As a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) TBA has received many benefits. Rabbi Holtz and I are both graduates of Hebrew Union College which is the movement’s seminary. Many of our kids are involved in the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) and attend URJ summer camps. As part of their reorganization they have reached out to our very own Allison Fine to help them become more relevant and effective. As a member of TBA you receive their publication Reform Judaism(RJ) magazine and I hope that you have already read about the “God” Survey. If not here is what you need to know so that you can participate:
The “God” Survey
As you may know, Reform Judaism magazine is conducting The God Survey-a survey of the personal God beliefs of Reform Jews-which we plan to report on in a future issue. Thus far, nearly 750 people have taken the survey, which was adapted from Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro’s survey of his congregants at Sinai Temple, Springfield, Massachusetts. Click to read his article.
If you haven’t yet filled out the survey and would like to be part of the official results, the RJ magazine staff asks that you please take a couple of minutes to complete it. They can speak from experience that it makes you think. It’s also anonymous. And it will provide important information about where Reform Jews are theologically today. Please forward this survey link to congregants, friends, and colleagues.
Do you read your copy of RJ magazine? What has been your favorite topic or article?