The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
In April 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government would adopt a zero-tolerance policy for unauthorized border crossings, officially instituting practices that separate migrant children from their families. Thanks to a federal court order, more families are being reunited, but there is much work to be done to support the children and parents whose lives have been upended by this heartbreaking and horrifying policy of separation.... Read More
In the next few months, Americans across the country will have the opportunity to speak out on issues that matter to them. The RAC recently launched our Civic Engagement Campaign to bring our values in to the public square this election season. It is important that Reform Jews show up as people of faith to call attention to issues of moral significance that matter to them as they consider who will lead their communities and represent their interests.
One of these issues is the protection of transgender and gender non-conforming people to live their lives fully without...Read More
It’s one thing to be standing in front of a room when you know more than everyone else; it’s entirely different to be educating a group of people who know as much, if not more, than you do. It is scary, your heart is racing, and you feel like you could never possibly be equipped to handle whatever you’ve been tasked with.
But the room is filled with energy and passion, and people know as much as you do because they care as much as you do. And so they ask questions and answer questions. They help each other talk things through and figure things out. In this room, I can be okay with...Read More
As passengers abandoned airplane mode, buzzes from CNN or New York Times lit up their phones; updating them of what had or hadn’t transpired domestically and abroad in the nearly five-hour flight between Arizona and DC.
I opened my phone to two Snapchats, a text from my mom, and a like on Instagram.
I knew that I was in trouble when I sat down with my internship supervisor, Erin, on the first day and she asked me--probably rhetorically-- “So you’re the public policy intern?” and I responded, completely seriously with; “Well, I’m actually the social justice intern.” We both...Read More
As the entire Reform Movement grapples with the horrendous news reports of families forcibly separated at the US border, we have been heartened by the commitment of our congregations along the US-Mexico border, particularly Temple Emanuel in McAllen, TX. After the RAC put out a Movement-wide call for donations, Temple Emanuel's social action committee received over $12,000, as well as truckloads of diapers, personal hygiene items, toys, blankets, and other necessities, all of which has been donated to the...Read More