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Civic Engagement

A man and two women standing at a podium

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center, made the following remarks at the 2019 URJ Biennial in Chicago. 

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Teens standing in front of the United States Capitol building

At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 L’Taken season, we launched the inaugural cohort of the RAC Teen Justice Fellowship with 50 teen

Lizzie Stein
Rabbi Jonah Pesner takes a selfie outside a polling place on Election Day


The U.S. 2018 Midterm Elections were historic in many ways.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner
Letters urging voters to vote YES on Florida Amendment 4


Rabbi Ethan Bair, Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz and Nancy Ratzan

I love talking to strangers. I take after my mother that way. I love to learn about all types of people and hear their stories.

Alicia Harris
Yes on 3 graphic

Over the next two weeks, Reform Jews across North America have a unique opportunity to stand up for justice as Massachusetts becomes a national battleground for transgender equality.

Jacob Greenblatt
Beth El Civic Engagement Leadership Team: (from left to right) Patrice Gotsch, Janet Garber, Cantor Jason Kaufman, Dorrit Lowsen and Rabbi David Spinrad

We are a little less than a month away from the 2018 midterm election in the United States, and we, as Reform Jews, must not forget the power of our vote. Our vote allows us to exercise our voices

Cantor Jason Kaufman

This post originally ran as a Women of Reform Judaism Strategies for Sisterhood Success newsletter item. 

Elizabeth Leff
Child running through a rainbow reflection holding a transgender rights flag

This post is adapted from Rabbi Meyer's Rosh HaShanah 5779 morning sermon. 

Rabbi David J. Meyer