Union For Reform Judaism

Type: Organization
Name: Union For Reform Judaism
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Community Open Houses at Temple Emanuel

Open Houses Set for Sunday, Sept, 7 and Friday, Sept. 12Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Road, will hold a Community Open House at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. The open house will begin with a service followed by light refreshments.On Friday, Sept. 12, Tot ... [Published Andover Patch - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

The AIPAC Wars are Underway Again

AIPAC—the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—is a lobby created by American Jews and devoted to improving relations between the United States and Israel. Every 5 or 6 years a book or major article is published, containing an “exposé” on how AIPAC ... [Published TIME.com - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Repairing A Relationship With Presbyterian Clergy

In late June, when the three innocent Israeli teenagers kidnapped by Hamas had not yet been found murdered and the Jewish world still only feared the worst, the Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly voted to “selectively divest” from three companies ... [Published Jewish Week - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Enjoy the Jewish High Holy Days in Marietta

High Holy Day Services begin Wednesday evening September 24, 7pm, with Erev Rosh Hashana and end October 4th with Yom KippurCongregation Ner Tamid invites you to attend Jewish HighHoly Day services with us.Services will be held at our new permanent location, ... [Published Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

The Prince and Princess of Jewish Music Find New Love

Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson's Fairy Tale CollaborationCourtesy of Josh NelsonRoyal Couple: Josh Nelson and Neshama Carlebach, partners in music and loveBy Paul Berger Published August 24, 2014, issue of August 29, 2014 .Once upon a time there was ... [Published Forward - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Reform Movement Condemns Murder of Journalist James Foley and Spreading Influence of ISIS (8/22/14)

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 -- The Union for Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center issued the following news release:The leaders of the Union for Reform Judaism, Central Conference of American Rabbis and Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism today posted ... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Rabbi's decision touches on Jewish identity

By SHARON OTTERMANNew York Times News ServiceNEW YORK — Leafy affluent Park Slope embodies the challenge facing modern American Jewry: Though many Jews live there, few are observant. So it was no small feat when Rabbi Andy Bachman took the helm of Congregation ... [Published Cape Cod Online - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 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 - Aug 22 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]

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...  "I've been following David's activities for 30 years," the conservative Rabbi Aryeh Spero stated.   "I'm not confident he will address the greatest threat to religious freedom today...radical Islam's oppression...of Christians across many parts of the world as well as its threats against Jewish people."
"Andy has been there for us when we really needed him, so we are sad and disappointed" said Laurie Gelles, a temple member for 20 years
...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."

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Gulf Coast’s LGBT residents mark Katrina annive... [Published Washington Blade - Aug 29 2014]
Community Open Houses at Temple Emanuel [Published Andover Patch - Aug 29 2014]
Is Obama’s New Ambassador for Religious Freedom... [Published Family Security Matters - Aug 28 2014]
Around Lexington [Published Wicked Local Lexington - Aug 28 2014]
In American Jewish Politics Regarding Israel, t... [Published TAPPED - Aug 27 2014]
The AIPAC Wars are Underway Again [Published TIME.com - Aug 27 2014]
Repairing A Relationship With Presbyterian Clergy [Published Jewish Week - Aug 27 2014]
Enjoy the Jewish High Holy Days in Marietta [Published Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch - Aug 26 2014]
The Prince and Princess of Jewish Music Find Ne... [Published Forward - Aug 24 2014]
Reform Movement Condemns Murder of Journalist J... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 23 2014]
Rabbi's decision touches on Jewish identity [Published Cape Cod Online - Aug 23 2014]
Solis-Cohen Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Sept. ... [Published The Reporter Group - Aug 23 2014]
Temple Emanu-El in Westfield a beloved and cari... [Published Suburban News - Aug 22 2014]
Riverway reaches young Jews outside the synagog... [Published Heritage Florida Jewish News - Aug 22 2014]
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]
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In American Jewish Politics Regarding Israel, t... [Published TAPPED - Aug 27 2014]
The following is reprinted with permission from  Religion Dispatches . Follow RD on  Facebook  or  Twitter  for daily updates. In late July, a group of young American Jews gathered outside the New York offices of the Conference of Presidents of Major ...
The AIPAC Wars are Underway Again [Published TIME.com - Aug 27 2014]
AIPAC—the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—is a lobby created by American Jews and devoted to improving relations between the United States and Israel. Every 5 or 6 years a book or major article is published, containing an “exposé” on how AIPAC ...
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. ...
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