Union of Reform Judaism

Movements Announce Cross-Denominational Synagogue Inclusion Effort

The Reform, Reconstructionist, Orthodox and Conservative movements announced on Monday a plan for collaborating to work toward the increased inclusion of people with disabilities in synagogues.

Rabbi Lynne Landsberg of the URJ has helped to spearhead the Hineinu initiative.

The Eternal Conversation

Rabbi Rick Jacobs: 'I think about God every day. I'm not petitioning. I'm not praising. I'm simply sitting with the One.'

03/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Editor’s Note: This article introduces a new column in which Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, executive director of the Skirball Center for Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-el and founding rabbi of Congregation Sulam Yaakov in Larchmont, asks leading religious figures, thinkers and activists in Jewish life what they think about God? He began with Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Rabbi Decides Not To Run For U.S. Senate

01/21/2013
Staff Writer

Rabbi Jonah Pesner has decided not to run for United States Senate in June’s Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry, foreclosing on the possibility – for now – of the first senator who is also a rabbi.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner

B'nai Mitzvah: A Revolution, Not A Graduation

11/28/2012
Associate Editor

From the Russian to the Chinese to the Sexual to, most recently, an eponymous sci-fi post-apocalyptic TV series, the past century has witnessed its share of revolutions.

Now, with just a bit less tumult (one hopes) comes B’nai Mitzvah Revolution, a Reform Movement pilot initiative to “radically rethink” the Jewish rite of passage and its place in synagogue life and education.

The Reform Movement wants to recast the b'nai mitzvah, which is often viewed as a graduation from Judaism. Getty Images

Point-Counter-Point: Why Is Bibi Taking Sides In The Election?

The noted pundit and the Reform Union's past president discuss Bibi's Iran campaign.

10/12/2012

Dear Yossi,

Help me understand why Prime Minister Netanyahu is taking sides in the American election. He pulled back a bit at the UN, but enormous damage has already been done.

The Hartman Institute
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