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Chabad of Poway

 

Once again, we mourn - in sadness, in anger, but not with surprise.

Acts of violence, hatred and terror affect us all, and they also happen in a particular place and time. Chabad of Poway lost a member of their community yesterday. Their sacred space was defiled with a centuries-old hatred newly reinvigorated. The Jewish community mourns with Chabad, and together we will rise. Am Yisrael Chai.

Let us also remember that events like these...

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  The world is changing, so the Consultation on Conscience is, too.

This year’s Consultation on Conscience – the Reform Movement’s flagship social justice conference – will be the largest in history, welcoming more than 1,000 Reform Jewish social justice leaders from congregations and communities across North America.

We believe in the power and momentum that our Movement can harness when we come together in a single place for a shared cause. That’s why this Consultation will focus on helping social justice leaders building their skills...

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Rabbi Jonah Pesner speaking at a podium with the sign "NO BAN ACT"

This post is adapted from remarks offered by Rabbi Jonah Pesner at the No Ban Act press conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, April 10. Photo courtesy of Muslim Advocates.

Good morning. I'm a rabbi and leader of the Reform Jewish Movement, the largest and most diverse denomination in Jewish life. I am joined here today by many, many of members...

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Participants writing letters

At a women’s retreat sponsored by Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA, Cory Amron, attorney and president of Women Lawyers On Guard, and Beth Singer, principal of Beth Singer Design, designed a potent social action experience for attendees. The group wrote individual letters of support and encouragement to victims of unthinkable events, and also people who are fighting the good fight. They wrote to fire fighters in California, to the Tree of Life Synagogue community, to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Parkland families, Dr....

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Another fantastic L’Taken season has come and gone. Over six weekends, 2,000 Reform Jewish high school students joined us in Washington, D.C. to explore our nation’s Capital, engage in meaningful learning about Judaism and social justice, and make their voices heard in the halls of Congress.

Check out our top 8 moments from the 2019 season of the Bernard and Audre Rappaport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar - and then register to join us for the 2020 season!

1. Reform Jewish teens led the way on gun... Read More