The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
We are living in an urgent time. Reform Jewish communities are pursuing justice through the Brit Olam at the local, state/provincial, and federal levels to bring about a world in which all people experience wholeness, justice, and compassion. This past week, thousands of Reform Jews gathered in Chicago for the URJ Biennial 2019, marking an important moment for social justice engagement across the Reform Movement. In addition to social justice learning sessions and an intensive, we also launched our Movement-wide 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign.
Whether or not you were able to join...Read More
Next year, 2020, is a Census year in the United States. The official count kicks off April 1, Census Day. Here are some resources to help you and your congregation or Reform community get ready and spread the word to get out the count.
1. It’s in the Constitution Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution places the census at the core of its democratic system of governance by calling for a national count of the population every ten years. Responses from the decennial census...Read More
As a person who is passionate about disability rights, I am excited to attend the 10th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) in Washington, D.C. and encourage you to join me and register for JDAD today. Hosted by the Religious Action Center and The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), JDAD is a one-day event on Capitol Hill where Jews with disabilities and their allies learn about disability policy and advocate for positive change. Next year it will take place on February 4, 2020.
Temple Judea is a 2019 Fain Award recipeint for its project, Pathway to Citizenship.
During a high-level meeting with Mayor Garcetti in 2017, Temple Judea learned that Los Angeles has over a half a million residents with green cards who are eligible for citizenship. We decided that as Reform Jews, it is our mandate to help as many people as possible become U.S. citizens.
Our program has three components: 1) eligibility determination, 2) application assistance with legal review, and 3) free classes geared toward passing the...Read More
On November 19, Reform Jews met outside of an immigration court in San Antonio, Texas to protest the administration’s unjust “Remain in Mexico” policy and its attacks on immigrants and the asylum process.
Rabbi Mara S Nathan spoke in front of the court, sharing why, as Jews, it’s our duty to welcome the immigrant and stand up for injustice:
Even before our country’s inception, people came to our shores looking for economic opportunity and freedom from oppression. Sometimes that oppression has been religious, sometimes it has been racial, sometimes it has been socio economic...Read More