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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 Jewish Movement Adopts Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Feldman: At a time when presidential candidates and voters are increasingly focused on immigration, we are hopeful that this resolution, adopted by the largest Jewish movement in North America, will raise the level of debate and advance a fair and reasoned policy response to this crucial issue.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Ben Weyl
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Reform Jewish Movement Adopts Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Reform Jewish Leader Applauds New Jersey Action to Divest from Iran

Burstein: States can have a big impact divesting from terror-tainted funds while upholding their financial responsibilities.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Jonah Perlin
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Reform Jewish Leader Applauds New Jersey Action to Divest from Iran

Reform Jewish Movement Unveils New "Iran Advocacy Toolkit," Provides Resources for Personal, State and Federal Divestment

Saperstein: It is our steadfast belief that divestment from companies in the Iranian oil industry is an effective economic tool to counter the Iranian regime’s hostile behavior.

Contact: Jonah Perlin or Sean Thibault
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Movement Unveils New "Iran Advocacy Toolkit," Provides Resources for Personal, State and Federal Divestment

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns Lives Lost in Jerusalem Attack

Saperstein: We mourn with families and loved ones whose lives were cut short in today’s bloodshed at Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav.

Contact Sean Thibault or Rebecca Blake Chaikin
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Washington DC March 6, 2008 – In response to today’s shooting at Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns Lives Lost in Jerusalem Attack

Published: 04/06/2008

Interfaith Cooperation Defeats Anti-Israel Resolution at United Methodist Church Convention

Pelavin: "With the peace process in an already fragile place, it is important for people of all faiths, and of none, to come together and support the holy work of pursuing peace."

Contact: Debra Eichenbaum or Sean Thibault 
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Interfaith Cooperation Defeats Anti-Israel Resolution at United Methodist Church Convention

Largest Jewish Movement Cautiously Welcomes New Developments in Path Toward Peace in Middle East

Saperstein: We are hopeful that the truce will give way over time to a lasting peace that will allow families to live and thrive. 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Rebecca Blake Chaikin 
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org 

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2008 – Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement welcoming the new developments in the Middle East peace process:

Largest Jewish Movement Cautiously Welcomes New Developments in Path Toward Peace in Middle East

Published: 06/18/2008

Alarms By Iranian Missile Test Jewish Leader Renews Call for Targeted Divestment

Pelavin: “The international community therefore must respond vigorously to these problematic displays of Iranian force.” 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Jonah Perlin
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org 

Washington, July 10, 2008 – In response to Iran’s test of Shahab-3 missiles this week, Mark J. Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Alarms By Iranian Missile Test Jewish Leader Renews Call for Targeted Divestment

Reform Jewish Movement Grieves with Israel as Remains of Kidnapped Soldiers are Returned

Saperstein: “Our hearts break with the realization that their families’ worst fears have been realized.”

Contact: Sean Thibault or Rebecca Blake Chaikin
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org 

July 16, 2008 | Washington, DC— As the bodies of two kidnapped Israeli soldiers are returned home, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Reform Jewish Movement Grieves with Israel as Remains of Kidnapped Soldiers are Returned

Published: 07/16/2008

Saperstein Mourns Abie Nathan, "Passionate, Creative, Dedicated" Peace Activist

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WASHINGTON D.C., AUGUST 28 -- Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement today in response to the death of internationally respected peace activist Abie Nathan, who died Wednesday at age 81: 

Saperstein Mourns Abie Nathan, "Passionate, Creative, Dedicated" Peace Activist

Published: 08/28/2008