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RAC staff with elected officials on capitol hill

  Today, we delivered a letter to every member of the 116th Congress outlining our 2019 legislative priorities and urging them to join us in the pursuit of a more just and compassionate world.

Together, with leadership from our partners in the 116th Congress and an engaged base of committed citizens, we can build an immigration system that treats all people with dignity and respect, including asylum seekers, Dreamers, and holders of Temporary Protected Status.

Together, we can urge the...

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  Recently, the Religious Action Center submitted a letter to Congress urging the repeal of a new tax provision on transportation benefits that would harm nonprofits across the country, including congregations and other institutions within the Reform Movement. We believe it is important to stand up against detrimental polices which unnecessarily entangle government with religion and threaten our ability to build a vibrant Jewish community.

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Rabbi Paul Kipnes speaks at the Rabbinic Moral Leadership Gathering

Rabbi Paul Kipnes wrote this reflection after attending the inaugural Rabbinic Moral Leadership Gathering. This post originally appeared on paulkipnes.com

These two months have been hellacious as Congregation Or Ami faced a nearby mass shooting and an even closer raging fire - all within a 24 hour period.  

The ...

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Last night, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the First Step Act (S.756), a bipartisan bill that will begin to address some of the flaws in the United States criminal justice system. We urge the House to follow the Senate’s lead and pass the First Step Act unamended, even as we have concerns with the bill and commit to continuing to advocate for meaningful and comprehensive criminal justice...

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This post is adapted from Rabbi Danziger's prepared remarks for the Northeast Ohio Women's Summit.

When I hear the term 'women in the workplace,' I picture power suits and pumps; water coolers and metal filing cabinets. As a rabbi and a community organizer, my workplace looks more like coffee shops and video conferences, jeans, messy ponytails and even, sometimes yoga pants! My actual office is the spare bedroom in my home, from which I will soon be evicted by the individual currently residing in my uterus. My husband and I are expecting our third child under the age of 4. When...

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