Reform Judaism is a vibrant Jewish movement that affirms the central tenets of our religion: God, Torah and Israel. We believe that all human beings are created in the image of God, and that we are God’s partners in improving the world. Tikkum olam-repairing the world- is a hallmark of Reform Judaism as we strive to bring peace, freedom, and justice to all people.
Reform Jews accept the Torah as the foundation of Jewish life. It is both a record of our people’s ongoing relationship with God and a source of spiritual comfort and wisdom. It is a living document that enables us to confront the challenges of our everyday lives.
Reform Judaism has enabled the Jewish people to change as needed while at the same time preserving tradition. Reform Jews are committed to the principle of inclusion. We reach out to Jews-by-choice and interfaith families, encouraging them to embrace Judaism. We consider children Jewish if they are the child of a Jewish mother or father, if the child is raised as a Jew. We are committed to the equality of women in all areas of Jewish life. We were the first movement to ordain women rabbis and ordain women cantors. We are committed to the full participation of the LGBT community in synagogues and society at large.
Reform Judaism remains firmly rooted in Jewish tradition. Our emphasis is on learning and growing in our relationship with others and with God, and doing our best to make this world a better place.
To learn more, visit www.reformjudaism.org.