Proposed 2021 URJ Interfaith Inclusion Resolution

The Center is organizing a grass roots effort among Reform congregations to propose a resolution the next time the Reform movement considers resolutions (the 2021 Biennial convention has been postponed due to COVID). The resolution would commit the movement to the goal of full inclusion of interfaith families and partners from different faith backgrounds.

As of June 15, 2021, twenty congregations have voted to propose the full inclusion resolution:

  • Temple Micah, Denver CO
  • Makom Solel Lakeside, Highland Park IL
  • Temple Shalom of Newton, Newton MA
  • Congregation Micah, Nashville TN
  • Congregation Shir Ami, Cedar Park TX
  • Congregation Bnai Yisrael, Armonk NY
  • Beth Shalom, Cary NC
  • Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills CA
  • Temple Sinai, Sarasota FL
  • Congregation Emanu-El, Spokane WA
  • Shir Tikvah, Minneapolis MN
  • Central Reform Congregation, St Louis MO
  • Temple B’nai Shalom, East Brunswick NJ
  • Temple Sinai, Las Vegas NV
  • Kol Tikvah, Woodland Hills CA
  • Temple Har Shalom, Park City UT
  • Temple Beth Am of Northern Westchester, Yorktown Heights NY
  • Temple Emanuel of the Merrimac Valley, Lowell MA
  • Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation, Southington CT
  • Temple Beth Israel, Redding CA

For the text of the resolution, see: Proposed Resolution: On Full Inclusion of Interfaith Families and Partners from Different Faith Backgrounds (PDF)

For background material, see: Proposed URJ Full Inclusion Resolution Background Material (PDF)

For a form temple boards can use to vote to propose the resolution, see: Form for Temple Board Resolution (PDF)

If you are interested in having your congregation join in this effort, please Connect with the Center.