October 20, 2014 · 26 Tishrei

Join Us

Key Topics

Give

Reform Jewish Leader Commends the President and the Senate on their Leadership against Human Trafficking
In response to the Senate’s unanimous decision last week to ratify the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement noting, "In ratifying the United Nations Protocol, the U.S. sends a powerful message to other governments regarding our commitment to the prevention of human trafficking and to the protection of its victims in a comprehensive manner."

Saperstein: In ratifying the United Nations Protocol, the U.S. sends a powerful message to other governments regarding our commitment to the prevention of human trafficking and to the protection of its victims in a comprehensive manner.

Contact: Alexis Rice or Liz Kaplan 202.387.2800

Washington, October 12, 2005 - In response to the Senate’s unanimous decision last week to ratify the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

We commend the President and the Senate for their recent actions as part of a worldwide effort to end an egregious form of modern-day slavery.  Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry that exploits primarily women and children, robbing them of their humanity.  In ratifying the United Nations Protocol, the U.S. sends a powerful message to other governments regarding our commitment to the prevention of this crime and to the protection of its victims in a comprehensive manner.

For the Jewish community, as we observe the High Holy Days, this is a season of renewal, of rich new possibilities. We pray that the coming year will bring peace and comfort to the victims of these devastating crimes. 

### 

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism , whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews , and the Central Conference of American Rabbis , whose membership includes more than 1800 Reform rabbis.



Chai Impact Action Center
Take action on these top issues!

 

 
Travel Justly, Social Action Prayers, Program Bank, Holiday Guides Travel Justly Social Action Prayers Social Action Program Bank Holiday Guides
© Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, 1996-2013
View our Privacy Statement
URJ CCAR