Tag - Union for Reform Judaism / URJ

5 Benefits of Making Summer Camp
the Focus of Our Year

By Beth Ellen Young Two years ago, Temple Judea in Coral Gables, FL made a dramatic shift in our K-6 religious education program. We were running a very good religious school, but we were not seeing the results we wanted in the areas of community building, positivity, or skill development. Convinced we needed a new paradigm, we launched J-PLEx:...

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...