Just in time for Hanukkah, we at the Reform Movement are thrilled to announce a little something we’ve been working on – a new website! ReformJudaism.org is designed for Reform and unaffiliated Jews, as well as those wishing to learn more about Reform Judaism or Jewish life in general.
Want to learn more about Jewish holidays and traditions? Find Jewish activities & crafts to do with your family? Send fun holiday e-cards to loved one? Read moving personal stories of Jewish concern written by Reform Jews across the world? ReformJudaism.org is for you. You’ll also find: recipes for Jewish comfort food and new twists, plus the opportunity to ask questions of Chef Tina Wasserman; a Jewish baby name guide; prayers and blessings for every occasion; social action ideas for nearly every Jewish holiday… the list goes on.
What will happen to this blog, now that we have an exciting new website with a blog of its own? Starting now, RJ.org will be a space for stories about congregational life and Movement activity, a sort of insider’s blog, if you will. We hope you’ll keep reading along – but we hope you’ll add ReformJudaism.org/blog to your list of regular reading, as well. On that blog, we’ll feature the more personal essays about the ins and outs of Jewish life, like this one from Rabbi Meir Azari on the future of Israeli politics and this one from Jewish athlete David Stanley on how sports informed his view of race relations.
What will happen to our existing website? For the time being, URJ.org will continue to function in its current capacity, though it, too, will soon face a transition as we design that site to become more congregation-centric, serving as a programmatic and educational resource for clergy, lay leaders, and Jewish professionals.
The new site is – and will continue to be – a Movement-wide effort. It’s still in the beta testing phase, so we hope you’ll go easy on us as we work out the glitches in the days & weeks to come. In the meantime, we hope you’ll explore, educate, & most of all, enjoy!