March 2023 Newsletter



Dear Webmasters:

Passover starts next month, and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) can help your congregation prepare with articles, recipes, and blog posts from

Need help preparing for Passover? Whether it's choosing the Haggadah for your community's seder or creating engaging programs for children and families, there is a great deal to do to get ready. Take advantage of the URJ's favorite Passover resources, selected to help you prep!

Holiday print and digital bulletin ads are available. You can use these Passover ads for your congregation's newsletter or bulletin, website, or social media. You will need a Reform Movement Marketplace login to access these ads.

Feel free to share engaging Passover content from with your members! You can also link to these resources from your website or social media accounts. You may repost content on your site or in your bulletin with a link and attribution to

As you prepare for Passover, don't forget to submit the information for your community seder and any other Passover events open to non-members to the calendar on

The period between Passover and Shavuot is called "the Omer." An omer ("sheaf") was an ancient measure of grain and refers to the barley offering brought to the Temple on the second day of Passover. Help your congregants count the Omer by installing our counter on your website. Follow these steps and embed the code provided in The Tent. You can visit to learn more about why we count the Omer.

You can use the Communications group and the RJ Web Builder group in The Tent to share resources, ask questions, and connect with other communities and congregation webmasters.

Joel Emerman
Senior Website Manager
212.452.6579 (Central Time)

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In May, we will be launching a new group of Presidents' Network cohorts - small groups of presidents who meet monthly on Zoom to serve as friends while sharing ideas and challenges. Current presidents report that these groups have been important sources of support. If you are, or are about to become, a congregational president, please complete this short intake form to join a network. For specific questions, contact Barak Malkin at

The Reform Movement Marketplace can connect your congregation with products and services that will reduce costs of running a congregation and simplify day-to-day operations. Create an account and browse the wide array of products and services in the Reform Movement Marketplace.

Save The Date - the URJ's 150th Anniversary!
We are delighted to announce our 150th anniversary celebration will be happening December 15-17 in Washington, DC! Meet with leaders from across our Movement as we reconnect through inspirational and uplifting worship, songs, and learning. We will also begin the process of recovenanting our Movement for the next 150 years. Additional program and registration information will be available this spring. Sign up today to receive updates.

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