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May 2016


Funafuti Beach in Tuvalu

This is a time to celebrate the historic steps made toward combatting climate change, with the first ever international commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and

Rev. Fletcher Harper
Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch, Kivie Kaplan and Emily Kaplan at the RAC

Every May, Jewish American Heritage Month offers all of us the opportunity to more deeply engage with the three and a half centuri

Jacob Kraus

“(Every seventh year) that which grows of itself of your harvest you shall not reap, and the grapes of your vine you should not gather; it shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.

Tyler Dratch
Voting rights signs at Capitol

Saturday, June 25 commemorates the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Shelby County v.

Adam Waters

In a northern suburb of Chicago, on a small tract of formerly unused land situated between a commuter train track and bicycle path, an all-volunteer group is doing some amazing work.

Frederick Miller

In January, world leaders launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, pro

Rachel Landman
Jerusalem's Skyline

This is the fifth in a series of posts outlining some of the core issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Reform Movement’s positions on these issues. 

Jacob Kraus

Today, on Endangered Species Day, I am celebrating my favorite animal, the African elephant.

Rachel Landman

Since the beginning of 2016, over 50 pieces of anti-refugee legislation have been introduced on the state and federal level, as anti-refugee sentiment has increased throughout the country.

Rachel Landman