Reform Movement News

Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue is seeking an Education Administrator to provide an efficient administration and support service in relation to all the educational activities of the Synagogue and to support the Director of Education and the Education Committees as required. Approx. 30 hours per week during term time (including Tuesday [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
A team player is required to provide both comprehensive logistics support to RSY-Netzer, and management and development of the team of sabbatical staff. A pro-active, self-starter competent using Word, Excel and Publisher, you will be responsible for sourcing suppliers and locations that will result in delivering quality activities within budget. You [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain (Reform) and Rabbi Naftali Brawer (Orthodox) discuss issues in contemporary Jewish life in their regular ‘Rabbi, I have a problem' feature for The Jewish Chronicle. Click here to read the piece on The Jewish Chronicle's website. The post Should a woman bow to her husband's opinion? appeared first [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Click here to download a pdf of Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: Authenticity Context The concept of authenticity in Jewish life is one that exercises many across the denominational spectrum. In this essay, which first appeared in the Jewish Chronicle[i], Rabbi Josh Levy, Rabbinic Partner at Alyth challenges the use [...]
Fri, Dec 01, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild takes a controversial portion of the Torah and applies a Reform Jewish angle. Click here to read the piece on The Jewish News website. The post Bible Says What? We must wrestle with God appeared first on Reform Judaism. [...]
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner shared her Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme on 29 November 2017. Click here to listen to the broadcast We know the power of a story, image or joke that zips around the globe in just a few minutes, possibly evoking laughter out loud [...]
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Mark Goldsmith gives a progressive Jewish view on a topical issue. Click here to read the piece on The Jewish News website. The post Progressively Speaking: Will the Priti Patel affair have lasting consequences for British-Israel relations? appeared first on Reform Judaism. [...]
Thu, Nov 23, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism, is calling today for urgent action in response to “our forgotten refugee crisis”. Since the war in eastern Ukraine began in 2014, 1.8 million people have been forced from their homes by the fighting, including thousands of Jews from Donetsk and Lugansk. Rabbi [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner wrote to The Times on anti-Muslim crime: Dear sir, Dr Omar Kahn, Director of the Runnymede Trust, defines Islamophobia as “anti-Muslim racism”. The next step is to agree on a clear definition of Islamophobia, one to be adopted by the government on a par with antisemitism. This should [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source Reform Judaism
Fifty years ago, on November 13th 1967, the degree of Honorary Doctor of Law was awarded to Martin Luther King by Newcastle University. On the same day, fifty years later, a commemorative congregation was held where four people sharing his ideals, had honorary degrees conferred upon them as Brenda Dinsdale, [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source Reform Judaism