ACC in the Reform Movement

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The Reform Movement in North America

More than 1 million Americans and Canadians are affiliated with Reform congregations, making Reform Judaism the largest Jewish denomination in North America.

Since its founding in 19th-century Germany, the Reform Movement has embraced modernity, incorporating innovation into all facets of Jewish tradition, education, and life. Reform Judaism’s commitment to social justice for all – women, the disabled, and, indeed, people from all faiths and backgrounds who lack civil and human rights – is a key pillar of the movement, contributing to its popularity among North America’s Jews.

The Reform Jewish Movement comprises nearly 900 congregations in the U.S. and Canada, more than 1,200 congregations worldwide, and the organizations and institutions that support the lay leaders, clergy, and Jewish professionals among its ranks. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform Movement’s North American seminary, is the first and largest Jewish seminary on the continent, with four campuses in the United States and Israel. In addition to ordaining rabbis and cantors, HUC-JIR and its Reform counterparts in Germany and the U.K. also train Jewish educators, nonprofit professionals, and pastoral counselors. (from the Union for Reform Judaism website

Our Partners 

ARJE: Association of Reform Jewish Educators

ARZA: American Association of Reform Zionists

ARZA Canada: Canadian Association of Reform Zionists

CCAR: Central Conference of American Rabbis

HUC-JIR: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

DFSSM: Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR

NATA: National Association for Temple Administration

NFTY: North American Federation of Temple Youth

RAC: Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

URJ Camps: URJ Camps and Israel Program

WUPJ: World Union for Progressive Judasim