We Stand With Israel
Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) is a part of the Reform Movement through the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) actively participates in many URJ programs and services. Nearly 900 congregations in the United States and Canada are a part of the URJ.
The URJ provides a broad and deep array of programs and services to its congregations and their members, focusing resources on accomplishing what no individual congregation or person could do individually. The URJ 2020 Vision focuses on several priorities: strengthening congregations; providing audacious hospitality and welcoming all who are interested in living a richer Jewish life; tikkun olam; and youth engagement. Through these initiatives it works with, supports, and connects congregations to be strong, adept, and agile. The URJ welcomes all who seek to participate in creating a world of wholeness, compassion, and justice. It inspires and motivates more young Jews to connect to Judaism and fosters meaningful connections to Israel. Together with such partners as the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the American Conference of Cantors (ACC), the National Association of Temple Administrators (NATA), Women of Reform Judaism(WRJ), Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ), among others, the URJ builds these connections by providing access to a plethora of advocacy opportunities and programmatic, educational, youth, professional, and leadership development.
Names are listed in alphabetical order.
Karen Rivo (TBS Past President) serves on the North American Board of the URJ, the URJ Israel and Reform Zionist Committee, and the 2020 URJ World Zionist Congress Leadership Cabinet.