August 25, 2017
Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team
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.
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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.