Reform Movement News

Click here to download a pdf of Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: Death and the Afterlife Context In recent years, a great deal of attention has been directed to the question of what constitutes a ‘good death'. While once the focus of religious life might have been more on what (if anything) [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
West London Synagogue (WLS) are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to be the Youth Education Coordinator. This is a part-time role for 25 hours per week. The role will include providing administrative support to the Head of Education and ensuring the smooth day-to-day administration of the Religion School, Bar/Bat [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Full Time Finchley N3 This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic youth leader to use their skills and experience to work professionally and take them to the next level. Working with youth within our synagogues across the UK, you will write and facilitate sessions and provide support to the [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner appeared on BBC'S Victoria Derbyshire with Muslim and Christian leaders following the Finsbury Park Mosque terror attack. Click here to watch the programme for a limited time. The discussion with the religious leaders starts at 01:18 into the programme. The post Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner on Victoria Derbyshire appeared first [...]
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
I condemn this terrorist attack and send prayers of condolence and strength to those affected. This is not true Britain; this is abhorrent. We must stand together against Islamophobia and all forms of incitement, fighting hatred and extremism wherever it occurs. Today we stand with our Muslim friends in solidarity [...]
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Click here to download a pdf of Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: Birth and New Ritual Context How are Reform Jewish values expressed in practical situations? One way is through the creation of new lifecycle rituals – responsive to our needs, grounded in Jewish texts. Our experience of birth is an example. [...]
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Shirei Chagigah, Reform Judaism's biennial music conference, is not just for people directly involved in music and leading services – anyone who loves music is more than welcome. Here is just a taste of some of the fantastic sessions on offer over our weekend of music and community. Here is a [...]
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner took part in a topical debate on BBC's The Big Questions looking at the ethics of interfering with genes. You can watch the programme here for a limited period. The post Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner considers The Big Questions of ethics and genetics appeared first on The Movement for Reform [...]
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Click here to download a pdf of Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: Prayer and Liturgy Context The liturgy that we hold in our hands as we pray articulates our values, expresses our concerns, provides language and structure for our communal worship. As Reform Jews we believe that it must therefore evolve [...]
Fri, Jun 09, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
The Wimbledon Synagogue needs a Cheder Headteacher; You want to make a difference… The Wimbledon Synagogue Cheder is: • A rapidly growing, exciting Sunday Cheder with over 130 children from pre-school through to GCSE • A strong teaching assistant programme, keeping our young people engaged in the Cheder community after GCSE • Part of [...]
Fri, Jun 09, 2017
Source Reform Judaism