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Monday: Reform Movement Joins Ministers March for Justice on National Mall

Monday: Reform Movement Joins Ministers March for Justice on National Mall

Media Advisory
August 25, 2017
Media Contact:
Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team
sarah@westendstrategy.com; Office: 202-776-7700; Cell: 202-765-4290

Press Release from the Religious Action Center


The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism to host pre-March worship service

WASHINGTON – On Monday, August 28, over 300 Reform Jewish rabbis, cantors, and activists will join the Ministers March for Justice, beginning at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and ending at the U.S. Department of Justice. The interfaith march, commemorating the 54th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, will focus on voting rights, health care, criminal justice reform, and economic justice. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is an endorser of the March, which is being organized by the National Action Network.
Before the March begins, the Religious Action Center, in partnership with the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and American Conference of Cantors will a host a worship experience at the nearby Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Coverage is welcome. Media interested in speaking with participants or covering the day’s events should contact Sarah Garfinkel at sarah@westendstrategy.com or 202-776-7700.
WHAT: Ministers March for Justice and Pre-March Worship Experience
WHO: Participating Reform Jewish leaders include: 
  • Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • April Baskin, VP of Audacious Hospitality, Union for Reform Judaism
  • Rabbi David Stern, President, Central Conference of American Rabbis; Temple Emanu-El, Dallas
  • Rabbi Steve Fox, Chief Executive, Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer, VP of Member Relations and External Partnerships, American Conference of Cantors; Congregation of Reform Judaism, Orlando
  • Rabbi Hannah Goldstein, Temple Sinai, Washington, D.C.
  • Cantor Jason Kaufman, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria
  • Rabbi Baht Weiss, Temple Beth Ami, Rockville
  • Cantor Susan Caro, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Reston
WHEN: Worship Experience: 8:15 a.m.
            Arrive at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial: 10 a.m.
            Program Begins at Memorial: 11 a.m.
            March Across the Mall: 12:15 p.m.
            Rally at the Department of Justice: 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Worship Experience: Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW
            Start of the March: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave SW
SOCIAL: Follow along on Facebook @TheRAC, Twitter @TheRAC, and Instagram @TheRACgram
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose membership includes more than 2,000 Reform rabbis. Visit www.rac.org for more.

Published: 08/25/2017

Tags: 2017
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