New Online Learning Center to Enhance Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Congregations

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 …

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URJ Announces Two New Vice Presidents as 2020 Vision Takes Shape

Amy Asin and Miriam Chilton to play new, key roles Contact: Annette Powers 212-650-4154 apowers@urj.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 …

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Reform Summer Camp Offers Incentive Program for Jewish Military Families on Active Duty

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.

Book Release: And God Spoke These Words: The Ten Commandments and Contemporary Ethics by Rabbi Rifat Sonsino

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.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks at Knesset on Nov. 12, 2013

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.