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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

Reclaiming and Renewing Tisha B’Av: A Classical Reform Retrospective

Last year, I did something I had never really done before.  I observed Tisha B’Av, the solemn fast day commemorating and mourning the destruction of the first and second Temples

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

Happy New Year! Prayers and Readings for the High Holy Days

A very Happy New Year to you all!  If you have never experienced a Classical Reform High Holy Day Service, I think you will enjoy reading the Society’s Special High

What is Classical Reform? A Personal Response by a Jew by Choice | Guest Blog by Jamison (Yaakov) Painter

What is Classical Reform?  Clearly it is more than a style of worship.  Although the stately sounds of organs and choirs and use of the Union Prayer Book are a

Reliving Sinai: Shavuot and the Tradition of Confirmation in Reform Judaism

  Did you know that…”…..as early as 1817, confirmation reflected the major Reform principle of gender equality by including both girls and boys-becoming the first (very radical) opportunity for an

Save the Dates: “Reclaiming and Renewing Our (Reform Jewish) Heritage”

Please join us for this year’s March conference on the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion‘s Cincinnati campus.  The Society and the College are celebrating our fourth year of partnership