The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
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...Read More
On November 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education published a proposed rule that, if implemented, will dramatically scale back schools’ responsibilities to address sexual harassment. This proposal will change how schools interpret Title IX, a section of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal...Read More
The Illinois Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-IL) is excited to announce that the VOICES Act is now law in Illinois! The VOICES Act will significantly increase protections for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
We celebrate this victory with our partners at the Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois, who organized and led the coalition in support of the VOICES Act (SB 34). ...Read More
It is hard to believe that Hanukkah is already here. I am sure many other people get to this time of year and wonder, “How did we get here?”
This question is not solely about the passage of time and Hanukkah, however. It is also relevant to the immigration situation at our southern border and throughout the undocumented migrant population in our country. I still have so much to learn about the current immigration crisis, but I have quickly come to learn quite a bit about one aspect of immigration: child separation and detention.
Since my...Read More
Two years ago, I had the honor of serving as the New York Area Regional Social Action Vice President for NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement. As a high school senior, I was responsible for planning and leading the New York Area region in meaningful social justice programming and community service projects, and I was given many opportunities to grow and learn as a leader. I went to local social justice events, I connected with other regional social action leaders, I went to events, rallies, and protests. One of the most important things I learned from...Read More