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Reform Jewish Movement to Convene 2017 Consultation on Conscience: Building the World We Want

Media Advisory
April 28, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Graham Roth
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism will host its largest ever leadership conference in Washington, DC, bringing together rabbis and activists from across North America

Reform Jewish Movement to Convene 2017 Consultation on Conscience: Building the World We Want

Reform Jewish Movement Lauds Passage of Proposition 57 in California

For Immediate Release
November 9, 2016

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202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Jewish Movement Lauds Passage of Proposition 57 in California

Faith Leaders Convene Sentencing Reform Summit at California Capitol

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Max Rosenblum, The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, MRosenblum@rac.org, office: 202-387-2800
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Faith Leaders Convene Sentencing Reform Summit at California Capitol

RAC Leader Commends Executive Order on Solitary Confinement

Washington, D.C., January 26, 2016 – In response to President Obama’s executive order to limit the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons...

RAC Leader Commends Executive Order on Solitary Confinement

Death Penalty for Boston Bomber Doesn't Deliver Justice

Washington D.C., May 15, 2015 -- In response a federal jury's decision today to condemn Boston Marathon bombing perpetrator Dzhokar Tsarnaev to death, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, made the following statement: 

Death Penalty for Boston Bomber Doesn't Deliver Justice

Published: 05/15/2015

Religious Action Center Associate Director Submits Comments on Community and Police Relations

Testimony of Barbara Weinstein
Associate Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
The Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Task Force Listening Session: Building Trust & Legitimacy

Religious Action Center Associate Director Submits Comments on Community and Police Relations

Reform Movement Mourns Slain NYPD Officers and Prays for Healing

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Claire Shimberg
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Washington, D.C., December 22, 2014 — In response to the murders of two New York City police officers on Saturday afternoon, Union for Reform Judaism President, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, delivered the following statement:

Reform Movement Mourns Slain NYPD Officers and Prays for Healing

Victory for Transparency in Criminal Justice as Senate Passes Death in Custody Reporting Act

Rachel Laser: "This bill will begin to help address some of the concerns about fairness and equality of law enforcement that many minority communities hold today."

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Claire Shimberg
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Washington, D.C., December 11, 2014 - In response to the Senate passing the Death in Custody Reporting Act, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Victory for Transparency in Criminal Justice as Senate Passes Death in Custody Reporting Act

Reform Movement Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Claire Shimberg
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Washington, D.C., November 24, 2014 — In response to the grand jury decision in the case of the death of Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Steve Fox, Chief Executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Reform Jewish Leader Lauds Bush's Signing of Bill to Aid Ex-Offenders

Pelavin:“This bill offers ex-offenders a fair chance at reducing the likelihood of returning to crime, welcoming them back into society with the belief that they can and will better their lives.”

Contact Sean Thibault or Kate Bigam
​202.387.2800 | news@rac.org 

In response to President George W. Bush’s signing into law of the Second Chance Act, (H.R. 1592), Mark J. Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Jewish Leader Lauds Bush's Signing of Bill to Aid Ex-Offenders