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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF THE UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM

Biennial 212.650.4270 biennial@urj.org

Handles the arranging and implementing of the every two-year event, during which 5,000 Reform Jews gather for five days of study, worship, singing, and decision making

Development 212.650.4140 www.urj.org/development development@urj.org

Assists congregations with the arrangement and implementation of fund-raising campaigns for capital programs, endowments, and planned giving and administers the Fund for Reform Judaism and the Reform Jewish Appeal

Jewish Family Concerns 212.650.4294 www.urj.org/jfc jfc@urj.org

Helps Reform congregations deal with the rapidly changing dynamics of the contemporary Jewish family through the concept of creating caring congregations and by focusing on medical technology, aging, self-destructive behaviors, gay and lesbian inclusion, special needs, changing demographics, and premarital education

Lifelong Jewish Learning 212.650.4110 www.urj.org/educate educate@urj.org

Endeavors to educate Reform Jews, create individuals and communities of Jews with a deeper and fuller commitment to Jewish living, and provide resources to help synagogue educators and teachers in their work

List Maintenance 212.650.4173 listmaint@urj.org

Maintains a record of every Union household and a database of congregational clergy and lay leaders to insure that the members receive up-to-date relevant Union communications

Maintenance of Union Membership 212.650.4170 www.urj.org/mum mum@urj.org

Administers the Proportional Dues Program, the vehicle whereby the members of Reform congregations support the Union for Reform Judaism and Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion

Marketing and Communications 212.650.4221 www.urj.org/communications urj@urj.org

Provides vital information to and maintains contact with congregational leaders to assist them in accessing the Union’s resources and informs them about the Union’s new developments and programs, maintains the Web site, and coordinates the e-mail discussion groups

Outreach and Synagogue Community 212.650.4230 www.urj.org/outreach outreach@urj.org

Works to actively welcome all and to build vibrant, inclusive congregational communities; also provides resources to help congregations succeed in growing as sacred communities that welcome and integrate a diversity of Jews and their families

Social Action 212.650.4160 www.urj.org/csa csarj@urj.org

Assists congregations in establishing effective Social Action Committees and programs, encourages the application of Judaic ethics to contemporary issues, and seeks to apply the insights of Jewish tradition to such domestic and foreign issues as human rights, world peace, civil liberties, religious freedom, poverty, intergroup relations, and other major societal concerns

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