MattFidel (he/him) is an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Through his work, he helps lead the Reform Movement's criminal justice reform efforts. Matt is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Each year, the Reform Movement honors the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by commemorating the Shabbat nearest to MLK Day as Shabbat Tzedek. On this Shabbat, we remember the life and work of Dr.
Over 2 million incarcerated people live in our nation’s prisons and jails, more than any other country in the entire world. Our prison population has increased 500% since 1977 and 20% of prisoners in the U.S.