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Illinois Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Celebrates Official Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2018

Illinois Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Celebrates Official Launch

Remarks by April Baskin at the Rally to End Racism

For immediate release
April 4, 2018 

This afternoon, April Baskin, URJ Vice President for Audacious Hospitality adressed the crowds at the Rally to End Racism in Washington, D.C. More information on the event can be found at www.rally2endracism.org.

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Remarks by April Baskin at the Rally to End Racism

Published: 04/04/2018

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Rally To End Racism

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2018
  

This morning, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, adressed the crowds at the Rally to End Racism in Washington, D.C. More information on the event can be found at www.rally2endracism.org.

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Rally To End Racism

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns the Loss of Stephon Clark, Calls for Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – In response to the tragic death of Stephon Clark, 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, the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the wider Reform Movement:

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns the Loss of Stephon Clark, Calls for Justice

Reform Jewish Movement Hosts Student-Led Gathering before March for Our Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
​March 21, 2018

Reform Jewish Movement Hosts Student-Led Gathering before March for Our Lives

Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller to Join Religious Action Center Staff as Senior California Organizer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, February 20, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism announced that effective March 1, 2018, Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller will join the staff as the Senior California Organizer.

Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller to Join Religious Action Center Staff as Senior California Organizer

Published: 02/20/2018

Reform Jewish Movement Decries House Passage of ADA Education and Reform Act

For Immediate Release
February 15, 2018

Reform Jewish Movement Decries House Passage of ADA Education and Reform Act

Published: 02/15/2018

Reform Jewish Movement Responds to School Shooting in South Florida

For Immediate Release
February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – In response to yesterday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left at least 17 people dead and many more injured, Reform Jewish leaders issued the following statements: 

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism:

Reform Jewish Movement Responds to School Shooting in South Florida

Reform Jewish Leader Engages in Civil Disobedience in Support of Dreamers

For Immediate Release
January 17, 2018

Reform Jewish Leader Engages in Civil Disobedience in Support of Dreamers

Published: 01/17/2018

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Senate to Reject Tax Overhaul

For Immediate Release
December 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – In response to the House’s passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement:

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Senate to Reject Tax Overhaul

Published: 12/19/2017