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Rabbi David Saperstein Joins URJ and RAC as Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2017

NEW YORK - Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) President Rabbi Rick Jacobs announced today that Rabbi David Saperstein will return to the URJ senior staff as Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy. He will assume this new position as of April 1, 2017.Rabbi Saperstein speaking at a microphone

Rabbi David Saperstein Joins URJ and RAC as Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy

Reform Jewish Voice of New York State Applauds Passage of East Ramapo Oversight Legislation

Albany, N.Y., June 17, 2016 – In response to the passage of A.10723/S.8131, a bill in the New York State legislature that will bring much-needed funding and oversight to the East Ramapo School District, Barbara Zaron and Richard C. Laskey, co-chairs of Reform Jewish Voice of New York State, issued the following statement:

Reform Jewish Voice of New York State Applauds Passage of East Ramapo Oversight Legislation

North Carolina RFRA a Threat to the Core American Values of Equality and Religious Freedom

“We strongly oppose the North Carolina Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would allow discrimination against minorities and vulnerable populations. The federal RFRA, by sharp contrast, was designed as a shield to protect an individual’s ability to live out their religious beliefs and practices as promised by the First Amendment, and its goals should not be confused with the intended effect of the North Carolina RFRA.”

North Carolina RFRA a Threat to the Core American Values of Equality and Religious Freedom

Reform Movement Urges House Committee to Oppose Private School Vouchers

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sarah Greenberg 
mrosenblum@rac.org | (202) 387-2800

Reform Movement Urges House Committee to Oppose Private School Vouchers

Published: 02/10/2015

President’s Budget Highlights Key Reform Jewish Priorities, Leaves Some Areas of Concern

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Barbara Weinstein
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

 

Washington, D.C., February 5, 2015 – In response to the release of President Obama’s FY 2016 budget, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

President’s Budget Highlights Key Reform Jewish Priorities, Leaves Some Areas of Concern

Reform Movement Commends Birth Control Compromise

Rabbi David Saperstein: "We commend the Obama Administration for ensuring both access to contraception for all women and the robust protection of religious autonomy."

 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Katharine Nasielski
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Commends Birth Control Compromise

Senate Filibuster of Hobby Lobby Fix Bill Shows Continuing Disregard for Women's Health

Rabbi Saperstein: "The women of America deserve more than to have their rights thwarted by a filibuster, and we hope that the Senate will revisit this legislation in the coming weeks and months. We now call urgently on the leaders in the House of Representatives to bring this bill to a vote as soon as possible."

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sarah Greenberg 
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org 

Senate Filibuster of Hobby Lobby Fix Bill Shows Continuing Disregard for Women's Health

Reform Movement Decries Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood

Rabbis Jacobs, Fox, Feldman and Saperstein: "We urgently call now on the Administration to ensure that all women without contraceptive coverage because of religious objections of their employers - including groups totally exempt under the ACA such as houses of worship - be covered by whatever means necessary."

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sarah Greenberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Decries Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood

Reform Leaders Weigh in on Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Cases at Supreme Court

Rabbis Jacobs, Fox, Feldman, and Saperstein: "We believe that all women must have the right to make their own health care choices according to their faith and conscience - including when it comes to reproductive health."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Greenberg 
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

 

Reform Leaders Weigh in on Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Cases at Supreme Court

Reform Jewish Leader Comments on Senate Tax Reform

 Rabbi Saperstein: "Our progressive tax code allows us to not only meet immediate need while simultaneously reducing our deficits, but also to begin to address the astounding growth in inequality". 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Raechel Banks
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Leader Comments on Senate Tax Reform