Posts Tagged ‘Reform Judaism’

Kutz Camp of the Reform Jewish movement in Warwick, N.Y.

Reform Movement’s Kutz Camp To Close After Next Summer

Teen leadership program spawned music, religious practices, leaders. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor In a statement Wednesday, Rabbi Rick Jacob, president of the Union for Reform Judaism announced that the movement’s Kutz Camp, a summer camp for teen leadership development, will close after the 2019 summer session. “URJ Kutz Camp has long been at the…

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a mailbox with the number "20" on it in front of some greenery

Letters – October 4, 2018

Girls Have the Right to Say No My family and I read with great sadness the story of Ethan Bean’s too-short life (Sept. 13, page 10). We are immeasurably thankful to his family for sharing his story and his struggle with the community, and I am certain that their bravery will help others and save…

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Orthodox Jews. Modern Orthodox

What is Orthodox Judaism?

Some of the consternation regarding Modern Orthodox Rabbi Asher Lopatin stems in no small part from a lack of familiarity with the history and development of Orthodox Judaism itself. The term “orthodox,” derived from the Greek words orthos (correct) and doxa (belief or path), means “the correct belief” or “correct path.” Orthodox Judaism insists there…

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Chris Harrison, one of many Jews of Color

Jews Of Color

Converting to Judaism is the best decision I’ve made in my entire life. It has given me the chance to connect to my Jewish heritage that was unfortunately quelled due to American Christian hegemony. It has provided me with a path of righteous love, a rich and endless depth of wisdom and insight, and a…

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