Union of American Hebrew Congregations - Great Lakes Council

555 Skokie Boulevard #225
Northbrook, IL 60062-2833

P: 60062-2833

A revised mission and statement of purpose was adopted by the General Assembly in Atlanta in December 1995...

The mission of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations is to provide vision, leadership and programmatic support to Reform Jewish congregations and to perpetuate and advance Reform Judaism.

To fulfill its mission, the UAHC has four major goals:

To promote the enrichment and growth of Judaism through Reform Jewish congregations.

  • To foster the vibrancy of Reform Judaism through Torah (life long Jewish education), avodah (worship of God through prayer and observance) and gemilut chasadim (the pursuit of justice, peace and deeds of loving-kindness).
  • To support the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion enabling it to train rabbis, cantors, educators and other professionals and scholars who are essential to the spiritual and educational life of our religious community.
  • To be supportive of the State of Israel and the Jewish people wherever they live.