“Jewish tradition’s emphasis on caring for the sick and lifting up those in need inspires us to call on Senators to reject the [bill].”
A last-minute decision by Missouri’s Jewish governor to overturn decades-long rules preventing taxpayer dollars from going to religious institutions has thrown a Supreme Court case into disarray.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his commitment to finding a deal to the Western Wall impasse in a meeting with Reform leaders.
It was one child’s request for inclusion that turned Eisner Camp into a welcoming place for transgender Jewish youth.
The Jewish community must acknowledge the diversity in deeply-held beliefs about gender and create processes through which these differences can be negotiated.
Advocates for gender equality at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention hailed the denomination’s unanimous voice vote supporting transgender rights.
**While the 2013 Pew survey uncovered some disturbing evidence of lower levels of Jewish engagement among young people, the same survey contains several pieces of good news for Reform Jews — 5,000 of whom are gathering this week in Orlando, Florida, for the movement’s biennial conference organized by the Union for Reform Judaism.
Temples and synagogues affiliated with the nation’s largest Jewish movement should take specific steps to embrace transgender people, a U.S. conference of Reform Jews urged on Thursday in approving a groundbreaking resolution.
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March on Sunday, billed the ‘largest mobilization’ of its kind. And Jews will be leading the charge.
Reform Jewry is plotting to stem a decline in enrollment and engagement of youth. Could the fight for religious pluralism in Israel prove an effective rallying cry?