The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
On Friday, April 20, the RAC joined with 9 other Jewish organizations to send a letter to Congress, urging them to hold oversight hearings immediately on Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross' decision to include a new question about citizenship on the 2020 Census. This letter is part of an ongoing campaign of Jewish organizations to protect the integrity of the Census; for more information, read the...Read More
Rabbi Billy Dreskin is a rabbi at Woodlands Community Temple, a Reform Jewish congregation in Greenburgh, New York. Below is the sermon he gave on April 13, 2018 in observance of the nationwide Shabbat for Rohingya Rights.
A horrific story of the Holocaust to share with you. Many of you will know it. Young people might not. But it describes just one small, terrible moment during which only three people died, which was pretty benign for genocide. All you have to do is multiply this moment two...Read More
This piece originally ran as a post on WRJ's blog.
On the day before this year’s Equal Pay Day (April 10th), the day when women's average earnings finally catch up to men's average earnings from the previous year, equal pay advocates received a gift: a favorable court decision. On Monday, April 9, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals released its unanimous decision for Rizo v. Yovino, ruling that employers cannot consider prior salary when determining an employee’s pay. This decision affirmed equal pay...Read More
In January of 1969, Santa Barbara, California experienced an oil spill which devastated the local ecology -- but agitated and mobilized local activists. This group would go on to create the first Earth Day and push the passage of some of the foundational environmental laws of our country including the National Environmental Protection Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Superfund Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
With Earth Day coming up on Sunday, April 22, we honor the work of these environmental...Read More