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Reform Leader Urges Ambassador Dermer to Turn Down Freedom Flame Award

November 3, 2016

The Honorable Ron Dermer
Embassy of Israel
3514 International Drive NW
Washington, DC 20008

 

Press Release from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Dear Ambassador Dermer,

Reform Leader Urges Ambassador Dermer to Turn Down Freedom Flame Award

Published: 11/03/2016

Reform Movement Leader Condemns Senate's Failure to Pass Common Sense Measures to Prevent Gun Violence

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2016 – In response today’s Senate votes on expanding mandatory background checks and closing the terror gap, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Leader Condemns Senate's Failure to Pass Common Sense Measures to Prevent Gun Violence

Reform Movement Requests Urgent Meeting with Donald Trump; Engages in Movement-Wide Conversation on Leadership and Human Dignity

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2016  - Today, the Reform Movement reached out directly to Donald Trump, requesting a meeting at the earliest possible date to discuss our concerns about his campaign rhetoric and views, which have included appeals to bigotry and have been offensive to women, people of color, and others. Such statements have challenged our longstanding commitment to civil rights, religious freedom, gender equality and other deeply held American values.

Reform Movement Requests Urgent Meeting with Donald Trump; Engages in Movement-Wide Conversation on Leadership and Human Dignity

Published: 03/18/2016

Reform Movement Hails Clean Power Plan

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Liya Rechtman
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency released its final rule for the Clean Power Plan today, which requires states to significantly reduce carbon emissions through regulating coal power plants along with other mitigation strategies. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Hails Clean Power Plan

Reform Jewish Movement to Join NAACP on Historic Civil Rights March from Selma, AL to Washington, DC

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Joy Friedman
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., July 31, 2015 – From Saturday, August 1 to Wednesday, September 16, clergy, lay leaders and youth from throughout the Reform Jewish Movement will join the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on an historic 860-mile march from Selma, AL to the nation’s capital.

Reform Jewish Movement to Join NAACP on Historic Civil Rights March from Selma, AL to Washington, DC

Reform Movement Horrified by Violent 'Price Tag' Attack

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jonathan Edelman

202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., July 31, 2015 -- In response to the overnight terror attack on a Palestinian family in the West Bank, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Horrified by Violent 'Price Tag' Attack

Published: 07/31/2015

Reform Jewish Leader Relieved at Jonathan Pollard Parole Decision

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jonathan Edelman
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015 – In response to the United States Parole Commission decision to release American-Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard on parole in November, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Jewish Leader Relieved at Jonathan Pollard Parole Decision

Published: 07/28/2015

Reform Movement Congratulates Rabbi Lynne Landsberg for Her Disability Rights Advocacy

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jordan Dashow
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Congratulates Rabbi Lynne Landsberg for Her Disability Rights Advocacy

Interfaith Community Expresses Support for LGBT Student Non-Discrimination Protections

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jordan Dashow
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Interfaith Community Expresses Support for LGBT Student Non-Discrimination Protections

Reform Movement Applauds Reintroduction of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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

Washington, D.C., June 4, 2015 – To celebrate the reintroduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Applauds Reintroduction of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act