Movement for Reform Judaism
Sinai is a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism, formally the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (note: Reform and not Reformed since the process of dynamic growth and change is ongoing, as it has always been in Judaism).
The Movement for Reform Judaism is the umbrella organisation for all Reform Synagogues in Britain. It was founded (as the RSGB) in 1942 though the first Reform Synagogue in Britain, West London Synagogue, goes back to 1840. The Movement has grown very significantly over the last 60 years.
The Movement for Reform Judaism supports the Synagogues through the provision of a wide range of services – from prayer books and other publications through youth, student and young adult support to leadership training. It provides extensive educational support through the Leo Baeck College-Centre for Jewish Education. It supports the Movement’s Assembly of Rabbis who provide religious leadership. The Assembly maintains a Beit Din (religious court) that deals with all status matters (conversion, divorce, adoption etc.) and maintains an Association of Mohalim, who are all qualified doctors, to perform circumcisions.
The Movement for Reform Judaism also spearheads social action work, support for Jews in the former Soviet Union and a wide range of Israel focused programmes. The Movement for Reform Judaism represents its members within British Jewry, Britain and beyond. It is the advocate for Reform Judaism nationally.