Saturday, March 26, 2011

Normally don't blog on Shabbes, but

I normally try to avoid blogging on Shabbat, but as part of my Shabbes reading, I came across this interview with Rick Jacobs, the newly designated head of the URJ. Worth a read. You can find it at the JTA. Two quotes:

"“There’s no anti. It’s all pro,” he said. “Nothing Jewish is alien to us. Reform Judaism is an evolving and profound expression of the Jewish tradition. Its essence is to respond to the call of God and to the imperatives of the day.”"

“We want to make exciting synagogues the norm,” he said. “Synagogues cannot wait for people to walk into their buildings. The synagogue has to walk into the public square and engage people, particularly Jews in their 20s and 30s. People still crave and need a deep sense of community.”

No comments:

Post a Comment