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Louis Lewandowski’s Spirited “Halleluyah” (Psalm 150)

Louis Lewandowski’s Spirited “Halleluyah” (Psalm 150) Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894) was a famous choir director and Cantor, and a prolific composer of Jewish liturgical music.  His body of work includes compositions

View a Beautiful Classical Reform Sabbath Service

Many people who are interested in Classical Reform worship services do not live near a Classical Reform  congregation.  Their only option to experience a Classical Reform service is through audio

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.

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

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

Important Survey on Inclusive Worship and Interfaith Families

Does the Amount of Hebrew in a Worship Service Affect How Welcome You Feel in a Congregation? May 20, 2016 A Pew Research Center study reports that in the last

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

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