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Hate Crimes

Reform Jewish Leader Expresses Alarm Over President’s Anti-Muslim Tweets

For Immediate Release
November 29, 2017

 

WASHINGTON—In response to President Trump’s retweets of inflammatory and misleading anti-Muslim propaganda videos, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, Central Conference of American Rabbis, and wider Reform Movement:

Reform Jewish Leader Expresses Alarm Over President’s Anti-Muslim Tweets

Reform Jewish Leader Reacts to Anti-Muslim Hate Mail and Harassment

For Immediate Release
November 29, 2016

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Graham Roth
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

WASHINGTON – In response to Islamic centers in California and Georgia receiving threatening hate mail, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement:

Reform Jewish Leader Reacts to Anti-Muslim Hate Mail and Harassment

Reform Leader Urges Ambassador Dermer to Turn Down Freedom Flame Award

November 3, 2016

The Honorable Ron Dermer
Embassy of Israel
3514 International Drive NW
Washington, DC 20008

 

Press Release from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Dear Ambassador Dermer,

Reform Leader Urges Ambassador Dermer to Turn Down Freedom Flame Award

Published: 11/03/2016

Reform Movement Statement on the Murders of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Barbara Weinstein
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Washington, D.C., August 15, 2016 – In response to the murders of two Muslim men in Queens, NY on Saturday, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Statement on the Murders of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin

Reform Movement Condemns Series of Suspicious Church Fires

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Claire Shimberg
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Washington, D.C., July 1, 2015 – In response to the spate of fires at predominantly black churches in the southern United States, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Series of Suspicious Church Fires

Reform Movement Mourns Victims of Charleston AME Tragedy

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Claire Shimberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2015 – In response to the tragic killings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina last night, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Mourns Victims of Charleston AME Tragedy

Reform Movement Mourns Death of UNC Students, Calls for Full and Swift Investigation

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Barbara Weinstein
(202) 387-2800 | mrosenblum@rac.org

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2015 – In response to the murders of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, NC, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Mourns Death of UNC Students, Calls for Full and Swift Investigation

Saperstein Condemns Attack on Jewish Community in Sweden

 Rabbi Saperstein: "Although two individuals purportedly responsible for the attack have been arrested, it is clear that law enforcement, political and communal leaders must vigorously address the broader issue of anti-Semitism that continues to flourish."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Mikey Pasek
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Saperstein Condemns Attack on Jewish Community in Sweden

Rabbi Saperstein Submits Testimony on Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism

Rabbi Saperstein: "Violent domestic extremism not only threatens Jews, Muslims, and the LGBT community, but is a threat to our national security as a whole."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Benny Witkovsky
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Rabbi Saperstein Submits Testimony on Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism

Published: 09/20/2012

Shooting at Family Research Council Reflects Trend of Violence that Threatens All

Saperstein: The fact remains that this trend of violence threatens us all and violates the values of respect for others that must be paramount in American civic and political life.

 

Washington, D.C. August 16, 2012 - In response to yesterday's shooting of a guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Shooting at Family Research Council Reflects Trend of Violence that Threatens All