It is central to our duty as Jews to continue the sacred mission started at creation of perfecting the world we live in – l’tikkun olam. We heed the calls of our tradition which tell us that we all have responsibility for the wellbeing of our fellow humans. Each time we volunteer we play our part in the sacred mission.
MRJ is built on the dedication of generations of volunteers and our mission is to grow a vibrant Reform Judaism, inspiring individuals and communities with Reform values and traditions.
Our Core Values:
- Creating inclusive, egalitarian communities, valuing difference
- Bringing Holiness into the world by seeking meaning in our lives and a just society for all
- Treasuring the autonomy of the individual, Jewish tradition and the insights of the wider world
How can you help?
Hundreds of people around the country already volunteer within their local synagogue. Perhaps you have volunteered in your synagogue in the past or are interested in another opportunity nationally. There are many different ways you can support Reform Judaism, whether it is a one-off event, a longer term project, chairing a committee or even the larger commitment of being a Trustee. If you are interested in a different role and would like to discuss what might suit your skills and time available please contact our Director of HR, Gilly Shulman.
Our safer recruitment policy also includes volunteering
Help to shape Progressive Judaism for the future
Liberal Judaism and The Movement for Reform Judaism are looking for community members to help to guide the process of forming one united Progressive Judaism movement for the UK.
We are seeking four members – two Liberal and two Reform – to join the overall Advisory Board and people from across our movements to take up positions on a number of Working Groups.
The Advisory Group will give general oversight of the project, and steer the process as we create one unified Progressive Judaism. The Working Groups will look at specific aspects of the new entity, including: governance, finance, assets, relationship with stakeholder communities, and so on.
Those taking on roles will be tasked with building a new vision, solving problems as they arise, and asking the big questions about what a movement can look like for the 21st Century.
All positions are voluntary.
We will be looking to build groups with the range of appropriate skills and experience from across the two movements, so please let us know about you and your experience in as much detail as possible.
You may be asked to interview before being offered a position on one of these groups.
To express your interest in one of these roles, please complete our volunteer application form. The closing date is Monday 26 June.
Northern Chagigah – our conference is taking place in November and has many ways you can volunteer. Whether you’re a whizz at seating plans, love making table decorations, designing programming or wish to share your love of mushroom foraging! If you would like to hear more contact Sarita@rjuk.org
MRJ Trustees are the lifeblood of our organisation. At MRJ they come from a variety of backgrounds and professions and bring so many skills which support the effective running of the organisation.
Being an MRJ Trustee can be extremely rewarding, with new opportunities, skills and
relationships (not just within MRJ, but across the wider community).
It is not just about attending meetings. The role includes representing MRJ at
communal events and occasional visits to some of our communities, interacting with
our staff and volunteers. Trustees contribute to our Movement and can really make
a difference. You can find out more about the different opportunities here. For an informal chat and to find out more please contact Melvin Pedro, HonSec@rjuk.org
MRJ is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and Trustees to actively share this commitment. References will be required for all Committee members. Applicants must also be willing to undergo clearance via the DBS should this be deemed necessary.