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Beyond Temple Isaiah

By clicking on the following links you will discover how easy it is to feel connected to the wider Jewish world.

Union for Reform Judaism   http://www.urj.org/
The Union for Reform Judaism provides vision, direction and leadership to Reform Jews and congregations on spiritual, ethical, social justice and management issues, offering programming support to Reform Jewish congregations and strengthening individual Jewish identity and growth.

Women of Reform Judaism   http://www.womenofreformjudaism.org/
Women of Reform Judaism is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents more than 65,000 women in over 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world.

Religious Action Center   http://rac.org/
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (“the RAC”) is the Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism (Union). The RAC has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation’s capital for more than 40 years. The RAC educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on issues from economic justice to civil rights to religious liberty to Israel.

Progressive Jewish Alliance   http://www.pjalliance.org/
The Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) was founded in 1999 by Jewish Angelenos seeking to assert an authentic progressive Jewish presence in the campaigns for social justice in Southern California, home to the nation’s second largest city and second largest Jewish community. PJA educates, advocates and organizes on issues of peace, equality, diversity and justice, as a progressive voice in the Jewish community and a Jewish voice in the progressive community. Over the past ten years, PJA has created a new model of Jewish community organizing, and has reinvigorated the progressive Jewish landscape in Los Angeles.  In February 2005, PJA opened a San Francisco Bay Area chapter – our first expansion.

Sinai Memorial Chapel   http://www.sinaichapel.org/
Sinai Memorial Chapel is a full-service, non-profit funeral home guided by the principles and practices of Jewish tradition. Our mission is to serve the Jewish community of the San Francisco Bay Area regardless of affiliation or non-affiliation.

Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay   http://www.jfed.org
The Jewish Community Federation is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive local Jewish community, and to enhancing the well being of Jews in the East Bay, Israel and throughout the world.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay   http://www.jfcs-eastbay.org
Formed in 1877, JFCS/East Bay is a nonprofit, nonsectarian agency dedicated to supporting the social and emotional well-being of Alameda and Contra Costa county residents. JFCS/East Bay offers a broad range of supportive services, including individual and family counseling, support for the special needs of parents and children of all ages, and specialized assistance for older adults and their caregiving family members.

Contra Costa Jewish Day School   http://www.ccjds.org
The Contra Costa Jewish Day School is a community Jewish Day School located on the Temple Isaiah campus, that serves families from all over the East Bay. CCJDS promotes academic excellence through a rich curriculum of general and Judaic studies.


Interfaith Families

Interfaith Family Connection   http://www.interfaithfamily.com
InterfaithFamily.com, Inc. is the online resource for interfaith families exploring Jewish life and the grass-roots advocate for more welcoming Jewish communities. This resource is for everyone touched by interfaith relationships where one partner is Jewish, on every topic of interest to them, and for everyone who works with and cares about them.

Building Jewish Bridges: Outreach to Interfaith Families   http://buildingjewishbridges.org/
Building Jewish Bridges offers workshops, couples groups and other programs to help you find answers to questions about family life, religious identity, and religious practice.  Couples come together in a warm, supportive environment to share their questions & concerns, hopes and ideas.  Many couples continue to be friends long after their groups conclude.

Union For Reform Judaism: Interfaith   http://urj.org/life/interfaith/
For over 30 years, Reform Judaism been committed to welcoming interfaith couples into our community. Interfaith issues impact entire families. Grandparents, parents and children all face challenges posed by differing religions and cultures. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. We are here to serve as a resource for you and your extended family.


Judaism, Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation

Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity   http://www.jewishmosaic.org/
Jewish Mosaic partners with Jewish organizations, communities, and individuals of every denomination to create a world where all Jews are fully included in communal life, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Founded in summer 2003 and based in Denver, Colorado, Jewish Mosaic is the first national organization dedicated to helping the Jewish world become more open, accessible, and welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews and their families.

Twice Blessed: The Jewish GLBT Archives Online   http://www.onearchives.org/twiceblessed/index.html

The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah   http://glbtjews.org/
The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah consists of around 50 member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The World Congress holds conferences and workshops representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender Jews around the world. The focus of these sessions varies from regional, national, continental, to global.


Israel

Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism   http://www.impj.org.il/Eng/Index.asp
The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) is Israel’s liberal Jewish religious movement, and a constituent member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

Israel Religious Action Center   http://www.irac.org/
IRAC occupies a unique place in the social and religious landscape of Israel, infusing social justice advocacy with the spiritual energy and humane worldview of Progressive Judaism. IRAC, the public and legal advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel, was founded in 1987 with the goals of advancing pluralism in Israeli society and defending the freedoms of conscience, faith, and religion. IRAC uses litigation, legislation, public policy and advocacy to advance civic equality. These activities have established IRAC as a leading Jewish organization working to strengthen the democratic character of Israeli society.

Kehilat Tzur Hadassah   http://www.geocities.com/tzurhad/engindex.html
Kehilat Tzur Hadassah is Temple Isaiah’s Israeli sister congregation located in the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)    http://www.arza.org/
ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America - the Zionist arm and voice of the Reform Movement in the United States - endeavors to make Israel fundamental to the sacred lives and Jewish identity of Reform Jews. As a Zionist organization, ARZA champions activities that further enhance Israel as a pluralistic, just and democratic Jewish state.

World Union for Progressive Judaism   http://wupj.org/
he World Union For Progressive Judaism is the international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, serving 1,200 congregations with 1.7 million members in more than 40 countries.