We've compiled a list of materials and resources designed for synagogues and communities to spur learning and conversation about gun violence prevention, encourage individuals to learn more about the complex issue of gun violence, and do some personal reflection that is the first step to making our country safer.
Relate resources provide opportunities for context and deeper learning on the issue of gun violence. Explore our resources and programs for congregants and community members of all ages.
Explore our resources for making change on gun violence. These resources can help you run awareness and advocacy events in your community, lobby locally, and make your voice heard.
Every single day, guns claim the lives of about 100 Americans. Gun violence is affecting our schools, houses of worship, movie theaters, and neighborhoods. Despite overwhelming public support for reform and a staggering level of violence, we are still waiting for Congress to enact common sense policies like background checks for all gun sales.
Call your Senators and tell them the time to pass universal background checks is now.
In the face of the unabated, preventable epidemic of gun violence, Congress must act. The vast majority of Americans, including gun owners, support common sense policies like background checks for every gun sale to prevent senseless violence.
The Background Check Expansion Act (H.R.8) and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (S.42) will expand the federal background check requirement to include the sale or transfer of all firearms by private sellers, including those sales conducted online or at a gun show.
As Reform Jews, it is our duty to demand that Congress pass common sense gun legislation and save countless innocent lives. Call on your legislators to take action to end the unacceptably high rates of gun violence in our country.
These resources include text studies, educational materials, and even table-tents to introduce a discussion on policy, moral values around gun violence, or coping with tragedy in your congregations and communities in addition to some of our community partners.
We wear orange to call attention to the epidemic of gun violence facing our country, and to fight for a future free from gun violence. We invite the Reform Jewish community to join us in wearing orange in support of the gun violence prevention movement. Typically we would be making plans for rallies and gatherings to honor and remember victims of gun violence, and demand that our elected officials take action. This year, our organizing is virtual, but no less important.