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Reform Jewish Leader Responds to Anti-Semitism at Chicago "Dyke March"

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2017

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Contact: Max Rosenblum
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Leader Responds to Anti-Semitism at Chicago "Dyke March"

Published: 06/27/2017

Reform Jewish Leader Responds to NC Legislature Failing to Repeal HB 2, the So-Called "Bathroom Bill"

For Immediate Release
December 22, 2016

Contact: Max Rosenblum: 202-387-2800, news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Jewish Leader Responds to NC Legislature Failing to Repeal HB 2, the So-Called "Bathroom Bill"

Published: 12/22/2016

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner's Testimony in Opposition to First Amendment Defense Act

On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), whose over 900 congregations include over 1.5 million Reform Jews across North America, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), which represents over 2,000 Reform rabbis, I submit this statement for the record in strong opposition to the First Amendment Defense Act, H.R. 2802

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner's Testimony in Opposition to First Amendment Defense Act

Interfaith Sign-on Letter in Opposition of First Amendment Defense Act

In advance of tomorrow’s hearings on Religious Liberty and H.R. 2802, the ‘First Amendment Defense Act’ (FADA), the undersigned organizations, representing a diverse group of beliefs and faith traditions, write to express our opposition to this measure, (S. 1598/H.R. 2802), introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representative Raúl Labrador (R-ID). We would ask that this letter be included as part of the official hearings record.

Interfaith Sign-on Letter in Opposition of First Amendment Defense Act

Reform Jewish Movement Hails End of Ban on Transgender Service Members

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2016 – In response to the announcement that the Pentagon will lift the ban on transgender troops, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Jewish Movement Hails End of Ban on Transgender Service Members

Reform Leader Condemns Horrific Attack on Orlando Nightclub

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Tracy Wolf
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Reform Leader Condemns Horrific Attack on Orlando Nightclub

Faith Groups Thank Obama Administration for Guidance on Transgender Students

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2016 – In response to the Obama administration’s May 13 guidance, directing public schools to ensure transgender students can access facilities that align with their gender identity and expression, over 30 faith groups sent this letter commending this important step for equality and inclusion of transgender and gender non-conforming people:

Faith Groups Thank Obama Administration for Guidance on Transgender Students

Published: 06/10/2016

Reform Movement Leader Commends Obama Administration on New Inclusion Guidelines for Transgender Students

Washington, D.C., May 13, 2016 – In response to the letter sent today from the Obama Administration to all public schools directing them to ensure transgender students access to facilities consistent with their gender identity, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Leader Commends Obama Administration on New Inclusion Guidelines for Transgender Students

Published: 05/13/2016

RAC Leader Condemns Protests at LGBT Conference

Washington, D.C., January 25, 2016 – In response to hateful protests at a pro-Israel LGBT event...

RAC Leader Condemns Protests at LGBT Conference

Published: 01/25/2016

Reform Leader Commends LGBTQ Task Force for Reversing Decision to Cancel Reception with Israeli Group

Dear Rea:

On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), whose membership includes more than 2,000 Reform rabbis, I write to commend you for your renewed commitment to holding a reception sponsored by A Wider Bridge and featuring the Jerusalem Open House at your convention this week.

Reform Leader Commends LGBTQ Task Force for Reversing Decision to Cancel Reception with Israeli Group