Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
March is Women’s History Month, a celebration that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women throughout the nation’s history. This year’s Women’s History Month theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” At the Religious Action Center of...
Clean Air Must Be a Right, Not a Privilege
I spent the first year of the pandemic in South Korea, but even before the pandemic, I wore masks because of the bad air days. South Korea's rapid transition from a war-torn nation to an industrial superpower with a GDP equivalent to the State of New York exacted a terrible cost on Korean air quality.
What You Need to Know About the Case That Can Determine the Future of Medication Abortion
Any day now, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk will issue a ruling in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration et al, a case that asks the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas to order the Food and Drug Administration to rescind its 20-year-old approval of mifepristone (one of two medications commonly used in medication abortion)--a major decision that could pull the drug off the market nationwide.
RAC Day of Action: Building Power for Purpose in Washington D.C.
Reform communities across North America have strengthened our Movement's collective power by engaging voters and advocating for racial justice. Let's continue this work on May 10-11 together in Washington, D.C.
The Reform Movement’s 2023 Campaign for Climate Justice
Power for Purpose: The Reform Movement’s 2023 Campaign for Climate Justice is our opportunity to bring the full strength of our movement together to address the climate crisis and deliver a clean, healthy, and livable future for all communities, particularly those most impacted by climate pollution.
Testimony in Opposition to Nebraska’s LB626 Bill
I am offering testimony today in opposition to LB 626. My name is Rabbi Deana Sussman Berezin and I am one of the Rabbis at Temple Israel in Omaha, a Reform Jewish congregation of 650 families, and a board member of the Nebraska Religious Council for Reproductive Freedom.
Resources for Repro Shabbat
The RAC and WRJ are proud to sponsor NCJW's Repro Shabbat February 17th-18th (Parshah Mishpatim), when the Reform Jewish Movement will join with the wider Jewish community to recommit ourselves to reproductive health and rights.
Turning Around Our Relationship with Earth is a Teshuvah Project
This blog post is adapted from a drash by Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller at Jewish Earth Alliance's January 2023 webinar, The Climate on Capitol Hill, January 2023 with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
Where We're Going in 2023: Our Work is Still not Finished
With 2023 in full swing, leaders and officials at every level are setting their agendas and priorities for the coming year. We continue to be proud of the power we built and mobilized in 2022 as a Reform Movement as we gather to set the agenda for our work in 2023.
Join us to launch Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2023!
The Religious Action Center is excited to continue our partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America as hosts of the annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) on February 15th at 12 PM ET. Registration is officially LIVE!