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Reform Jewish Movement Mourns the Death of U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings

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October 17, 2019

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns the Death of U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings

WASHINGTON -- On learning of the death of Representative Elijah Cummings, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director Emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, stated:

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns the Death of U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings

Published: 10/17/2019

Reform Jewish Movement Responds to Removal of U.S. Troops at Turkish-Syrian Border

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October 11, 2019

Reform Jewish Movement Responds to Removal of U.S. Troops at Turkish-Syrian Border

WASHINGTON In response to President Trump’s sudden withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Turkish-Syrian border, 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 on American Rabbis and the wider Reform Movement institutions:

Reform Jewish Movement Responds to Removal of U.S. Troops at Turkish-Syrian Border

Published: 10/11/2019

Reform Jewish Movement Denounces Historically Low Refugee Cap

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September 26, 2019

Reform Jewish Movement Denounces Historically Low Refugee Cap

Reform Jewish Movement Denounces Historically Low Refugee Cap

Published: 09/26/2019

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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February 27, 2019

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

Reform Movement Lauds House Passage of Universal Background Checks Legislation