URJ Happenings Nov., 2021

From classes to fellowships to Chanukah… There are opportunities from the Union of Reform Judaism for our entire community!

Explore the biblical roots of this ancient Jewish water ritual that has soared in popularity in the last decade. Experience a virtual tour of the Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh of greater Boston – without getting wet! Learn what happens at an immersion and the many reasons – ancient and contemporary – that bring people of all genders to the mikveh waters. ASL Interpretation/Live captioning available with two weeks advance request. Contact Learning@urj.org.

  • Jew v’Nation JOC 2022 Cohort – Application Deadline: November 19, 2021

We’re launching our fifth JewV’Nation Fellowship cohort, the 2022 Jews of Color (JOC) Cohort. This is a six-month fellowship supporting Jews of Color through professional development, networking opportunities, identity work, community building, and the opportunity to engage with leaders in the Reform Movement and beyond. Learn more, apply, or nominate someonetoday!

Lights in our Homes, Light in Our Souls: Hanukkah Mussar with Alan Morinis and Guests -November 21, 2021, 4-5 PM ET

Join The Mussar Institute’s founder Dr. Alan Morinis and guests, as we open the hidden treasury of the Mussar tradition’s teachings on Hanukkah. How can Mussar, and the much-needed soul-traits of determination, persistence, hope, trust, and faith, help us make our celebration of this year’s Festival of Lights even more uplifting as we bring light to our souls as well as our world?

Live closed captioning and/or ASL Interpretation available with two weeks advance request. Contact Learning@urj.org.

  • Celebrate Hanukkah with the Reform Movement as together we bring more light into the world through inspiring music, stories, and teachings. Join us on Facebook Live November 28, 8PM ET. Keep an eye out for more information on other ways to access the video and share with your congregation.
  • Jewish & New-ish: A Supportive Online Space for Those Who Have Recently (0-5 Years) Converted to Judaism–Thursdays, December 9January 13February 10, 8-9 PM ET; Plan to attend 1, 2 or all 3 free sessions.

Have you converted to Judaism in the past five years? Join an online gathering where you can make connections, process your experiences, and continue your learning through a Reform Jewish lens. Ask questions without fear, share triumphs and challenges in a nurturing environment, and continue to explore your journey with Judaism in a community of care. Facilitated by Sue Bojdak (she/her) and Yanira Quiñones (she/her). Live captioning and/or ASL interpretation available with 2 weeks advance request. Contact Learning@urj.org.

Finally, we are excited to share that we are launching new cohorts of both Introduction to Judaism Online and Learn to Read Hebrew for Adults in January 2022. Be in touch with Ellen or Emily (respectively) for questions about either program. Learn to Read Hebrew images and Intro Online images are available for you to share.