Reform Judaism outreach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Reform Judaism outreach refers to those organizational and educational efforts by the Reform Judaism, Progressive Judaism and Liberal Judaism Jewish denominations meant to reach out and attract Jews and non-Jews, often the spouses and children in cases of Jewish intermarriage, to Judaism and to synagogue attendance.

A number of organizations are geared for these efforts:

Organizations[edit]

  • KESHER is the college outreach arm and campus student organization for Reform Judaism.
  • Netzer Olami (an acronym in Hebrew for "Reform Zionist Youth" (נוער ציוני רפורמי), and Netzer Olami means "Global Netzer".) Together with its affiliate organizations it has approximately 12,000 members worldwide, is affiliated with the World Union for Progressive Judaism and Arzenu (the Zionist arm of the World Union) and is based in Jerusalem.
  • North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) is the organized youth movement of Reform Judaism in North America. Funded and supported by the Union for Reform Judaism, NFTY exists to supplement and support Reform youth groups at the synagogue level. About 750 local youth groups affiliate themselves with the organization, comprising over 8,500 youth members.

Day schools[edit]

Reform Jewish day schools, such as the Leo Baeck Day School.

See also[edit]