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Programs and Events

The RAC hosts a wide variety of programs, conferences, and events focusing on social justice, direct service, or legislative and policy action. From high school students to rabbis, you can find programs for everyone here!

RAC Programs & Events

Held in 2017 from April 30 - May 2, Consultation on Conscience is the Reform Jewish Movement's flagship social justice conference.

This spring, there will be a special focus on issues of racial justice, including the staggering problem of mass incarceration in America.

Every year, the L'Taken Seminars expose thousands of high school students to a variety of public policy issues, Jewish values, and advocacy skills, culminating with a day of direct advocacy with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Registration for 2017-2018 season is open! 

Machon Kaplan is a summer program for undergraduate students interested in Reform Judaism and social justice. Based in Washington, D.C., students work at diverse social justice organizations in the nation's capital and participate in educational programs at the Religious Action Center with like-minded students. Applications for Summer 2017 are open until February 1st.

The Balfour Bricker Rabbinic Seminar and Fellowship program is designed specifically to help rabbis with their social justice work. This 5-day long seminar is designed to help provide the foundational skills to make rabbis more effective social justice advocactes using Jewish texts and advocacy training. 

The Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Program is a year-long fellowship for recent college graduates in every aspect of the RAC's work, from policy research, coalition building, programming for youth seminars, and more. Applications for the 2017-2018 program year are now open!  

The RAC educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more.  We welcome groups to come visit the RAC in Washington, DC and learn about our work, and the Jewish imperative for social justice.

For More Information

For More Information:

If you have any questions about the RAC's Conferences and Programs, please contact:

Rabbi Michael Namath
Program Director
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
2027 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.387.2800
Fax: 202.667.9070
Email: mnamath@rac.org