Throughout history, Jews have remained firmly rooted in Jewish tradition, even as we learned much from our encounters with other cultures. Nevertheless, since its earliest days, Reform Judaism has asserted that Judaism is not frozen in time. It is not an heirloom. Judaism should be a living fountain. Reform Judaism believes in the principal of personal responsibility. Each and every one of us has a right and responsibility to engage with Jewish culture, history, tradition and law to decide how to live a meaningful and valuable Jewish life.
The positions of the Reform Movement are based primarily in two sources: Resolutions adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism, and resolutions adopted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis.