What is Classical Reform Judaism?

SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF CLASSICAL REFORM JUDAISM Excerpts from “A Concise Profile,” by Rabbi Howard Berman     Classical Reform Judaism in one expression of Reform Judaism that is resonating with

The Effect of Hebrew on Worship Satisfaction & Congregational Membership

“INTERFAITH FAMILY AND JEWISH LIFE SURVEY” PREDICTS WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO JOIN A CONGREGATION by Cynthia L. Conley, PhD., MSW; Rabbi Dr. Nadia Siritsky, MSSW, BCC; Rabbi Devon A.

Martin Luther King Day: Continuing the Fight for Racial Equality

When President Obama was elected, many of us thought that we were enteringa post racial age. We now know how wrong we were.  As the President said, while we have

CHANUKAH AND THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

  A reflection by Rabbi Howard A. Berman   The Festival of Chanukah has always had a special significance for American Jews. The story of the Maccabees, recounting of the

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

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

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

New Winter Advocate 2015

                              IN THIS ISSUE: SCRJ Response to the Terror Attacks in Europe A Landmark Gift from