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If your congregation has a Twitter account, you’re probably already using it to share out programmatic info – upcoming events, religious school closings, community seders, themed Kabbalat Shabbat services, etc. But this platform offers plenty of opportunity to engage on a broader level, using your account as more than just a megaphone to broadcast upcoming events.

Here are a few ideas for engaging your audience on Twitter, providing relevant information, and overall establishing a more robust Twitter presence – and don’t forget to follow the ...

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In his March 3 piece in Tablet, Mark Oppenheimer critiqued the “standard” form of preparing for and celebrating b’nai mitzvah, offering "Three Rules for a Better Bar or Bat Mitzvah." We were excited to read this article because Oppenheimer’s three rules overlap with much of our own work at the Union for Reform Judaism’s B’nai Mitzvah Revolution (BMR).

Founded in 2012, the BMR’s overall goals are to generate...

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

April 27, 2017, New York, NY –, the flagship website of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), reaching more than two million visitors annually, has launched a new weekly podcast titled Stories We Tell.

Featuring a diverse roster of outstanding storytellers, each week will provide a new story for listeners to reflect on during...

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY; April 26, 2017 -- Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), sent the following letter today to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu:   I am writing to you in your capacity as Israel's Foreign Minister, asking for clarification regarding the new law that Israel passed barring entry to non-Israeli citizens who have publicly called for boycotts of Israel, including... Read More

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“Welcome to our worship committee meeting. Thanks for being here! After I pass out the agenda, we’ll start the meeting and create action items for follow-up. After the meeting, we’ll type up the minutes to reflect our conversations, and they’ll be emailed out. The board is meeting next week, so we’ll probably wait until next month to make our report. Now let’s get to work!”

In many of our congregations, this is what collaboration looks like. Strictly defined, collaboration is the act of working with someone to produce or create something. As a concept, this isn’t complicated or...

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