The world is based on three things Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Chasadim
Acts of loving kindness and compassion. Making the world a better place for all
Repairing the world with good deeds...Healing and transforming those in need
Reform Jews are committed to the principle of inclusion, not exclusion. Since 1978 the Reform Movement has been reaching out to Jews-by-choice and interfaith families, encouraging them to embrace Judaism. Reform Jews consider children to be Jewish if they are the child of a Jewish father or mother, so long as the child is raised as a Jew.
Sermon by Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz
Congregation Schaarai Zedek, Tampa, Fl
December 21, 2012
One year great terror reigned in the village. A cow which had been grazing in the woods was found dead with horrible fang marks on its neck, and a peasant ran trembling into the local tavern crying that he had seen a huge hairy black figure peering at him with fierce eyes out of the darkness of the forest. Thereafter, the children were not allowed out of their homes, and the cheder remained empty and silent with only the rebbe pacing back and forth, weeping bitterly.