What is our Mission as a Movement?
If we go back to the years of classical rabbinic Judaism, to the time of the Talmud, we find that Judaism was full of discussion and debate – admittedly just between rabbis. Since then, Judaism has become much more regimented and inflexible.
However, we live at a time when people, rightly, question authority. We have grown up and learned to think for ourselves. Above all, we have discovered that there is seldom, if ever, one right way that works for everyone.
In fact, each of us is responsible for his or her personal Jewish journey and there are many of them, many paths, many ways.
The mission of the Movement for Reform Judaism is to reach out to people and meet them ‘where they are’ in the world of the 21st century with all its opportunities and ideas; violence and moral cynicism. We are there to engage with people and facilitate the individual journey, which can take many different forms and paths.
We are there for all Jews who want to think for themselves, who want to walk their own particular Jewish walk but accept that they are also part of a people, responsible for community, bearers of a tradition, prepared to commit to journeying on together.
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