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December 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
In a resolution by its policy-making board, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations urged blacks and Jews to "condemn extremists in their midst" and undertake "additional programs of dialogue and conciliation." Declaring that black-Jewish relations have fallen to their lowest point in history, the Reform Judaism group urged "healing the wounds that have been opened by the sad events of the recent past," a reference to black-Jewish tensions in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The Rev.
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May 27, 1995 | From Religion News Service
Reform Jewish leaders have selected a self-described "baby boomer" to head North America's largest Jewish denomination as it struggles to balance a commitment to liberal social action with growing calls for more traditional religious expression. Meeting in Philadelphia last weekend, trustees of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Reform movement's congregational umbrella, voted to confirm its search committee's selection of Rabbi Eric Yoffie, 47, of Westfield, N.J., as president.
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May 13, 1995 | JOHN DART
The world's largest synagogue sits in scenic splendor atop Sepulveda Pass, a quiet giant strategically positioned between the large Jewish populations on Los Angeles' Westside and in the San Fernando Valley. Stephen S. Wise Temple, a 18-acre complex at the northern edge of Bel-Air with picture-window views of the Valley, has roughly the same number of families--about 3,000--as the famed Congregation Emmanu-El on Manhattan's 5th Avenue.
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May 13, 1995 | JOHN DART
The world's largest synagogue sits in scenic splendor atop Sepulveda Pass, a quiet giant strategically positioned between the large Jewish populations on Los Angeles' Westside and in the San Fernando Valley. Stephen S. Wise Temple, a 18-acre complex at the northern edge of Bel-Air with picture-window views of the Valley, has roughly the same number of families--about 3,000--as the famed Congregation Emmanu-El on Manhattan's 5th Avenue.
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May 27, 1995 | From Religion News Service
Reform Jewish leaders have selected a self-described "baby boomer" to head North America's largest Jewish denomination as it struggles to balance a commitment to liberal social action with growing calls for more traditional religious expression. Meeting in Philadelphia last weekend, trustees of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Reform movement's congregational umbrella, voted to confirm its search committee's selection of Rabbi Eric Yoffie, 47, of Westfield, N.J., as president.
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October 18, 1986 | Associated Press
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, representing the Reform wing of Judaism, has issued a 17-unit course designed to help Jewish teen-agers say "no" to pressures of religious cults.
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September 13, 1986 | Associated Press
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, representing the Reform wing of Judaism, has issued a 17-unit course designed to help Jewish teen-agers say "no" to pressures of religious cults. Among other things, the material suggests means of evaluating "pie-in-the-sky promises," analyzing recruitment tactics and avoiding "entrapment."
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January 17, 1987
Rabbi James Lee Kaufman of Temple Beth Hillel will be the first recipient of the "Opening Doors Award" at the biennial convention of the Pacific Southwest Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, to be held Sunday in Newport Beach. Kaufman is being presented with the award by the Commission on Jews with Disabilities of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles for devising the Moses Program, an integrated project for Jews with and without disabilities.
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December 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Reform Judaism's synagogue union praised President Bush's leadership since Sept. 11, while urging him to preserve civil liberties during the war on terror. The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, representing more than 900 liberal synagogues, issued the resolution at its biennial conference. The union praised Bush as a model of service and tolerance for trying to protect civilians in U.S. airstrikes and for condemning "our home-grown fundamentalists."
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November 1, 1992
Sam Brand, 77, dean of publicists for Jewish organizations on the West Coast. His clients included the Jewish Homes for the Aging, which he represented for 30 years, and the Hebrew Union College, which he publicized for more than 25 years.
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December 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
In a resolution by its policy-making board, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations urged blacks and Jews to "condemn extremists in their midst" and undertake "additional programs of dialogue and conciliation." Declaring that black-Jewish relations have fallen to their lowest point in history, the Reform Judaism group urged "healing the wounds that have been opened by the sad events of the recent past," a reference to black-Jewish tensions in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The Rev.
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July 8, 2000 | Associated Press
Reform Judaism's Union of American Hebrew Congregations has admitted seven new synagogues for a total of 902, the first time U.S. and Canadian affiliates have exceeded 900. The new member synagogues are in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington state. In all, 16 congregations have joined in the past year. "Clearly, the strength of our programs and the power of our religious philosophy are important attractions," said President Eric Yoffie.
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