- A liberal, progressive branch of Judaism that emphasizes choice through knowledge.
- I went to a Reform synagogue as a child.
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
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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