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Martin Luther King Day: Continuing the Fight for Racial Equality

Martin Luther King Day: Continuing the Fight for Racial Equality When President Obama was elected, many of us thought that we were entering a post racial age. We now know

CHANUKAH AND THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

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,

Interfaith Opportunity Summit

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

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

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

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

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

Historic First Reform Service at Western Wall!!!

On Thursday, February 25, Rabbi Ada Zavidov (center in photo above), of Kehilat Har-El, Jerusalem, and Rabbi Zachary Shapiro (left), of  Temple Akiba, Culver City, California, in the framework of