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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.

Jewish Disability Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill for Day of Action

Contact: Rebecca Dinar
On Tuesday, February 4, more than 275 people living with disabilities and their allies will arrive on Capitol Hill for the 10th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD). Participants from Jewish Federations, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and other Jewish organizations across the United States will urge Congress to support two pieces of legislation: the ABLE Age Adjustment Act and the Margie Harris-Austin Act.

Reform Jewish Movement Denounces Decision Weakening the Affordable Care Act

Contact: Sarah Garfinkel
“Yesterday’s decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals invalidating the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate moves our country one step closer to a health care disaster. Although the law remains intact while judicial review continues, this ongoing assault on the ACA is a shameful disservice to Americans in every state, sowing fear that essential health care will be taken away or become simply unaffordable."