Reform Movement News

Hello all! My name is Maya Skaarbrevik. I'm here to tell you a bit more about myself and my new role as the Jeneration Fieldworker! To introduce myself, I'm 23 years old and have just graduated from Sussex University with a degree in psychology with cognitive science. Before I knew [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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RSY-Netzer, together with René Cassin – the Jewish voice for human rights are supporting the Snowdrop Project, as Movement Worker Tom Sadan explains. At Veidah 5777 (RSY-Netzer's annual conference), René Cassin ran an incredible educational session on the lives of these victims, with a focus on what is left for [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger of West London Synagogue contributed her ‘Pause for Thought' on BBC Radio 2. Click here to listen to the broadcast. The post Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger's Pause for Thought: 12 July 2017 appeared first on The Movement for Reform Judaism. [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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There is nothing sacred in suffering—it's time to bring in assisted dying, argues Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue in this piece for Prospect Magazine. Click here to read the piece in full on the Prospect Magazine website. The post Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain on assisted dying appeared first on The [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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Wimbledon Synagogue is looking to hire a rabbi This is an opportunity to lead and work with us, immersing yourself in all aspects of the community, and help us brighten the light of Judaism in South London A bit about us… •We're a dynamic, thriving community •The largest synagogue south of the Thames with [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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On a warm, dry Friday night this July, the field at the back of the large church in Radlett was filled with Erev Shabbat song. Radlett Reform Synagogue held a pop-up Erev Shabbat picnic which included a lively guitar-led Kabbalat Shabbat service. Chair of the synagogue, Irene Blaston, commented “it was great [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
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Rabbi Miriam Berger of Finchley Reform Synagogue sees a clear future for the Jewish community in this piece for The Jewish Chronicle. Click here to read the piece in full on The Jewish Chronicle website. The post Rabbi Miriam Berger on declining synagogue membership appeared first on The Movement for Reform Judaism. [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
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Rabbis Daniel Smith (left) and Steven Katz (right) Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue held their inaugural special Shabbat and Civic Service on 15 July. The two local MPs, two mayors, local and national dignitaries joined over 450 people in this memorable celebration. Reform Judaism was represented by Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers. Organiser of [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
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Photos: Giselle Brosnahan Shirei Chagigah, Reform Judaism's biennial music conference, took place from 6-9 July, with four days of workshops, concerts and prayer. The conference was run by Cantor Zöe Jacobs of Finchley Reform Synagogue, who brought over a faculty of four renowned Jewish music experts from the USA: Rabbi Ken [...]
Fri, Jul 14, 2017
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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner reacts to a new report, Synagogue membership in the United Kingdom in 2016 produced by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Click here to read the piece on The Jewish News website. The post Synagogue report tells a tale [...]
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
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Reform rabbis join other religious leaders in calling for inclusive relationships and sex education in schools in a letter to The Guardian. We congratulate the government for ensuring – through the Children and Social Work Act 2017 – that relationships and sex education (RSE) will soon be taught in all schools [...]
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
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