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2015

Executive Order on Gun Violence is a Historic Step Toward Preventing Future Tragedies

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2016 — In response to the executive order announced today by President Obama to address gun violence, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Executive Order on Gun Violence is a Historic Step Toward Preventing Future Tragedies

Reform Jewish Voice of New York State Welcomes New Leadership

Washington, D.C., December 21, 2015 – Continuing its work to advance Reform Jewish values and social justice in New York, Reform Jewish Voice of New York State recently welcomed new members to both its steering committee and executive committee:

Reform Jewish Voice of New York State Welcomes New Leadership

Reform Movement Leaders to PM Netanyahu: Help End Incitement

Today, leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement addressed the following letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

Reform Movement Leaders to PM Netanyahu: Help End Incitement

Published: 12/18/2015

Positive Developments in Budget Deal, But More Must Be Done to Protect Vulnerable Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 16, 2015 — In response to the announcement of a congressional budget agreement, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement:

Positive Developments in Budget Deal, But More Must Be Done to Protect Vulnerable Americans

Reform Movement Condemns Shooting at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Tracy Wolf
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Washington, D.C., November 30, 2015 – In response to the tragic shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado last Friday, Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Shooting at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

Reform Movement Applauds Broad Ban on U.S. Sponsored Torture

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jacob Kraus
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Washington, D.C., November 30, 2015 – In response to the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 last Wednesday, which includes a ban on the use of torture, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Applauds Broad Ban on U.S. Sponsored Torture

Reform Movement Rejects Calls for New Limits on Syrian Refugees

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Landman
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., November 17, 2015 – In response to calls for new limits on Syrian refugees in the wake of the recent attacks in Paris, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Rejects Calls for New Limits on Syrian Refugees

Fifth Circuit Court Decision on Immigration Executive Action Further Setback for Meaningful Reform

Barbara Weinstein: “Our immigration system is broken and, in the absence of movement on legislation in Congress, President Obama’s executive action presents the best means of addressing some of its shortcomings.”

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Adam Waters
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Fifth Circuit Court Decision on Immigration Executive Action Further Setback for Meaningful Reform

Published: 11/10/2015

Reform Movement Welcomes New U.S.-French Compensation Program for Holocaust Deportees

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jacob Kraus
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Washington, D.C., November 3, 2015 – In response to the implementation of a new compensation program for individuals who were deported from France during the Holocaust, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Welcomes New U.S.-French Compensation Program for Holocaust Deportees

New Ozone Standards Miss the Mark

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Landman
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Washington, D.C., October 2, 2015 – In response to a new standard on ozone pollution announced yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

New Ozone Standards Miss the Mark

Published: 10/02/2015