FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2018
Illinois Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Celebrates Official Launch
CHICAGO – On Wednesday, April 25, the Reform Jewish community of Illinois will celebrate the official launch of the Illinois Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-IL). Led by local clergy and lay leaders, with the support of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, RAC-IL is organizing the Illinois Jewish community to build a more just and compassionate Land of Lincoln for all. With a focus on racial justice and immigrant and refugee rights, RAC-IL is empowering synagogues and individuals to partner with diverse communities and meaningfully impact local and state legislation.
RAC-IL will join the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s other state-based affiliates in California, Ohio, and Texas to build power, mobilize congregations, and engage the Reform Jewish community nationwide in the pursuit of justice.
|Illinois Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism official launch
|Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W Delaware Place
|Wednesday, April 25 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
|Clergy, lay leaders, and youth from more than 25 synagogues across Illinois, featuring remarks from Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Quinn Kareem Rallins, Program Director, Illinois Justice Project; Rabbi Seth Limmer, Senior Rabbi at Chicago Sinai; Cheryl Guttman, Former Chair, Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism; Alec Harris, Vice-Chair, URJ North American Board; Rabbi Shoshanah Conover, Associate Rabbi at Temple Sholom, and others.
** Interested media must RSVP to Jenna Galper at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner and other leaders are available for interview.
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose membership includes more than 2,000 Reform rabbis. Visit www.rac.org for more.