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2008

Reform Jewish Movement Adopts Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Feldman: At a time when presidential candidates and voters are increasingly focused on immigration, we are hopeful that this resolution, adopted by the largest Jewish movement in North America, will raise the level of debate and advance a fair and reasoned policy response to this crucial issue.

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Reform Jewish Movement Adopts Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Reform Jewish Leader Applauds New Jersey Action to Divest from Iran

Burstein: States can have a big impact divesting from terror-tainted funds while upholding their financial responsibilities.

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Reform Jewish Leader Applauds New Jersey Action to Divest from Iran

Reform Jewish Leader Joins Jewish Community Letter Criticizing Attacks on Senator Obama

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WASHINGTON, JANUARY 15 - Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, today joined an array of Jewish community leaders in speaking out against "hateful emails that use falsehood and innuendo to mischaracterize Senator Barack Obama's religious beliefs and who he is as a person."

In joining the letter, Saperstein noted:

 

Reform Jewish Leader Joins Jewish Community Letter Criticizing Attacks on Senator Obama

Published: 01/15/2008

Reform Jewish Movement Unveils New "Iran Advocacy Toolkit," Provides Resources for Personal, State and Federal Divestment

Saperstein: It is our steadfast belief that divestment from companies in the Iranian oil industry is an effective economic tool to counter the Iranian regime’s hostile behavior.

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Reform Jewish Movement Unveils New "Iran Advocacy Toolkit," Provides Resources for Personal, State and Federal Divestment

Reform Jewish Movement Calls on Senate to Restore Protections Against Pay Discrimination

Pelavin:When the Supreme Court ruled in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. that all wage discrimination cases had to be filed within 180 days of the first discriminatory pay check, it severely impeded decades of progress that protected a worker’s right to fair pay.

 

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Reform Jewish Movement Calls on Senate to Restore Protections Against Pay Discrimination

Published: 01/30/2008

Congress Must Safeguard Civil Liberties: Reform Jewish Leader

Saperstein: Only through such oversight is our country able to gather the information that is vital to our national security while remaining faithful to the values that are at the core of what it means to be American – including the protection of civil liberties and opposition to unchecked government power.

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Congress Must Safeguard Civil Liberties: Reform Jewish Leader

Doing Less with Less: Reform Jewish Leader Troubled by President's Budget

Pelavin: We call on members of Congress to craft a budget that reflects the true level of need in our nation, and provides a means for Americans to achieve more for themselves and the generation to come.

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Doing Less with Less: Reform Jewish Leader Troubled by President's Budget

Jewish Coalition Mobilizes for Restoration of Rights for Americans with Disabilities

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WASHINGTON, February 6, 2008 – Representatives of Jewish organizations will meet today with key House members to advocate for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Restoration Act of 2007. The bill addresses the erosion of workplace protections for individuals with disabilities, which has occurred since the original legislation was passed in 1990.

Jewish Coalition Mobilizes for Restoration of Rights for Americans with Disabilities

Reform Jewish Leader Encourages Members to Attend Hearing on the Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Saperstein: The enactment of WRFA would ensure that people of faith across the United States and, in particular, members of minority religious communities, are not forced to choose between their religious practices and their jobs.

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Reform Jewish Leader Encourages Members to Attend Hearing on the Workplace Religious Freedom Act

Lantos' Legacy: A Stronger, Better America

Saperstein: Lantos’ “accomplishments will be long remembered not only in this country, but by men and women struggling for freedom around the world”

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 11, 2008 -- In response to the death of Congressman Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor ever to serve in the U.S. Congress, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center, issued the following statement: 

Lantos' Legacy: A Stronger, Better America

Published: 02/11/2008