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Who We Are

 

Our Judaism is for everyone. It is egalitarian, intellectually rigorous, joyful, spiritual, pluralistic, and constantly evolving. It is soul-elevating spiritual practice, life-altering Torah study, courageous practice of tikkun olam, loving care for our community, especially the most vulnerable — that is what we are. 
— Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President


The Union for Reform Judaism leads the largest Jewish movement in North America. We provide vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world.

The Reform Movement

Learn about the organizations that comprise the Reform Movement — the largest Jewish denomination in North America, and a growing presence in the diaspora.

URJ Communities

The URJ Communities initiative was designed to strengthen and connect our Reform communities across North America. Each URJ congregation belongs to one of 35 lay-led Communities.

Leadership & Governance

The URJ is governed by a North American board of trustees that works closely with our senior leadership team.

Joining the URJ

Learn about the benefits of having your congregation affiliate with the Reform Movement.