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2016

Reform Movement Requests Urgent Meeting with Donald Trump; Engages in Movement-Wide Conversation on Leadership and Human Dignity

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2016  - Today, the Reform Movement reached out directly to Donald Trump, requesting a meeting at the earliest possible date to discuss our concerns about his campaign rhetoric and views, which have included appeals to bigotry and have been offensive to women, people of color, and others. Such statements have challenged our longstanding commitment to civil rights, religious freedom, gender equality and other deeply held American values.

Reform Movement Requests Urgent Meeting with Donald Trump; Engages in Movement-Wide Conversation on Leadership and Human Dignity

Published: 03/18/2016

Reform Movement Leader Requests Meeting with Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump,

On behalf of the 1.5 million Reform Jews of the Union for Reform Judaism and the 2,000 rabbis of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, I write to request a meeting at the soonest possible date.

Reform Movement Leader Requests Meeting with Donald Trump

Published: 03/18/2016

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Swift Senate Consideration of Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, D.C., March 16, 2016 – In response to the nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Swift Senate Consideration of Supreme Court Nominee

Reform Movement Leader Condemns Recent Attacks Across Israel

Washington, D.C., March 9, 2016 – In response to several violent attacks that have taken place over the past day in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Petah Tikva, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Leader Condemns Recent Attacks Across Israel

Published: 03/09/2016

Reform Movement Applauds First U.S. Deposit to the Green Climate Fund

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2016 – On the occasion of the first deposit of U.S. funds to the Green Climate Fund, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Applauds First U.S. Deposit to the Green Climate Fund

RAC Leader Expresses Condolences in Light of Justice Scalia's Death

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2016 – In response to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued this statement:

RAC Leader Expresses Condolences in Light of Justice Scalia's Death

Published: 02/13/2016

Reform Jews, Interfaith Allies Make Moral Call for Gun Violence Prevention at Washington Area Gun Store

Washington, D.C.February 1, 2016 – Tomorrow, February 2, the Reform Jewish Movement will join the Metro Industrial Area Foundation for an interfaith press conference...

Reform Jews, Interfaith Allies Make Moral Call for Gun Violence Prevention at Washington Area Gun Store

RAC Leader Commends Executive Order on Solitary Confinement

Washington, D.C., January 26, 2016 – In response to President Obama’s executive order to limit the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons...

RAC Leader Commends Executive Order on Solitary Confinement

RAC Leader Condemns Protests at LGBT Conference

Washington, D.C., January 25, 2016 – In response to hateful protests at a pro-Israel LGBT event...

RAC Leader Condemns Protests at LGBT Conference

Published: 01/25/2016

Reform Movement and GreenFaith Announce New Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ, January 20, 2016 — Continuing a long history of collaboration the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and GreenFaith have announced a major joint initiative to promote energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, environmental leadership training, advocacy, and strengthened inter-congregational learning among Reform congregations nationwide.  The collaboration will engage more Reform congregations than ever before in environmental work, and with greater environmental impact.

Reform Movement and GreenFaith Announce New Partnership