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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

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

eBook Edition of New Union Prayerbook Now Available

New Union Prayer Book, Sinai Edition  ePrayerbook Experience the Beauty of Classical Reform Sabbath Services and more… Image of the New Union Prayer Book eBook on  iPad.  When you click

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Call to Justice & Prayer

We have not Reached Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Mountaintop! As one Black writer, Ronde Lee, so poignantly wrote: “Recent events are stark reminders that we have not reached the

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

Tragedy in Paris: Society for Classical Reform Judaism Speaks Out

The Society for Classical Reform Judaism expresses its sorrow in the face of the tragedy that has unfolded in Paris this past week.  We join all people of conscience throughout the

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

In Their Own Words: Today’s Classical Reform Supporters

This summer issue of The Reform Advocate highlights the very moving stories of six Classical Reform supporters who answer the question: What drew you to Classical Reform Judaism? or Why

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