Reform Judaism


  • A liberal, progressive branch of Judaism that emphasizes choice through knowledge.

Example Sentences

  • I went to a Reform synagogue as a child.

Languages of Origin


Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


North America


Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)


Common uses: Reform temple, Reform movement, Reform Jews. Sometimes referred to as "Reformed," a use many Reform leaders disapprove of.

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