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Classical Reform Videos Now Posted on our Website!

As a part of our commitment to providing Classical Reform resources, we are now posting videos of Classical Reform worship Services, programs and interviews with Classical Reform leaders. You will

SCRJ to be Featured at the National Convention of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ)

The Society had a significant presence at the URJ Biennial gathering of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) in San Diego, on December 10-14, 2013.  Three thousand delegates from America’s

Beyond Thanksgivukkah: A Deeper Celebration of Our Heritage as American Jews

There has been a great deal of interest surrounding the unusual confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah this year. The hype of the “Thanksgivukkah” craze, with humorous ideas for joint holiday

Happy New Year! Prayers and Readings for the High Holy Days

A very Happy New Year to you all!  If you have never experienced a Classical Reform High Holy Day Service, I think you will enjoy reading the Society’s Special High

What is Classical Reform? A Personal Response by a Jew by Choice | Guest Blog by Jamison (Yaakov) Painter

What is Classical Reform?  Clearly it is more than a style of worship.  Although the stately sounds of organs and choirs and use of the Union Prayer Book are a

Reliving Sinai: Shavuot and the Tradition of Confirmation in Reform Judaism

  Did you know that…”…..as early as 1817, confirmation reflected the major Reform principle of gender equality by including both girls and boys-becoming the first (very radical) opportunity for an

Reflections of Remembrance and Healing in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings

One unbelievably short week ago this past Friday, I and members of our Central ReformTemple family were completing our ten day pilgrimage and study mission in Israel. On that day,

A SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE REFORM ADVOCATE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL REFORM MUSIC

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Our Reform Musical Tradition: Some Personal Reflections Rabbi Howard A. Berman Executive Director, The Society for Classical Reform Judaism One of the most distinctive dimensions and enduring legacies of the

ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF OPEN THE GATES UNTO US !

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Highlights of the Music of the High Holy Days in the tradition of Classical Reform Judaism This recording of the great musical highlights of the High Holy Days reflects a

“Let all who are hungry come…” Passover: A Special Opportunity for Jews by Choice

Did you know that:  “While the traditional interpretations of the Exodus in the Haggadah tended to emphasize the particular meaning of the story for Jews themselves, the early (Jewish) Reformers