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Commission on Social Action Letter to Secretary DeVos on Title IX

"Our Jewish tradition’s moral obligation to prevent individuals from experiencing violence is clear and inspires our support for Title IX and other efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence in educational institutions."

The Honorable Betsy DeVos
Secretary of Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Commission on Social Action Letter to Secretary DeVos on Title IX

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

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

Reform Jewish Leader Encourages Members to Attend Hearing on the Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Saperstein: The enactment of WRFA would ensure that people of faith across the United States and, in particular, members of minority religious communities, are not forced to choose between their religious practices and their jobs.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Jessica Weiser
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Leader Encourages Members to Attend Hearing on the Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Reform Movement Urges Gov. Cuomo to Intervene in East Ramapo School District

Contact: Sean Thibault or Howie Levine
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C. May 13, 2014 -- In response to the problems plaguing the East Ramapo Central School District, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, recently issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Urges Gov. Cuomo to Intervene in East Ramapo School District

Reform Movement Urges Co-Sponsorship of Safe Schools and Non-Discrimination Legislation

Rabbi David Saperstein: "As Jews, our tradition and history teach us that we should not stand by as others suffer- we envision a government which 'to bigotry gives no sanction, to persecution no assistance' (George Washington, in a letter to Moses Seixas, 1790). Yet LGBT students are frequently victimized in their own schools and at the hands of their fellow students."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sophie Golomb
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Urges Co-Sponsorship of Safe Schools and Non-Discrimination Legislation

Reform Movement Opposes Revival of DC School Vouchers Program

 Pelavin: "Vouchers are a distraction and a self-interested means of funneling public money into the hands of private, mostly religious, schools while ignoring the needs and wishes of the District's students and parents."

Contact: Eric Harris or Jonathan Backer
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Opposes Revival of DC School Vouchers Program