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Emma Lazarus – Author of the Famous Sonnet on the Statue of Liberty – “The New Colossus”

Raising the Voices of Jewish Women: A Special Monthly Series by the Society for Classical Reform Judaism. Until the twentieth century, the voices of Jewish women – accounts of their

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 Beautiful and Moving New Union Haggadah

THE NEW UNION HAGGADAH Now Available at a Special 40% Discount For Friends and Supporters of the Society for Classical Reform Judaism     Courtesy of the CCAR This beautiful volume, edited

In Memory of Edward Meyer Ackerman (July 23, 1928 – October 1, 2016)

With deep regret and in affection and respect, the Society for Classical Reform Judaism announces the recent passing of our Founding Board Member and Benefactor, Edward M. Ackerman.Edward M. Ackerman,

Sounds of the Shofar and Their Meaning

The High Holy Days would not be complete without the magnificent sounds of the Shofar.  In every Reform congregation I have served, and in most Reform congregations today, we sound

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

Tragedy in Paris: SCRJ Mourns and Calls for Action

Rabbi Howard Berman’s statement in response to the terrorism in Paris.  Here is an excerpt. “In the face of the ongoing spread of violence and bigotry against our fellow Jews

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 New Union Haggadah, Revised Edition, Now Available for Purchase!

THE NEW UNION HAGGADAH, Revised Edition Blends the best of the old and the new! This thoughtful update of this beloved Haggadah preserves the elegance and beauty of the original version

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