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Publications

Read the New Fall Issue of The Reform Advocate!

Including:

The High Holy Days from a Reform Jewish Perspective                                    The Society Launches New Camp Education Project
“Celebrating Interfaith Marriages”: The Story Behind Its Creation

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Inspiring Classical Reform Music

Listen to Two Recordings of Louis Lewandowski’s Famous “Halleluyah ” (Psalm 150)

and Read More about the composer and the role of this Psalm in liturgy.


Raising the Voices of Jewish Women:
Past and Present

December, 2017
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.

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This Month In
Our Reform Heritage

December, 2017
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.
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WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT CLASSICAL REFORM JUDAISM?
HERE ARE 7 DISTINGUISHING PRINCIPLES

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recovering-jewishness Recovering Jewishness: Modern Identities Reclaimed by Frederick S. Roden

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Thanksgiving and the Jewish Tradition

Thanksgiving and the Jewish Tradition: We are all Descendants of the Mayflower! by Rabbi Howard A. Berman. "Pilgrims Going to Church" by George Henry ...
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Louis Lewandowski’s Spirited “Halleluyah” (Psalm 150)

Louis Lewandowski's Spirited "Halleluyah" (Psalm 150) Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894) was a famous choir director and Cantor, and a prolific composer of Jewish liturgical music.  His ...
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Reflections on Independence Day

Reflections on Independence Day... “Let us rededicate ourselves to continue, with love and devotion, to do our part, as Americans and as Jews, to build ...
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