Official Launch of

We are excited to announce that the new website is out of “beta” mode and now officially launched! is the first website to provide a wealth of Jewish information through a Reform Jewish lens. Our intended audiences are affiliated Jews, unaffiliated/unengaged Jews, and those who are just curious. Our goal is to provide visitors with engaging content that represents the best that the Reform Movement has to offer. We hope to enrich the site by showcasing the great work from your congregations, so please keep this in mind and send us your suggestions and ideas! Rabbi Dan Levin’s video on what you need for a seder is a great example of this, as well as an article about chametz and kitniyot by Rabbi Eric Berk and Rabbi Paul Kipnes. If we decide to include your contribution, we will include full credit and a link back to your site.

Some easy ways to contribute include:

– Suggest a prayer or blessing to add to the site’s searchable index of prayers and blessings
– Suggest a blog post
– Suggest a recipe
– Suggest an event to add to the calendar
– Send us a link to a video your congregation has produced, or anything else you’d like to share.

Visitors can comment on nearly any page of the site, and can interact with the site in many other ways as well, including:

– Ask Tina Wasserman a question about Jewish cooking
– Ask a rabbi a question about Judaism
– Find a Judaism class near you
– Find a congregation near you
– Find an event near you
– Send a free e-card
– Find information and commentaries on any Torah portion
– Find a Jewish baby name
– Find a mohel/mohelet

And finally, we have launched a new video on the home page of the site that introduces Reform Judaism to visitors. It is also featured on YouTubeWe invite you to use this video and embed it on your websites to welcome new visitors. 

As a reminder: if you are on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, or Pinterest, we encourage you to follow the URJ and share the information that we put out on these social networking channels.

More developments, improvements, and additions are expected in the coming months. Please take some time to explore the site and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

A zissen Pesach, Shabbat Shalom, and a good weekend to all…

Jill Peltzman
Digital Media Director
Union for Reform Judaism
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Posted on March 24, 2013, in 2013, March, Ram's Horn. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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