Reform Judaism is living Judaism. It is a religious philosophy rooted in nearly four millennia of Jewish tradition, whilst actively engaged with modern life and thought. This means both an uncompromising assertion of eternal truths and values and an open, positive attitude to new insights and changing circumstances. It is a living evolving faith that Jews of today and tomorrow can live by.
In this spirit, the Movement for Reform Judaism supports individuals, rabbis and synagogues in 42 communities across the UK to meet their spiritual, social and educational needs and to reach out to new members and the wider community. It is inclusive and welcomes anyone on a Jewish journey of any sort.
We are unequivocally Zionist and have a non-negotiable commitment to the State of Israel and its security, believing that the pursuit of peace is the highest ideal and priority. We are deeply committed to democracy and dedicated to building bridges – both between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs and between Israeli Jews and Palestinians on the West Bank and in Gaza.
“The UK Task Force is a hugely important initiative helping to create understanding of the challenges and opportunities for all Israel’s citizens. These are the essential precursors to ensuring Israel continues in the image of its founders, with equality and social justice for all.”
Ben Rich, Chief Executive, The Movement For Reform Judaism
11 October 2011
The Movement for Reform Judaism issued a press release to mark Finchley Reform Synagogue becoming the first individual synagogue to join the UK Task Force on
5 April 2011
British Jews can strengthen Israel by reaching out to the country’s Arab minority. That was the message delivered to more than a hundred guests packed
10 February 2011
The first ever UK Task Force study trip to Israel took place from the 23 – 27 January 2011. Based in Nazareth, over fifty representatives