Mark J. Pelavin is the Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), a position he has held since May 1996. He is one of the Jewish community's leading legislative strategists, and having worked in Washington for over 15 years, one of its senior lobbyists.
Mr. Pelavin has played a leadership role on the RAC's entire agenda, although he is particularly recognized for his expertise on issues concerning the separation of church and state. He is an expert in confronting the religious right, and his observations and writings have been carried in newspapers across the nation (including the New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today). He is also a frequent guest on radio and television programs.
Mr. Pelavin, an attorney, is also the Associate Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. The commission is the social justice policy-making body of the Reform Movement, relating ethical and spiritual principles of Judaism to the problems of today's world.
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