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RAC Teen Justice Fellowship Empowers Teen Organizers

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In the seven years since the RAC Teen Justice Fellowship began, we have seen that teens can create extraordinary change. In the 2023-2024 school year, more than 170 young people from 33 states and provinces were trained as Teen Justice Fellows. These teens see injustice in the world and are united in their dedication to helping repair it.

The Reform Movement’s 2023 Campaign for Climate Justice

Jacob Kraus-Preminger
Power for Purpose: The Reform Movement’s 2023 Campaign for Climate Justice is our opportunity to bring the full strength of our movement together to address the climate crisis and deliver a clean, healthy, and livable future for all communities, particularly those most impacted by climate pollution.

Where We're Going in 2023: Our Work is Still not Finished

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
With 2023 in full swing, leaders and officials at every level are setting their agendas and priorities for the coming year. We continue to be proud of the power we built and mobilized in 2022 as a Reform Movement as we gather to set the agenda for our work in 2023.

A Letter to the 118th Congress

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
This is the cover note of a letter to the 118th Congress outlining the Reform Jewish Movement's policy priorities and urging all Members of Congress to join us in pursuit of a more just and equitable world.

Hate Crimes in 2021: An Incomplete Picture

Rachel Klein
Last week, the FBI released its annual compilation of hate crimes statistics, summarizing all hate crimes reported to the FBI in 2021. While the statistics themselves are grim and disturbing, the most alarming statistic in this year’s announcement is what was not reported. While underreporting of hate crimes has been an ongoing issue, this report is more inaccurate than usual.

Finding Hope

fredi Bleeker Franks
Thursday night's passage of a bi-partisan gun bill filled me with hope, even as the Supreme Court ruled against New York, which forces some states to actually loosen their gun regulations.