Central Reform votes to retain URJ membership

Central Reform Congregation will remain a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, according to a statement released by the congregation.

“On Oct. 16, the Central Reform Board of Directors voted unanimously to continue CRC’s membership in the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). This vote followed congregational dialogue about the many benefits of URJ membership and a ‘sense of the congregation’ vote in which CRC members voted overwhelmingly to remain in the URJ. We look forward to continuing our membership in the URJ,” the statement said. In June, the Jewish Light reported that CRC had begun discussions over whether or not to retain its membership in the URJ.

The congregation’s May bulletin said while CRC had been a member of URJ since its founding, there were concerns about increases to the congregation’s membership dues to URJ.