The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) – the congregational arm of the Reform Movement in North America – helps to create and sustain vibrant Reform Jewish congregations wherever Reform Jews live. The synagogue is at the very center of Jewish life, transforming individual members into caring, committed Jews, inspiring them to live Jewish lives. The synagogue is the door through which our members encounter a larger entity, K’lal Yisrael, the people of Israel.The Union provides leadership and vision to Reform Jews on spiritual, ethical and political issues. It offers opportunities for individual growth and identity that congregations and individuals cannot provide by themselves, such as camps and Israel programs, study kallot, and national and regional biennials. As a member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the Union connects Reform Jews in North America with Liberal/Progressive/Reform congregations on every continent. The Union represents Reform member congregations and their members in communal organizations such as the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.OUR
The mission of the Union for Reform Judaism is to provide vision, leadership and programmatic support to Reform Jewish congregations and to perpetuate and advance Reform Judaism. Revised and adopted by the General Assembly in Atlanta in December 1995. The URJ website contains hundreds of “pages” of information that can be very helpful to congregational leaders, regional staff members, and others in our Movement. It also includes links to the Web sites of almost 50% of UAHC congregations.
URJ Kesher offers a number of different kinds of trips: National Trips, Campus-Based Trips, Community-Based Trips, a NFTY alumni trip, an ecology and sustainability trip, and an LGBTQ Trip. Nearly every URJ Kesher group is organized separately for 18-22 year-old and 22-26 year-old travelers. Each trip is free, 10-days, and covers all the must see sites of Israel.
A non-profit organization dedicated to fostering local Jewish family history and genealogical research.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, this site provides a “virtual community,” where in one stop you can easily access information and learn about the Cleveland Jewish services, programs, and activities that fit your particular needs and interests, while enhancing your knowledge and love of Judaism.
The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland provides planning, coordination, and direct services throughout the Jewish education system of Cleveland’s Jewish community.
The Hillel Internet Project now reaches thousands of Jewish student leaders throughout the world. These students subscribe to a variety of Hillel discussion lists which focus on general Hillel information, women’s issues, social action, environmental issues, religious topics, and Israel.
The Web site is provided as a resource to the Cleveland Jewish Community in general and the families of the Anshe Chesed and Tifereth Israel Congregations in particular.
ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, is the Zionist arm and voice of the Reform Movement and an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, serving 1.5 million Reform Jews in North America. A Zionist organization, ARZA unconditionally supports Israel and champions activities that further Israel as a pluralistic, just and democratic Jewish state. ARZA is the Reform movement’s vehicle for the engagement of American Reform Jews with all aspects of Israel and emphasizes education, advocacy, travel, and relationship building. Our mission is to make Israel fundamental to the sacred lives and Jewish identity of Reform Jews.
Give gifts of Israel bonds for all your meaningful occasions. Choices include Mazel Tov bonds, starting at $100 with increments of $10, and eMitzvah bonds (available only online) starting at $36 with increments of $18. Visit their website for complete information.