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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

The New Summer Reform Advocate

Including the Feature Article: Society’s Partnership with Hebrew Union College Enters a New and Expanded Phase And Two Moving Personal Stories from Classical Reform Supporters: “How I Became Captivated with

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 High Holy Day Experience From the Perspective of Classical Reform Judaism

One of the most distinctive dimensions of the High Holy Days in our tradition is that among the major observances of the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are

SCRJ to Release New CD for the High Holy Days

Building on the success of our first compact disc, “Come O Sabbath Day” , the Society for Classical Reform Judaism is about to release our second recording – “Open the Gates Unto Us: Music for the High Holy Days in the Tradition of Classical Reform Judaism.” Our SCRJ Board member, Cantor Aaron Kaplan of Boynton Beach, Florida, compiled this great program from live recordings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services at Chicago Sinai Congregation, Temple Sinai of New Orleans, and Temple Emanu-El, New York . Read More…