Reform Judaism, a progressive branch of Judaism, differs from more ritually observant forms of Judaism in its belief that Judaism has evolved and adapted over the centuries and that it must continue to do so. Reform Judaism is the largest Jewish movement in North America today.
The ACC is the professional organization of over two hundred fifty invested and/or certified cantors. Responsible for raising the professional standards of synagogue musicians, the ACC offers continuing education programs in conjunction with HUC-JIR School of Sacred Music and professional development opportunities for its members.
The mission of the World Union for Progressive Judaism is to preserve Jewish integrity wherever Jews live; to encourage integration without assimilation; to respond to modernity while perpetuating the Jewish experience; to pursue social justice and equal rights for all.
ARZENU is the umbrella organization of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists. It was founded in 1980 as an "ideological grouping" or Brit Olamit within the World Zionist Organization.
Often rabbis desire to have Reform Mohalim/ot available to serve their communities. On numerous occasions, a Jewish Physician or Certified Nurse Midwife, has a strong personal desire to serve the Jewish Community as a Mohel/et. The Berit Mila Board provides information on how to set up a Berit Mila Program in your community.
CCAR - The International Rabbinic Association of Reform Judaism - was founded in 1889. Its members are the body of rabbis who consider themselves and are considered to be the organized rabbinate of Reform Judaism.
HUC-JIR is the academic, spiritual and professional development center for Reform Judaisma.
The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) is the unique Israeli expression of the larger worldwide Progressive Movement, which traces its roots back to 19th century Germany. IMPJ boasts a growing membership of both immigrants and native Israelis, with some 30 congregations around the country.
The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) aims to strengthen the connection of the Jewish People to Jewish heritage and to reform the State of Israel according to the principles of the individual and social morality of Judaism.
IRAC, the legal advocate of Israel's Reform Movement, works for religious freedom, pluralism, civil rights (marriage and conversion), based on progressive Judaism.
KESHER is the College Education Department of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC). KESHER serves several different constituencies, including Reform college students, UAHC Congregations and their College/Youth Committees, campus Hillel Foundations, and high school students exploring the possibilities of Jewish life on campus.
The National Association of Temple Administrators is the professional organization founded in 1941 for those who serve Reform Synagogues as executives, administrators, or managers.
NATE is the professional association of Jewish educators from around the world. These men and women are responsible for providing the leadership in Reform Jewish Religious Education for congregations, day schools pre-schools, camps affiliated with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and central agencies of Jewish Education.
NFTB is a coalition of over 250 affiliated brotherhoods with 25,000 members across North America, dedicated to tikkun olam, 'repairing the world', through the practice of Brotherhood. NFTB members are actively involved in youth education, adult education, social action, and fellowship activities which contribute to the enrichment of their synagogue community.
The North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) offers thousands of young people the opportunity to explore and live Reform Judaism. Through involvement opportunities offered by congregations, NFTYites strive to forge an identity in consonance with the goals and values of Reform Judaism.
PARDeS, an affiliate of the UAHC, composed of both professional and lay leaders, is the central address and voice for Reform Jewish Day School education. PARDeS advocates, consults, and provides support and services for existing and emerging Reform Jewish Day Schools throughout North America.
Definition of Reform Judaism, along with information on member organizations, publications, directories, policies, education, news, and Reform Judaism outside of the U.S.
WRJ is the voice, the presence and the arena of action of the women of Reform Judaism in the synagogue, the Jewish community, interfaith groups and the general, local, national and international community.
The World Union for Progressive Judaism, established in London in 1926, is the largest body of religious Jews in the world. Its basic aims are, first, to create common ground between its constituents and, second, to promote Progressive Judaism in places where individuals and groups are seeking authentic, yet modern ways of expressing themselves as Jews.