Your Rights Should Not Depend on Where You Live: It’s Time to Pass the Equality Act
Rabbi Jared Saks of Congregation Bet Ha'am, South Portland, Maine spoke at the Faithful Majority Campaign Launch webinar about the importance of passing the Equality Act.
Reflections on the 1-year Anniversary of the Atlanta Shootings
Around this time last year, I was preparing for my legislative assistant interview with the RAC when tragedy unfolded in Georgia. A racist and misogynist gunman, entered two Atlanta-area massage businesses and murdered eight people, including six Asian women spa workers.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Cosponsors White House Building a Better America Series
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is proud to cosponsor a series of virtual events with the White House on Building a Better America. Following President Biden’s first State of the Union address, the White House Office of Public Engagement is hosting events across the country featuring discussions with local faith leaders, advocates, and elected officials focused on the issues that are important to their communities.
Shabbat Message: A Galvanizing Visit to Israel That Fills Me With Encouragement
In meetings with the President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli, and Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid, we discussed the crisis in Ukraine, the future of the Kotel, ensuring more funding and rights for non-Orthodox Jews, combatting racism, and stopping extremist violence against Palestinians, in addition to other pressing issues.
Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine
As Russia's vicious attack on Ukraine continues, we feel anger, pain, and a desire to act. Here are some steps you can take to support the Ukrainian people, including the Progressive Jewish community.
Showing We Care
Twenty-five hundred years ago the prophet Jeremiah called the world to stand against the rapacious kingdom of Babylon for its destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of Israel’s population. And in time Babylon did fall. Today the West and its allies are applying some of Jeremiah’s strategy against Russia.
Women’s History Month: An Opportunity to Reflect, Show Gratitude, and Fight for Gender Equity
Women's History Month, an annual March observance, is an opportunity to highlight powerful women who fight against injustice and to reflect on the political, cultural, and socioeconomic achievements of women worldwide.
RAC-TX Condemns Attacks on Transgender Youth
The Texas Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-TX) unequivocally denounces the hateful and erroneous statements made by Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton this week, in which they define gender-affirming medical care as child abuse and punishable by law.
Welcoming the Stranger: How Reform Congregations are Taking Action for Refugees
This is a critical time for refugees and asylum seekers worldwide. Those in need of safe homes include Afghan refugees in addition to the millions of other displaced persons worldwide. For the past four years, the RAC has joined HIAS in dedicating a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers.
Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month: Deaf Pride, Deaf Jewish Pride
February is typically a busy month for me and for my fellow Jews with disabilities. It is JDAIM-Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion month. As the first female Deaf ordained Rabbi, I am often asked to speak, write, teach Torah, and share insights on how we can create a more inclusive Jewish community.