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Immigration and Refugees

Reform Jewish Leader Strongly Opposes Latest Attempt at a Discriminatory Ban on Entry to the United States

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2017

Contact: Max Rosenblum
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Jewish Leader Strongly Opposes Latest Attempt at a Discriminatory Ban on Entry to the United States

Reform Jewish Leader Opposes Expected Discriminatory Executive Order on Refugees and Entry to the United States

For Immediate Release
January 25, 2017

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

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Jewish Leader Opposes Expected Discriminatory Executive Order on Refugees and Entry to the United States

Reform Movement Rejects Calls for New Limits on Syrian Refugees

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Landman
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., November 17, 2015 – In response to calls for new limits on Syrian refugees in the wake of the recent attacks in Paris, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Rejects Calls for New Limits on Syrian Refugees

Reform Movement Urges Even Greater US Response to Global Refugee Crisis

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Landman
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., September 21, 2015 - In response to Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that the U.S. would increase the number of refugees admitted to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Urges Even Greater US Response to Global Refugee Crisis

Union for Reform Judaism Appeals For International Response to Refugee Crisis: Urgent Plea to U.S. Government Leaders, and Action Steps for North American Citizens

Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154
Max Rosenblum at 202-387-2800

“Difficulty Cannot Be an Excuse for Inaction in the Face of this Humanitarian Crisis”

Union for Reform Judaism Appeals For International Response to Refugee Crisis: Urgent Plea to U.S. Government Leaders, and Action Steps for North American Citizens

Nation's Rabbis Call on Congress to Pass Immigration Reform Now

Rabbis: From Abraham's journey to Canaan, to our Exodus from Egypt, to today, we are a people that has over millennia continuously been expelled, been rejected, been freed, and been welcomed. This history of migration, coupled with the most-often repeated biblical commandment to love the stranger inspires our advocacy for immigration reform that is common sense, compassionate and reflective of America's history as a nation of immigrants.

Nation's Rabbis Call on Congress to Pass Immigration Reform Now