIPAC's intent – and its responsibility – is to better understand the candidates' views on issues...

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY, February 24, 2016 – Statement by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ):

MK Israel Eichler’s comments yesterday are yet another example of the extreme intolerance of the ultra-Orthodox religious establishment. Clearly they feel a seismic shift in their decades-old monopoly on Judaism in Israel. Their stranglehold on Judaism is being loosened, and their response is desperate and pathetic.

It is hard to imagine what twisted Torah MK...

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

February 19, 2016, New York, NY - ReformJudaism.org, the flagship website of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) reaching more than two million visitors annually, has launched a new weekly podcast titled On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

Featuring URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the engaging and entertaining podcast is available now for download and subscription on iTunes, RSS feed, and other platforms.

To access the podcast, visit Reformjudaism.org/podcasts

The On the Other Hand podcast...

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