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The Voice of the Reform Movement

The Union for Reform Judaism represents a vibrant network of nearly 850 Reform synagogues across North America, which foster serious Jewish learning, sacred community, and prophetic justice. As the central address for this congregational network, the URJ speaks on behalf of the entire Reform Movement on a wide range of topics ranging from Jewish observance and ritual, community relations, social justice and much more.

Through our public relations efforts, the URJ expands the reach of our member congregations via the URJ’s trusted leaders, who are quoted frequently in the Jewish and mainstream press and serve to elevate the Reform Movement's values of diversity, inclusion, modernity. Follow the URJ and Reform Movement leaders on social media.

If you would like information about a press release issued before 2001, or any other communications related information, contact the press room. You may also be interested in press releases from the Religious Action Center.

Reform Jewish Movement Decries Mississippi ICE Raid

“Yesterday, what we long feared finally came to pass: a mass immigration raid in Mississippi has led to the detention and possible deportation of nearly 700 immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This action highlights the cruelty and inhumanity of the federal government’s immigration policies."

Reform Movement Welcomes Markup of the Equality Act

Contact: Sarah Garfinkel
“We welcome the House Judiciary Committee’s historic markup of the Equality Act. This bill is long overdue and builds on decades of civil rights legislation, adding much-needed explicit nondiscrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal civil rights law. "