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Tag: Union For Reform Judaism
June 24, 2014 | 3:29 pm
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The Union for Reform Judaism is seeking an overhaul of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in the wake of its rejection of J Street’s bid for membership.
The Reform group in a statement posted Thursday on its website said leaving the Presidents...
February 12, 2014 | 4:12 pm
The traditional Jewish summer camp experience isn’t for every kid. While some children thrive on outdoor activities, athletics, and arts and crafts, others have specialized interests that don’t often show up in the program of a typical sleep-away camp.
That’s the conclusion the...
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First there was the Conservative movement’s October biennial conference, billed as “the conversation of the century” and opened up to presenters from outside the movement.
Then came the November General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of North America, which featured a “Global...
October 17, 2013 | 10:57 am
Stuart Leviton, a member of West Hollywood’s Congregation Kol Ami, was recently installed as president of Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ), the umbrella organization for brotherhoods and men’s clubs throughout Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) congregations in North America.
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When Manya Monson was laid off in 2010, she knew she wouldn’t receive unemployment benefits, but she figured she could manage. Then a few weeks later she found out she was pregnant.
“It made things very tough at that point,” Monson said.
Had she been employed at the local...
May 21, 2013 | 2:02 pm
Jewish groups are joining the effort to help those displaced by the tornado in suburban Oklahoma City.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, announced Tuesday that his organization will collect donations and distribute them to the American Red Cross and...
May 8, 2013 | 11:31 am
Conversion to Judaism is not easy. It requires a change in beliefs, actions and lifestyle. It involves extensive study, practice, a leap of faith, a shift in perception and some sacrifice. However, for those who feel it’s the right decision, it can be an exciting and rewarding...
December 5, 2012 | 3:11 pm
The Union for Reform Judaism criticized Israel for its decision to build new settlement housing and the Palestinians for unilaterally seeking upgraded status at the United Nations.
The newly adopted policy statement was adopted overwhelmingly on Sunday following a debate at the...
November 14, 2012 | 9:53 am
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said American Jews should no longer acquiesce to Israeli state-sanctioned discrimination against women and non-Orthodox Jews.
"I would fight passionately for the right of Orthodox Jews to pray freely at the Kotel...
June 11, 2012 | 2:28 pm
Rabbi Rick Jacobs in his formal installation as president of the Union for Reform Judaism called on the movement to “chart a new course.”
Saturday’s installation took place at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jacobs, 56, in his prepared remarks also urged the movement to...
March 29, 2012 | 1:21 pm
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) laid off about 30 employees as part of a general restructuring of the organization.
The reorganization is part of a series of changes being ushered in by the new president of the URJ, Rabbi Richard Jacobs, who took over at the beginning of January....
February 22, 2012 | 2:56 pm
February 21, 2012 | 11:18 am
Several Jewish groups joined an interfaith coalition calling on presidential candidates to refrain from using religion as a political wedge issue.
Fifteen religious organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and the Union for Reform Judaism,...
April 29, 2011 | 12:45 pm
The nomination of Rabbi Richard Jacobs to head the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is the latest coup for J Street. Less than three years after its founding, a member of J Street’s Rabbinic Cabinet is being appointed to head the largest branch of American Judaism. With the nominee...
December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pmLeaders of Reform synagogues don't quite get their members, according to a new study by the movement.
The study shows a marked disconnect between what the leaders think their members are looking for and what the members say they actually want.
In general, the synagogue leaders seem...
March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest body of religious Jews in the nation, has forcefully come out against the "politicization" of science at a time when the issue is boiling over in state legislatures, churches and classrooms.
The strong statement came as delegates to...
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