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September 2016


United Nations General Assembly

September has been a busy month for me as one of the URJ’s representatives to the United Nations as part of the Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO), program.

Honey Heller

As I prepare to welcome in the Jewish New Year on Sunday night, I am plagued by the plight of the Syrian people. I am deeply concerned by the silence of the world.

Rabbi Lee Bycel
sunrise, blue sky, clouds, mountains in distance
Sheri Denkensohn-Trott
LGBT Equality Flags

On March 23, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed what has since been labelled “

Max Antman

Each day in this country, we are faced with harrowing truths about how our criminal justice system operates.

Jacob Kraus
Hand holding sign that says "My body my decision"

The Hyde Amendment is about to turn 40, but this is not a happy birthday.

Maya Weinstein
Rabbi Saxe speaking at Refugees Welcome press conference

On Monday, the 71st United Nations General Assembly will meet in New York. Responding to the global refugee crisis will be a key item on their agenda.

Shelby Friedman
Students Advocating for Economic Justice

On Tuesday, the United States Census Bureau released their 2015 data, which offers encouraging sig

Nathan Bennett