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Reform Jewish Leadership Statement: Black Lives Matter is a Jewish Value

Throughout the past 400 years, Black people in America have been enslaved, subjugated, disenfranchised, murdered, and discriminated against. From generation to generation, white Americans, including white Jews, have failed to own and end the systemic racial injustices on which the nation was founded, and instead have actively or passively perpetuated these injustices. 

Reform Jewish Leadership Statement: Black Lives Matter is a Jewish Value

Published: 06/12/2020

Over 800 Jewish Clergy Express Support for the Right to Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2020

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Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team
sgarfinkel@westendstrategy.com; 202-765-4290

Over 800 Jewish Clergy Express Support for the Right to Protest

Over 800 Jewish Clergy Express Support for the Right to Protest

Published: 06/08/2020

URJ Statement: Witnessing Protests, Rage, and Our Torah's Unbending Demand for Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT
Lauren Theodore, URJ
212-650-4154

URJ Statement: Witnessing Protests, Rage, and Our Torah's Unbending Demand for Justice
Our country simply cannot achieve the values of "justice for all" to which it aspires until we address ongoing racism in all sectors and at all levels of society.

URJ Statement: Witnessing Protests, Rage, and Our Torah's Unbending Demand for Justice

Published: 05/30/2020

Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Decision to Roll Back Federal Affirmative Action Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2018

WASHINGTON – In response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind guidance supporting affirmative action policies in school admission processes, 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 Reform Rabbis and the wider Reform Movement:

Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Decision to Roll Back Federal Affirmative Action Guidance

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Moral Action

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, May 21, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, offered remarks at the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival rally prior to engaging in civil disobedience to demand action and awaken our nation's consciousness to the plight of poverty in America. 


Photo by Rod Lamkey, Jr.

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Moral Action

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner and Reform Jewish Leaders Engage in Civil Disobedience with the Poor People’s Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2018

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner and Reform Jewish Leaders Engage in Civil Disobedience with the Poor People’s Campaign

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 Joins Reverend Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign

For Immediate Release
December 4, 2017
 

Reform Jewish Movement Joins Reverend Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign

Published: 12/04/2017