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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.

Joint Statement from the URJ, CCAR, RA, USCJ, RRA and Reconstructing Judaism on Solidarity with the ADL and the Importance of Coalitions for Justice

Contact: Lauren Theodore,, 212-650-4154
Today, the URJ and CCAR joined with the Conservative and Reconstructionist Movements to issue a statement affirming our historic and ongoing close partnership with the ADL and our commitment to continuing to work in broad coalitions across lines of faith and race to heal what is broken in our world.

Reform Movement Laments Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Restrictive Contraceptive Rules

Contact: Sarah Garfinkel,, 202-776-7700
Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the consolidated cases of Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania regarding federal regulations allowing employers and universities to invoke religious beliefs to deny contraceptive coverage to employees and students.

Reform Jewish Movement Denounces Supreme Court Decision Allowing Government Funding of Religious Education

Contact: Sarah Garfinkel,, 202-776-7700
In response to the Supreme Court decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue permitting state funding of private religious education, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference on American Rabbis and the wider Reform Movement institutions: