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Important Survey on Worship and Interfaith Families

Does the Amount of Hebrew in a Worship Service Affect How Welcome You Feel in a Congregation? By The Society for Classical Reform Judaism (posted May 11th on interfaithfamily.com) A

Historic First Reform Service at Western Wall!!!

On Thursday, February 25, Rabbi Ada Zavidov (center in photo above), of Kehilat Har-El, Jerusalem, and Rabbi Zachary Shapiro (left), of  Temple Akiba, Culver City, California, in the framework of

eBook Edition of New Union Prayerbook Now Available

New Union Prayer Book, Sinai Edition  ePrayerbook Experience the Beauty of Classical Reform Sabbath Services and more… Image of the New Union Prayer Book eBook on  iPad.  When you click

SCRJ’s Growing Number of Publications

Since the founding of the Society for Classical Reform Judaism in 2008, we have created and fostered a growing body of liturgical, musical and scholarly literature that have filled a

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Call to Justice & Prayer

We have not Reached Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Mountaintop! As one Black writer, Ronde Lee, so poignantly wrote: “Recent events are stark reminders that we have not reached the

Tragedy in Paris: SCRJ Mourns and Calls for Action

Rabbi Howard Berman’s statement in response to the terrorism in Paris.  Here is an excerpt. “In the face of the ongoing spread of violence and bigotry against our fellow Jews

In Their Own Words: Today’s Classical Reform Supporters

This summer issue of The Reform Advocate highlights the very moving stories of six Classical Reform supporters who answer the question: What drew you to Classical Reform Judaism? or Why

The True Meaning of the Orange on the Passover Seder Plate

More than an estimated 10,000 haggadahs are in print – more than anyone could read in a lifetime.  Of those I have used, one of my favorites is the Feminist

The New Union Haggadah to be Published March 2014

The Society for Classical Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of AmericanRabbis Press have collaborated to publish  The New Union Haggadah, a revised edition.  The original Union Haggadah was published in 1923,

Classical Reform Videos, Music, and Audio Files – A New Feature on Our Website!

As a part of our commitment to providing Classical Reform resources, we are now posting videos and audio files of Classical Reform Services and educational programs. You will find these