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Reform Movement Responds to President Trump’s Announced Decision to Not Certify Iran Nuclear Deal

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2017

Reform Movement Responds to President Trump’s Announced Decision to Not Certify Iran Nuclear Deal

Reform Movement Leader Mourns Loss of Life in Nice

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2016 – In response to a deadly attack on French citizens yesterday in the town of Nice, France, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Leader Mourns Loss of Life in Nice

Reform Movement Horrified by Recent Attack in Pakistan

Washington, D.C., March 28, 2016 – In response to yesterday’s terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Horrified by Recent Attack in Pakistan

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

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

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jacob Kraus
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

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

Reform Movement Urges Even Greater US Response to Global Refugee Crisis

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

Washington, D.C., September 21, 2015 - In response to Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that the U.S. would increase the number of refugees admitted to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Urges Even Greater US Response to Global Refugee Crisis

Union for Reform Judaism Appeals For International Response to Refugee Crisis: Urgent Plea to U.S. Government Leaders, and Action Steps for North American Citizens

Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154
Max Rosenblum at 202-387-2800

“Difficulty Cannot Be an Excuse for Inaction in the Face of this Humanitarian Crisis”

Union for Reform Judaism Appeals For International Response to Refugee Crisis: Urgent Plea to U.S. Government Leaders, and Action Steps for North American Citizens

Reform Jewish Movement Response to Iran Deal: Address Important Concerns, Focus on the Day After

Contacts: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154
Max Rosenblum at 202-387-2800

Whether the JCPOA is approved or defeated, there will be a day after. It is essential that this debate not be allowed to create a lasting rift between Israel and the U.S., between North American Jews and Israelis, or among American Jews.

Reform Jewish Movement Response to Iran Deal: Address Important Concerns, Focus on the Day After

International Progressive Jewish Leadership Applauds Appointment of Former Prime Minister Tony Blair as Middle East Envoy

Yoffie, Bayfield, Regev, Rich: The volatile situation in the region demands a response from world leaders, and it is essential that the nations represented in the Quartet work together to help create a lasting peace in the region.

 

Contact: Vera Hollander, 212.650.4206, VHollander@urj.org
Emily Grotta, 212.650.4160, EGrotta@urj.org
​Sean Thibault, 202.387.2800, news@rac.org

 

International Progressive Jewish Leadership Applauds Appointment of Former Prime Minister Tony Blair as Middle East Envoy

Darfur Divestment Legislation Lauded by Reform Jewish Movement

Feldman: “The circumstances in Darfur are such that divestment is timely, appropriate and likely to be successful. We commend the House of Representatives for its vote today [on the Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act] and hope the Senate similarly will recognize the importance of divestment as a step to ending the tragic violence in Darfur.”

Contact: Allison Grossman or Sean Thibault
news@rac.org | 202.387.2800

Darfur Divestment Legislation Lauded by Reform Jewish Movement