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2013

Rabbi Saperstein Honors Temple Hesed for Commitment to Social Action

Saperstein: "Temple Hesed, led by Rabbi Daniel Swartz, exemplifies a commitment to social justice that is so central to our Reform Movement."

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Rabbi Saperstein Honors Temple Hesed for Commitment to Social Action

Published: 05/30/2013

Reform Movement Mourns Passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg

 Saperstein: In all that he did, he pursued justice through just means, using the tools of government to transform and better the lives of others".

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Washington DC June 3, 2013 - On the occasion of the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Mourns Passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg

Reform Movement Welcomes Major Step Forward For the Boy Scouts of America

 

Rabbis Saperstein: "Today, as we celebrate this major step forward, we must also recommit ourselves to working to end discrimination against LGBT adults wishing to volunteer and work for the Boy Scouts, and indeed in all workplaces across the country."

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Reform Movement Welcomes Major Step Forward For the Boy Scouts of America

Published: 05/28/2013

Reform Movement Decries Vandalism Aimed At Women of the Wall

 Rabbi Saperstein and Rabbi Feldman: "The overt threats implied by the vandalism inside the hallway of the apartment building of a leader of Women of the Wall serve to remind us of the utmost importance of the Women of the Wall's efforts to advance religious pluralism, democracy, and gender equality in Israel. We call on the Israeli judicial system to hold the perpetrators accountable."

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Reform Movement Decries Vandalism Aimed At Women of the Wall

Published: 05/20/2013

On Earth Day, Reform Movement calls for Progress on Climate Change

 Weinstein: "For all of that has been achieved since the first Earth Day in 1970, the escalating environmental travesties of the last year -- from record setting temperatures around the globe, to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy -- are bleak reminders of how much more must be done to arrest climate change and its effects."

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On Earth Day, Reform Movement calls for Progress on Climate Change

Published: 04/22/2013

Reform Movement Troubled by Failure of Senate to Expand Background Checks

Laser: "The Senate's inability to pass sensible gun violence prevention legislation is both a political and a moral failure."

 

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Reform Movement Troubled by Failure of Senate to Expand Background Checks

Moral Activists Renew Call for Gun Violence Prevention Laws

Laser: "When 30,000 Americans are killed each year by gun violence, we recognize our moral obligation to speak out. Yesterday and over the course of the past two months, a broad array of faithful Americans joined together in calling on the Senate to pass a gun violence prevention package that will address the epidemic of violence that plagues our communities."

 

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Moral Activists Renew Call for Gun Violence Prevention Laws

Published: 04/10/2013

Bipartisan Support of Background Checks Provides Hope for Gun Violence Prevention

 Laser: "The announcement of this bipartisan amendment is a hopeful step toward eradicating gun deaths from our communities, but we will not rest until we have turned our grief into tangible action that brings safety and protection to all Americans."

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Bipartisan Support of Background Checks Provides Hope for Gun Violence Prevention

Leader of Reform Movement Urges Senators to Prevent Gun Violence

Contact: Annette Powers
212-650-4154 apowers@urj.org

 

April 8, 2013, New York, NY - In advance of an interfaith day of advocacy around gun control, URJ President Rabbi Jacobs sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging Congress to pass stricter gun laws.

 

Leader of Reform Movement Urges Senators to Prevent Gun Violence

Reform Movement Joins with Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, Renews Partnership with Nothing But Nets; Hires Program Coordinator to Manage the Two Partnerships

Feinberg: "The program will provide more than a simple, effective social action program for URJ members to participate in. It will, without a doubt, save lives."

Saperstein: "Strengthening the bone marrow registry and curbing the spread of malaria will help prevent the deaths of untold numbers of people. The RAC is delighted by these new partnerships and we are excited to engage our congregations in both initiatives."

Reform Movement Joins with Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, Renews Partnership with Nothing But Nets; Hires Program Coordinator to Manage the Two Partnerships

Published: 03/08/2013