Classical Reform Service Video

View a Beautiful Classical Reform Sabbath Service from Temple Emanu-El NYC Many people who are interested in Classical Reform worship services do not live near a Classical Reform  congregation.  Their

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

Passover: Remembering and Honoring the Role of Women

FOUR COURAGEOUS WOMEN & ONE COURAGEOUS YOUNG GIRL HELPED SAVE MOSES & THE ISRAELITES Yochoved, Miriam, Shifra, Puah, and Batya (Pharaoh’s Daughter) As Passover begins Jews and interfaith families and

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.

Inspiring Interfaith Stories

Inspiring Interfaith Stories: Jews & Muslims Help Each Other Through Trying Times This is the first in a series of interfaith stories about Jews and Muslims working together to combat

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

Interfaith Opportunity Summit – Embracing the New Jewish Reality

Interfaith Marriage Is Now Mainstream The Society recently participated in and helped sponsor an historic first Interfaith Opportunity Summit, organized by Interfaith Family. It was held in October at the

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

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