Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center, made the following remarks at the 2019 URJ Biennial in Chicago.
Only a few short years after the founding of the United States of America, George Washington expressed in an exchange of
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
One of the earliest lessons I learned as an advocate is the simple power of showing up. Last week, Reform Jews from across Massachusetts showed up in Boston in support of the ROE Act, a piece of legislation in Massachusetts intended to proactively protect and
Debbie Coutant, a leader at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos and a member of the RAC-CA Leadership Team, died this summer. With thanks to Rabbi Melanie Aron, we share this tribute to Debbie and honor her leadership and dedication to justice.
In 2019, RAC-CA set gun violence prevention and housing as our two top issues. This agenda was created by our lay-led issue research teams and input from 179 social justice leaders from 45 Reform congregations and communities.
Now that the Legislature has