Thanksgiving Prayer for our Country

The Society for Classical Reform Judaism joins Jewish communities and organizations around the country in giving thanks for our nation.  We are privileged to live in this beautiful land, where

In Memory of Edward Meyer Ackerman (July 23, 1928 – October 1, 2016)

With deep regret and in affection and respect, the Society for Classical Reform Judaism announces the recent passing of our Founding Board Member and Benefactor, Edward M. Ackerman.Edward M. Ackerman,

Coping with this Alarming Presidential Campaign

During this year’s Yom Kippur services, I found several prayers particularly timely and compelling.  Three of them, titled “Failures in Truth,” “Failures in Justice,” and  “Failures in Love,” jumped off

Yom Kippur’s Kol Nidre Prayer and Music

The Kol Nidre prayer is one of the most powerful, recognizable and beloved prayers in Jewish liturgy.  It is heard only once a year, at the beginning of the Yom

Sounds of the Shofar and Their Meaning

The High Holy Days would not be complete without the magnificent sounds of the Shofar.  In every Reform congregation I have served, and in most Reform congregations today, we sound

The New Summer Reform Advocate

Including the Feature Article: Society’s Partnership with Hebrew Union College Enters a New and Expanded Phase And Two Moving Personal Stories from Classical Reform Supporters: “How I Became Captivated with

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

Important Survey on Inclusive Worship and Interfaith Families

Does the Amount of Hebrew in a Worship Service Affect How Welcome You Feel in a Congregation? May 20, 2016 A Pew Research Center study reports that in the last

NEW ISSUE OF THE REFORM ADVOCATE!

This new issue of The Reform Advocate includes moving stories from three interfaith families who have found spiritual homes in Classical Reform congregations.  All were drawn to these congregations by

REFORM ADVOCATE Winter 2016

Featured in this issue… Moving stories from three interfaith families who have found spiritual homes in Classical Reform Congregations A compelling new understanding of the evolution of Reform Judaism, presented