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Multi-colored cubes in a random pattern
Chocolate cakepops with different kinds of sprinkles

Mah Nishtanah haPesach hazeh mikol haPesachim? Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers?

At this glorious time of year when we shift from winter to spring and recognize the torment and ultimate triumphs of our ancient Jewish ancestors, why not add a twist to tradition and celebrate the Passover holiday with one of God’s true miracles... chocolate?

Once the idea crossed my path, I knew that a chocolate Passover seder...

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President Trump on stage at the AIPAC Policy Conference with his face shown on large screens about the podium

AIPAC’s Policy Conference returns to Washington this weekend. Like many other pro-Israel Americans, I know that America’s relationship with our closest ally in the Middle East, and the only Jewish state in the world, is best sustained when it transcends the partisan rancor that divides entrenched opponents on so many other issues. Diverse American political support for Israel is a source of strength for both nations and for the Jewish community.

During this first Policy Conference during the Trump administration, how do we avoid letting shared pro-Israel values be overwhelmed by...

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Press Release

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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Multi-colored cubes in a random pattern

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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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.