With each passing month, it becomes clearer that the current administration and Congress are committed to undermining our immigration system at every turn. In June, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in a statement that the Deferred Action for
Max Antman (he/him) is a fifth-year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Prior to beginning his studies, Max worked as a community organizer and legislative staffer at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the United Nations Foundation in Washington D.C, where he focused on issues of racial equity, global health advocacy, LGBTQIA+ equality and immigration. Max is a trained diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, and has facilitated training courses for communities and organizations in the areas of anti-bias, cross-cultural dialogue, whiteness and white supremacy. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Max attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minored in English and Jewish Culture and Society. Max is passionate about the interplay between Judaism and policy, and is committed to creating accessible and inclusive Jewish spaces in the United States and elsewhere.
When I started working at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism almost a year ago, I was impressed with the level of LGBTQ awareness and sensitivity I experienced in the office.
On July 20, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the DREAM Act of 2017, a bill that would provide certain immigrants who were brought to the United States as children with a pathway to legalized status and eventual citizenship
On May 30, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a groundbreaking ruling in favor of Ashton Whitaker, the transgender student plaintiff in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District. In a unanimous decision, the court upheld the preliminary...
On Sunday, June 12, 2016, the largest and deadliest mass shooting in American history occurred at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.