“To create a more just and equitable world, we must see the humanity in one another.”
“It is an extreme agreement that will bar the liberal Jewish Zionist movements and organizations from all positions of influence.”
Laura Geller: The point is not terminology but awakeness
“The language of shrinkage, that’s not the language to describe the reality of Jewish life today. Change is the language. Adapting is the language.”
The big issue that still divides the movements is interfaith marriage.
“The question is not so much will there be a URJ but what is its new purpose and how big does it need to be to achieve its goals?”
“The long-term viability of the URJ is at risk if we do not reduce personnel costs further.”
“It’s hard for me to look at my kids without choking up,” said the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of summer camp experiences.
URJ president Rabbi Rick Jacobs said KKL-JNF “deceived” leaders by hiding West Bank land purchases in Hebron and Jericho.
“The overall sense was, regardless of how people feel about the president, that respect should be shown for the office of the president.”