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Reform Movement Decries Administration's Plan to Indefinitely Detain Children and Families

In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement including its requirements that the government hold children in the “least restrictive” setting possible, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner released the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement institutions:

Reform Movement Decries Administration's Plan to Indefinitely Detain Children and Families

Published: 08/21/2019

Reform Movement Condemns Proposal Expanding Religious Exemptions for Federal Contractors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – In response to the Department of Labor’s announcement of a proposed rule to expand religious exemptions for federal contractors in employment, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action 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 institutions:

Reform Movement Condemns Proposal Expanding Religious Exemptions for Federal Contractors

Published: 08/14/2019

Reform Jewish Movement Decries Mississippi ICE Raid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – In response to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s mass raid in Mississippi on Wednesday, 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 Decries Mississippi ICE Raid

Published: 08/08/2019

New Leader for Reform Jewish Movement's Commission on Social Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2019

Media Contact
Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team
sgarfinkel@westendstrategy.com; 202-776-7700

New Leader for Reform Jewish Movement’s Commission on Social Action

New Leader for Reform Jewish Movement's Commission on Social Action

Published: 07/22/2019

Rabbi Jonah Pesner's Response to ICE's Planned Mass Deportation Raids

FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2019  

WASHINGTON – In response to reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin mass deportation raids on Sunday, 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:

Rabbi Jonah Pesner's Response to ICE's Planned Mass Deportation Raids

Published: 07/10/2019

Reform Movement Welcomes Markup of the Equality Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2019

Media Contact:
Sarah Garfinkel, sgarfinkel@westendstrategy.com, (202) 776-7700

Reform Movement Welcomes Markup of the Equality Act

Published: 04/30/2019

Reform Movement Lauds House Passage of Universal Background Checks Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2019

Media Contact:
Jenna Galper, jgalper@rac.org, 202-387-2800

Reform Movement Lauds House Passage of Universal Background Checks Legislation

Reform Movement Laments Senate Judiciary Committee’s Vote in Favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2018

Media Contacts:
Jenna Galper: jgalper@rac.org, 202-387-2800 

 

Reform Movement Laments Senate Judiciary Committee’s Vote in Favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice

Reform Jewish Movement Opposes Changes to Public Benefits Use for Immigrant Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
September 24, 2018

Media Contacts:
Jenna Galper, jgalper@rac.org, 202-387-280

Reform Jewish Movement Opposes Changes to Public Benefits Use for Immigrant Families

Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Low Refugee Admissions Ceiling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2018 

Media Contact:
Jenna Galper, jgalper@rac.org, (202) 387-2800

 

WASHINGTON –  In response to the Trump administration’s announcement of a refugee cap of 30,000 for fiscal year 2019, a historic low, 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 Condemns Low Refugee Admissions Ceiling

Published: 09/17/2018