Three visionary educators demonstrating the power of inspired Jewish education to create change and drive impact are the 2015 recipients of The Covenant Award for excellence in the field, The Covenant Foundation announced today.
December 15, 2014, New York, NY — The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and the Ruderman Family Foundation this week launched the URJ Ruderman Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center (http://disabilitiesinclusion.org/), an innovative and interactive online resource center. “Thanks to this partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation, the URJ is able to offer this innovative, comprehensive and …
Amy Asin and Miriam Chilton to play new, key roles Contact: Annette Powers 212-650-4154 firstname.lastname@example.org DECEMBER 12, SAN ANTONIO, TX – At the organization’s North American board meeting today, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) President Rabbi Rick Jacobs introduced two new vice presidents who will work with him to implement the Union’s 2020 Vision. “As …
The Union for Reform Judaism has launched an innovative Camper Incentive Program for Jewish Military Families on Active Duty. The program will be offered at the URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi, which has served more than 10,000 Jewish children since 1970. Incentives vary in amount from $250.00 to $3,000 per child, based on the military rank of the parent(s) and the child’s age.
Rabbi Rifat Sonsino has helped thousands of readers find God, and uncover the truths and legends behind the foundational myths of Judaism. Now, his new book by URJ Press explores one of the best known–and least understood–texts in the Bible: the Ten Commandments.
NFTY, the Reform youth movement, has elected an extraordinary team of leaders for its 75th anniversary year. The new NFTY North American Board for 2014-2015/5774-5775 will be installed during the next NFTY general board meeting in June at URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, NY.
s the enrollment level of boys surpasses that of girls for the inaugural summer at the URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) has made a $5,000 grant from its YES (Youth, Education, & Special Projects) Fund to provide scholarships for girl participants.
Robby Etzkin was a guest at BBYO International Convention 2014, which brought together nearly 2,000 Jewish teens from 20 countries, including a delegation from NFTY. Inclusive Jewish teen collaboration like this, without borders, is a clear, emerging and positive trend.
URJ commits $1 million to drive participation in youth engagement strategies, announces $1 million more from outside donors
Rabbi David Hartman, z”l, Honored Posthumously with Reform Movement’s Highest Honor
URJ Biennial and WRJ Assembly to Inspire Nearly 5,000 Participants
8th Night for Ethan – a series of Hanukkah fundraising events to help the family of a URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute camper who suffered a severe brain injury from a lightning strike.
Renowned Speakers and Innovative Sessions Focus on Food Justice, Jewish Cooking
The URJ General Disaster Relief Fund is collecting donations that will be distributed to aid groups working in affected areas.
The second session of the Knesset Caucus for Israel-US relations, held by M.K Dr. Nachman Shai in cooperation with the Ruderman Family Foundation, was held on November 12, 2013 at the Knesset in Jerusalem. The session focused on “Jewish Dialogue 2013: What are the boundaries and limitations?” Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Rabbi David Stav were guest speakers. These are Rabbi Jacobs’ remarks.
Lay Leaders, Clergy and Teens from Reform Movement in North America to Discuss Israeli Pluralism with Members of Knesset
Camp Harlam, the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) regional overnight camp for the Mid-Atlantic region, announced it will open the Harlam Day Camp beginning in June 2014, at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy (Barrack) in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
URJ’s Relief Fund Collected Nearly $850,000 in Donations, Mobilized Hundreds of Volunteers
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to become the First Sitting Israeli Prime Minister to Address the URJ Biennial, the Largest Jewish Gathering in North America.
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)’s 49th Assembly & Centennial Celebration will be a time to celebrate the organization’s distinguished and renowned history as a leader and advocate in the Reform movement.
Registration opened today for the Union for Reform Judaism’s 2013 72nd North American Biennial, the largest Jewish gathering in North America. The Women of Reform Judaism’s Assembly will gather concurrently. Both conventions will take place Dec. 11-15, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.