Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, offered these as six distinctive features of Reform Judaism:
- We view the Jewish tradition as growing, evolving and always changing, and we celebrate creative change in all areas of ritual and practice.
- We assert that the equality of women in Jewish life is non-negotiable.
- We draw the boundaries of Reform so as to include rather than exclude, and we welcome gays, lesbians, the interma
- We embrace Jewish worship that is creative, dynamic, vibrant and participatory.
- We see tikkun olam as an essential element of our Reform identity – in fact, as the jewel in the Reform crown.
- And we believe in real partnership between rabbis and lay people as essential to our Jewish future.
What do you find to be the distinctive features of Reform Judaism?