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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

East Meets West: The Shofar in Classical Reform Judaism

Jews and their loved ones who attend High Holiday services (Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur), regardless of their level of affiliation, undoubtedly experience the sound of the shofar as one

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,

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

Abraham Lincoln, a “Jewish Saint”

One of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year is Lincoln.  It has been nominated for 12 academy awards, including nominations of Daniel Day Lewis for best actor, Tony Kushner for