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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...

Soul Purpose- Elevating Early Engagement through Social Justice, Literacy and Leadership

By Dale Laing Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism has hosted their 16th annual conference in soulful Memphis, Tennessee which provided rich American culture and history to spear their work together.  The Kallah, Soul Purpose- Elevating Early Engagement through social justice, literacy and leadership welcomed Rabbi Gary P. Zola, The...

5 Ways That A Taste of Judaism® Can Strengthen Your Congregation

by Frieda Huberman Most everyone knows that Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, and a host of other celebrities are interested in Kabbalah, the mystical interpretation that’s part of Jewish tradition. But what about the young man who wants to learn the basics of Judaism because his fiancée is Jewish? Or the longtime...

9 Jewish Education Lessons from the Field

By Michelle Shapiro Abraham Every day I feel honored and humbled by the blessing of my work. Creating youth engagement opportunities for the URJ takes me from synagogues, classrooms, and offices, to camps, retreats, conferences, and preschool programs. The settings are varied but the goal is the same. Our purpose as Jewish educators is to connect...