The Reform Movement's Racial Justice Campaign

Join the leaders of the Reform Movement as we examine and address our own behaviors, practices, and policies, through the lens of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) and outwardly to pursue targeted, strategic advocacy that could change laws and policies that impact our society.

Resources for Action After the Capitol Insurrection

Following recent events at the U.S. Capitol building, the URJ hosted a live online event exploring the systemic change we need on the local, state, and federal levels to confront systemic racism and repair our national fabric. Watch a recording and find resources for congregations, Jewish communities, families, and individuals in our shared pursuit of justice.

RAC in Your State

Our state-based affiliates in California, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas build power, mobilize congregations and engage the Reform Jewish community nationwide in the pursuit of justice.

Teen Leadership Programs

The Social Justice Academy and Leadership Development Programs provide meaningful opportunities for high school students. 

Take Action

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Urge Congress to Restore Voting Rights

On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated parts of the Voting Rights Act. In the aftermath of the Court’s misguided decision, many states have tested the extent to which they can legally limit citizens’ access to the ballot box by introducing--and in many cases passing--restrictive voting lawsUrge your members of Congress to support the bipartisan John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would help restore protections against these restrictive voting laws.

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Support the Study and Development of Reparations for Slavery and Systemic Racism

The ongoing wounds of slavery and more than four centuries of entrenched racial oppression continues to impact every part of American society. Systemic disparities and injustices will endure unless proactive steps are taken to acknowledge and eliminate them. Urge your elected officials to cosponsor the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act (S. 1083/H.R. 40).  

Get Involved at The Local Level

RAC in Your State

Our state-based affiliates in California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas build power, mobilize congregations and engage the Reform Jewish community nationwide in the pursuit of justice.

Become a Leader

Leadership Development

We want to empower you to get involved and grow your leadership skills! 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 something for everyone here!

What's New

Press Releases

Faith Organizations' Statement Regarding State Legislation Granting Religious Exemptions to Emergency Orders

As organizations that represent religious denominations or are formally affiliated with religious communities, we express our deep concern about the recent proliferation in a number of states of legislation seeking to exempt houses of worship and religious gatherings from the reach of regulations and emergency orders related to public health issues and emergencies such as COVID-19.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner's Letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland

"I write on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose 850 congregations across North America encompass approximately 1.8 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, with membership of more than 2000 Reform rabbis, to congratulate you on your confirmation as the 86th Attorney General of the United States and to urge you to work quickly to implement policies that address systemic racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system."