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URJ Camp Newman Announces Summer 2018 Plans

Olympic size pool at California State University Maritime Academy; courtesy Just three weeks after deadly wildfires caused widespread destruction throughout Northern California, resulting in significant damage at the camp’s physical location in Santa Rosa, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) has announced that URJ Camp Newman will be housed for...

Building Capacity for Change in Congregational Education through Communities of Practice

Photo credit: URJ By Julie Lambert, RJE [This is the tenth in a weekly series of posts from a coalition of institutions across the continent devoted to nurturing the emerging transformation of congregational and part-time Jewish education. The series is curated by the Leadership Commons at the William Davidson Graduate School of Education of The...

How Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Revolutionized Our B’nai Mitzvah Tutoring Program

By David Shukiar When you walk into the social hall at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, CA, on a Tuesday evening, you’re met with a cacophony of sound coming from the 70 people inside. As you enter, you can make out some of the conversations of the 35 pairs working in chevruta, listening to Hebrew as our tutors teach the 25 prayers to their...

Union for Reform Judaism receives grant to expand Youth Engagement with New Youth Professionals Training Program

Photo courtesy The Northeast Teen Collective (a project of URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps) Continuing the success of the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Campaign for Youth Engagement, the URJ announces the Youth Professional Training Fellowship for early career youth professionals in congregations. This new fellowship, funded by a $141,000...