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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY, March 23, 2017 - In response to the Senate’s vote confirming...

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Press Release

Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY, March 21, 2017 - The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF) today announced the strengthening of their important partnership supporting the URJ’s vital work around disabilities inclusion.

The RFF has contributed close to $1 million to the URJ in a unique partnership for disabilities inclusion awareness work, including a new $300,000 grant over two years...

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The Reform Movement’s Audacious Hospitality work seeks to understand and support the realities of modern Jewish life. At the heart of our team’s holy work is the belief that all of us can stand stronger when we welcome and incorporate Jewish diversity into all facets of Jewish communal life.

And yet, Audacious Hospitality is a paradox. Here are three opposing ideas we encounter regularly in our work – and why we’re working to embrace them:

  1. Urgency and Spaciousness: To meet congregations’ diverse needs, we feel a real...
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North American board members in Israel

We are delighted to share with you a few observations about our recent URJ North American Board mission to Israel. It was a non-stop week of listening and learning in a manner that, we think, only the URJ could organize. That’s because this was no ordinary Israel trip. From the moment we landed in Israel until we returned to the airport to depart, we were privy to a view of our beloved Israel through the eyes of our Reform Movement, with a program that highlighted our values by immersing us deeply in the critical social, cultural, and political issues facing Israel.

Our role as the...

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Inside Leadership, the blog at URJ.org, is a source for Reform Jewish leaders to get the latest news and though-provoking articles about Jewish communal life.