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Our Vision & Priorities

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The URJ builds community at every level—from the way we collaborate with congregations, organizations, and individuals to how we make connections across North America to advance contemporary and inclusive Jewish life. Providing vision and voice to transform the way people connect to Judaism, we help congregations stay adept and agile, motivate more young Jews to embrace Jewish living, agitate for a more progressive society, and foster meaningful connections to Israel. 

Strengthening Congregations

We help congregations and communities stay adept and agile, enabling them to meet members' needs proactively, and expand the ways people can live Jewishly. 

Audacious Hospitality

Expanding Our Reach

The focused effort to engage seekers in the sacred work of creating a world of wholeness, compassion, and justice.

Repairing the World

Through advocacy campaigns, hands-on volunteer opportunities, and training for leaders, we galvanize people throughout North America to ensure religious freedom, pluralism, acceptance, and justice. (Photo: Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg, Temple Sinai, Toronto ON).

Investing in the Jewish Future

We coordinate a network of youth programs across North America and in Israel that promote community, spiritual growth, and lifelong friendships, motivating more young Jews to embrace Jewish living as a path to meaning, purpose, and joy.