Who We Are

The Union for Reform Judaism leads the largest Jewish movement in North America. 

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 provides vision and voice to build vibrant and creative communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. Our legacy, reach, leadership, and vision ensure we can unite thousands of years of tradition with modern experience to strengthen Judaism today and for generations to come. Read our current annual report to learn more.

Leadership & Governance

The URJ is governed by a North American Board of up to 150 members-at-large plus Executive Board members, Ex-Officio members, and Honorary members that works in close partnership with the URJ Chair, the URJ President, the Executive Team, and other members of the professional staff.

Join the URJ

Joining the URJ places your congregation within a committed, progressive network with access to resources, experts, and leadership development to keep your congregation innovative and relevant. Learn more about what the URJ stands for, what it does, what RMAC is, and how to access the RMAC portal.

Press Room

Get the latest news and access the URJ's online media kit.


View the URJ's Annual Reports and audit reports, and learn about how the URJ receives financial support.