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 your Senators to support S. 1 and make the promise of democracy real for us all

Last November, despite the pandemic and a patchwork of barriers to the ballot box across the country, more than 159 million Americans voted in the 2020 elections, the highest rates seen in over a century. However, some elected officials want to roll back this progress by creating more barriers to vote. The right to vote is fundamental in a democracy and we must ensure that elections are accessible for all. The For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1) is a broad bill, that among its provisions, will protect the freedom to vote by establishing national standards for federal elections and ensuring that voter registration and voting options are equally accessible across the United States.

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Front of Supreme Court building

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

NFTY Teens Advocate at Texas Capitol for Voting Rights

July 19, 2021
On Monday, Democratic state legislators in Texas walked out of the capitol building and flew to Washington, DC aboard private jets. This move broke the quorum of the Texas House, currently preventing the legislature from effectively operating, and consequently, from passing Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3 which would restrict the freedom to vote. I took a charter bus to the Texas Capitol in Austin on Tuesday with fellow NFTY regional board member and RAC organizer Ronen Wenderfer where we teamed up with partner organizations to hold a rallied press conference, meet with legislators, and drop off postcards at their offices.

Press Releases

Union for Reform Judaism and ADL Launch Critical Partnership to Combat Antisemitism and Hate

Amid an alarming rise in antisemitic rhetoric and violence, the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the largest and most diverse Jewish movement in North America, and ADL (Anti-Defamation League), the world’s leading anti-hate organization, will join together in a multifaceted partnership to provide Reform congregations with the tools needed to address antisemitism in their communities.

Reform Movement Calls for Voting Rights Legislation After Harmful Supreme Court Decision

“The right to vote in safe, free, and accessible elections is fundamental to the promise of American democracy. We are deeply disappointed by today’s Supreme Court decision upholding Arizona voting laws that have made it particularly difficult for Latinx, Native American, and Black voters to make their voices heard in elections. This decision jeopardizes Arizonans’ and all Americans’ right to vote.