Union For Reform Judaism

Type: Organization
Name: Union For Reform Judaism
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Temple Emanu-El in Westfield a beloved and caring community

Temple Emanu-El located at 756 East Broad St., Westfield, is a Reform congregation whose members reside throughout Union County and beyond.From its beginnings in 1950, Temple Emanu-El has sought to combine progressive Jewish ideals with a continuing respect ... [Published Suburban News - 5 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Riverway reaches young Jews outside the synagogues in Boston

BOSTON (JTA) – One recent Tuesday evening, a group of about two dozen Jews in their 20s and 30s huddled around wooden tables poring over the text for the week’s Torah portion.A rabbi prodded them with questions about the petition that Zelophehad’s daughters ... [Published Heritage Florida Jewish News - 8 hours ago]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

There’s no cease-fire in place when it comes to bashing the Reform movement in the Knesset

MK Shimon Ohayon lashes out at the Reform movement, labeling it a 'big sack of trouble,' URJ president Rick Jacobs called his remarks 'insulting and pathetic.' We’ve been hearing a lot about Jewish unity in a time of strife since this long, hot summer ... [Published Haaretz - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 2 reports

In Boston, Riverway reaches young Jews outside the synagogue

Rabbi Matthew Soffer, director of the Riverway Project, leads a Torah discussion at a Riverway Cafe gathering in Cambridge, Mass., May 2014. (Courtesy Riverway Project)BOSTON (JTA) – One recent Tuesday evening, a group of about two dozen Jews in their ... [Published Five Towns Jewish Times - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Dangers and Opportunities for Choice in Government Preschool

#48 What is happening in New York City preschools is either a form of American-style religious syncretism or a theology-deadening death grip between church and state. Hard to tell which. And it could be both. one effect of Mayor Bill De Blasio’s push ... [Published Heartlander Magazine - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Erie Jewish group pledges $100,000 to Israel

The Jewish Community Council of Erie, described as an umbrella organization that supports Erie's Jewish and non-Jewish populations, said it will donate $100,000 of its endowment funds for humanitarian support to Israel.That donation is being made in the ... [Published Erie Times-News - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Obama Nominates “Religious Freedom” Ambassador Who Called Protecting Hobby Lobby “Deeply Troubling”

ident Barack Obama has nominated a new “Religious Freedom Ambassador,” but his nominee opposes protecting the religious freedoms of the owners of Hobby Lobby , who don’t want to be forced to pay for drugs for their employees that cause abortions.Obama ... [Published LifeNews.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Temple Beth Hillel Religious School

Beit Hillel Midrash, Temple Beth Hillel's Religious School, opens for the year.Teach your children diligently. Start your child's Jewish education early. Let them explore the rich history and culture of Judaism.Beit Midrash Hillel offers an exploration ... [Published Albany Patch - Jul 26 2014]
Entities: Midrash, mitsvah, Judaism
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Religion and Immigrant Children

We’ve all seen the pictures: Angry protestors on the border calling for the deportation of children.It’s not a very edifying sight: Adults blocking buses full of children fleeing the poverty and violence of Central America. It does not bring out the best ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Diversity, strong history define Rockdale Temple

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is rich in the number and variety of houses of worship. In our weekly feature, WCPO shines the spotlight on where we pray.Rockdale Temple (K. K. Bene Israel)Address:  8501 Ridge Road, Amberley VillageDenomination:  Jewish ( ... [Published WCPO - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 2 reports

The Bizarre Moral Criticism Against Israel

Israeli soldiers rest beside shells for a 155mm M109 Dores self-propelled howitzer at a position in Southern Israel near the border with Gaza, on the seventh day of Operation Protective Edge, on July 14, 2014. Li Rui—Xinhua/Sipa What does it mean to ... [Published Time - Jul 14 2014]
Entities: Israel, HAMAS, Casualty, missile
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Jewish youth camp to become year-round facility

Camp Newman, a Union for Reform Judaism youth camp, is one of two in the nation selected to expand its reach beyond its retreat center - organizing festivals, retreats and family camps, and beyond the summer months – becoming to a year-round youth retreat ... [Published Press Democrat - Jul 14 2014]


...teens and young adults who travelled to Israel during this summer while rockets were flying could teach MK Ohayon about what it means to be an "Ohev Yisrael” (Lover of Israel.)” “"
"We can't stop Hamas' barrage of rockets targeting Israel," said Robert Breakstone, president of JCC of Erie. "But we can help mitigate its impact on Israelis, just as we have done whenever Israel has been in need."
In your recent speech at Georgetown University, you stated that "we will be judged as a people, and as a society, and as a country" by our actions on climate change. We know that you are committed to addressing climate change and share our view that it is a moral issue...
Anti-occupation Jewish demonstrators protest "implicit support American Jewish leaders gave to the Israeli offensive in Gaza" but passers-by are not be impressed...

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Temple Emanu-El in Westfield a beloved and cari... [Published Suburban News - 5 hours ago]
Riverway reaches young Jews outside the synagog... [Published Heritage Florida Jewish News - 8 hours ago]
The Collapse of the American Jewish Center [Published ZNet - Aug 16 2014]
In Boston, Riverway reaches young Jews outside ... [Published The Reporter Group - Aug 16 2014]
There’s no cease-fire in place when it comes to... [Published Haaretz - Aug 14 2014]
Boston initiatives reach for young Jews where t... [Published The Times Of Israel - Aug 12 2014]
In Boston, Riverway reaches young Jews outside ... [Published Five Towns Jewish Times - Aug 08 2014]
In Boston, Riverway reaches young Jews outside ... [Published JTA - Aug 07 2014]
Gay Game 9 inspires some Christian leaders to c... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Aug 07 2014]
Dangers and Opportunities for Choice in Governm... [Published Heartlander Magazine - Aug 06 2014]
Prison beard case is Supreme Court’s next churc... [Published Associated Baptist Press - Aug 06 2014]
Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains makes high holid... [Published Suburban News - Aug 05 2014]
Erie Jewish group pledges $100,000 to Israel [Published Erie Times-News - Aug 02 2014]
19 Faith Organizations Thank Obama for Pledging... [Published Noodls - Aug 01 2014]
Will Rabbi David Saperstein’s Departure Mean Wa... [Published Forward - Aug 01 2014]
J Street's Gaza War Support Wins 'Moderate' Pra... [Published Forward - Jul 30 2014]
Rally Shows Collective Support for Israel [Published Hebrew Union College - Jul 30 2014]
Anti-Gaza war demonstration dwarfed by pro-Isra... [Published Haaretz - Jul 28 2014]
Congressional delegation joins thousands at New... [Published Haaretz - Jul 28 2014]
Obama Nominates “Religious Freedom” Ambassador ... [Published LifeNews.com - Jul 28 2014]
Temple Beth Hillel Religious School [Published Albany Patch - Jul 26 2014]
Religion and Immigrant Children [Published Examiner.com - Jul 25 2014]
APA Hosts Meeting to Build Bridges Between Fait... [Published Psychiatric News - Jul 25 2014]
ISRAEL AND JUDAISM: Presidents Council Rejectio... [Published Washington Report on Middle East Affairs - Jul 25 2014]
Update from Dr. David Mendelsson, Director, Yea... [Published Hebrew Union College - Jul 24 2014]
Organizations Appeal to Supreme Court Over 'Jer... [Published Israel National News - Jul 24 2014]
HUC-JIR Launches Fourth Cohort of Executive M.A... [Published Hebrew Union College - Jul 24 2014]
Gaza And American Jews: ‘We Are One?’ [Published Jewish Week - Jul 23 2014]
FAA Halts U.S. Airlines’ Tel Aviv Flights Amid ... [Published Washington Post - Jul 22 2014]
Rabbi Paul Strasko: Kitsap’s polyglot takes the... [Published JTNews - Jul 22 2014]
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The Bizarre Moral Criticism Against Israel [Published TIME.com - Jul 14 2014]
On “NBC Nightly News” on July 12, David Gregory spoke of growing pressure from the United Nations for a ceasefire in Gaza. He noted that the United States and many other nations believed that Israel had a right to self-defense. Nonetheless, Gregory reported, ...
100 Faith Leaders To Obama: Religious Liberty S... [Published Think Progress - Jul 08 2014]
CREDIT: AP A group 100 religious clergy, theologians, and faith leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday urging him not to include religious exemptions in a forthcoming executive order prohibiting federal contractors from using ...
Why I’m Thankful for America’s Immigrants and R... [Published TIME.com - Jul 03 2014]
The Fourth of July is nearly upon us. As always, we Americans will barbeque in our backyards, watch fireworks, and celebrate America. And there is much to celebrate. We love this country, and with good reason. Americans are informal and down-to-earth. ...
Reform Jews offer no proposal to end occupation... [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 26 2014]
Joshua Heschel, left, and Martin Luther King Jr. The fight is breaking out between liberal Zionist and non-Zionist Jews, at last. The Presbyterian vote to divest from three companies doing business in the occupation last week had the active support ...
‘Washington Post’ suggests Presbyterians voted ... [Published Mondoweiss - Jun 23 2014]
Reform Jewish leader Rick Jacobs speaking to Jewish Voice for Peace members at the Presbyterian convention. (Photo: @lizaveta9/Twitter) The Presbyterians knew this was coming; in fact at least one voted against divestment citing his fear of just ...
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