Read the New Fall Issue of The Reform Advocate!
The High Holy Days from a Reform Jewish Perspective The Society Launches New Camp Education Project
“Celebrating Interfaith Marriages”: The Story Behind Its Creation
Inspiring Classical Reform Music
and Read More about the composer and the role of this Psalm in liturgy.
Raising the Voices of Jewish Women:
Past and Present
Ray Frank, the “Girl Rabbi of the Golden West”
Ray Frank’s position in American Jewry was truly a novel one. In 1890, she became the first Jewish woman to preach formally from a pulpit in the United States, inaugurating a career as “the Girl Rabbi of the Golden West” that would help to blaze new paths for women in Judaism. Virtually overnight, Frank became a sensation in the Jewish world, and she would remain so for nearly a decade.
This Month In
Our Reform Heritage
Chanukah and the Spirit of American Reform Judaism
The Festival of Chanukah has always had a special significance for American Jews. The story of the Maccabees, recounting of the victory of a small but principled community struggling against tyranny, echoed the struggle for Independence of the United States. The holiday’s ideal of religious freedom and liberty is so deeply reflected in the fundamental values of ourAmerican democratic traditions.