Repentance and Repair

This resource features recordings of an interview with author Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and remarks by Reform Movement leaders with a discussion guide that can be used to enhance your congregational, communal, or individual experience during the High Holiday season of reflection and repentance.

Ethics Accountability

The safety of every person in our community is our sacred moral responsibility. This is, and always will be, our highest priority. Learn how to report incidents of harassment, abuse, or misconduct to the URJ or other Reform movement institutions.

Every Voice, Every Vote

Learn how you can take action in the Reform Jewish Movement's 2022 campaign to strengthen our democracy by encouraging and protecting voter participation.

URJ 2021 Annual Report

Learn about the work the URJ did in 2021 to engage growing numbers of people in Jewish life, pursue social justice at the local and national levels, encourage young people to lead us into the future, and deepen our commitment to a democratic and pluralistic Israel.

What's New

Reviving Synagogue Communities Using Smart Tech

September 29, 2022
Email and other technologies are a huge factor in why employees feel like they're always on the clock. This "always-on" culture accelerated while synagogues began facing declining membership before the pandemic and has only intensified since. Even if clergy or staff are cut, the work demands don't decrease. As a result, remaining clergy or staff or volunteers are even more overwhelmed and are burning out at alarming rates.

Opening Our Doors & Improving Our Welcome

September 22, 2022
In recent years, our synagogues have explored what it means to be 'expanding the tent' and embracing 'audacious hospitality.' Both ideas center around the notion that our Jewish communities ought to be places of belonging - spaces where everyone is welcomed, affirmed, and can feel at home.

Press Releases

Reform Jewish Leader Joins Interfaith Response to Cruel and Inhumane Immigration Tactics

Today, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, joined a press conference with a range of faith leaders to call out the cruel and inhumane immigration tactics, initiated in recent weeks by Governors Greg Abbot (TX), Doug Ducey (AZ), and now Ron DeSantis (FL), transporting asylum seekers and other migrants to Washington, D.C., the New York metropolitan area, and now Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Rabbi David Saperstein to be Honored by President Biden at United We Stand Summit

Rabbi David Saperstein, Director Emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), will be honored as a “Uniter” at today’s historic United We Stand Summit, hosted by President Biden at the White House. Rabbi Saperstein will be recognized for his work with the Multi-Faith Neighbors Network as one of the preeminent heroes from across America doing extraordinary work to stand together against hate, build bridges and heal divides in their communities.

This Week's Torah Portion

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This Week's Torah Portion

Haazinu
הַאֲזִינוּ
Listen

Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! - Deuteronomy 32:1

Torah

Deuteronomy 32:1–52

Haftarah

II Samuel 22:1-51

When

/ 13 Tishri 5783

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The URJ-ADL Partnership to Combat Antisemitism and Hate

Amid an alarming rise in antisemitic rhetoric and violence, the Union for Reform Judaism has joined with the Anti-Defamation League, the world’s leading anti-hate organization, to create a multi-faceted digital resource that provides congregations and individuals with tools to respond to acts of antisemitism and hate in their communities.

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