Community Links

  • NoVA/Greater DC area resources
  • Reform Judaism
  • Youth Resources
  • Social Justice
  • Israel
  • Jewish Holidays
  • Torah

NoVA/Greater DC area resources

Jewish Community Relations Council
The central community relations agency of the organized Jewish community in our nation’s capital

Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
Offers a wide range of counseling, educational and career services, in-home support, hospice and nursing care and social services – care provided by highly skilled and caring staff of mental health and nursing professionals

Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Northern VA
Conveniently located in Fairfax, VA, the JCC offers quality programs, including a licensed preschool and day camp, sports and fitness programs for all ages and engaging active retiree programs for seniors. Activities and services emphasize Jewish culture, identity and values to people of all backgrounds

Reform Judaism

Union for Reform Judaism
The Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of the Reform Movement in North America

What is Reform Judaism
A brief introduction to Reform Judaism

Hebrew Union College
The Seminary of the Reform movement

Central Conference of American Rabbis
The professional organization of Reform Rabbis

The World Union for Progressive Judaism
The international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, serving 1,200 congregations with 1.7 million members in 42 countries

Men of Reform Judaism
The men’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism

Women Of Reform Judaism
The women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism

Directory of North American Reform Jewish Congregations
This directory contains the name, location and phone number of congregations associated with the Union for Reform Judaism, and a link to the congregation’s Web site

Youth Resources

North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)
The national youth group for reform High School Students

NFTY Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR)
Our NFTY Region

Camp Harlam
The Union for Reform Judaism’s camp in our region, located in the Pocono Mountains in rural Pennsylvania

6 Points Sports Academy
The Union for Reform Judaism’s new sports camp, located in Greensboro, NC

Social Justice

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
The advocacy arm of the Union for Reform Judaism

AVODAH:  The Jewish Service Corps
The Jewish Service Corps strengthens the Jewish community’s fight against poverty in the United States.

Israel

Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)
ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America – the Zionist arm and voice of the Reform Movement in the United States

Jewish Holidays

Jewish Holidays
Learn about the Jewish holidays and explore the customs and traditions of Reform Jews throughout North America.

Torah

Reform Voices of Torah
Weekly online Torah commentary provided by the Union for Reform Judaism

Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust and Museum

In 1942, a group of members of Prague’s Jewish community devised a way to bring the religious treasures from the deserted communities and destroyed synagogues to the comparative safety of Prague.  The Nazis were persuaded to accept the plan and more than 100,000 artifacts were brought to the Museum.  Among them were about 1,800 Torah scrolls.  Each was meticulously recorded, labeled and entered on a card index by the Museum’s staff with a description of the Scroll and the place it had come from.