RAC to Host "Nosh, Pray, March: The Reform Movement Gathers for Women's Rights"

Media Advisory
January 19, 2017

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and DC-area Reform congregations are supporting congregations and congregants marching in solidarity for women’s rights and equality in Washington, DC on January 21, 2017

Contact: Graham Roth
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

WASHINGTON – On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is hosting Nosh, Pray, March, starting at 8:30am with a Shabbat Prayer Service at the Hyatt Regency Washington. The Shabbat worship experience will be led by local clergy from DC-area Reform congregations.

The Reform Movement will also welcome U.S. Representative Jacky Rosen of Nevada. The popular response to this event has been overwhelming, with over 1,200 registered to attend the pre-march service and more planning on visiting throughout the day.

After the service concludes at 9:30am, Reform Movement activists will march to the rally on the National Mall. En route, they will join with Jewish activists and allies who have gathered separately at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and continue walking together to the Women’s March on Washington.

Media coverage is welcome. To join us for the Shabbat service, we ask that members of the media register by contacting Graham Roth at groth@rac.org or 202-387-2800.

What:    Nosh, Pray, March: The Reform Movement Gathers for Women’s Rights

Who:     Reform Jewish clergy, leaders and activists from the Washington, DC area and across the United States, including:

  • Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • April Baskin, VP of Audacious Hospitality, Union for Reform Judaism
  • Miriam Chilton, VP of Youth, Union for Reform Judaism
  • Rabbi Josh Weinberg, President, ARZA
  • Rabbi Steven A. Fox, Chief Executive, Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Barbara Weinstein, Associate Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and Director, Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism
  • Rabbi Susan Shankman, Washington Hebrew Congregation
  • Rabbi Amy Schwartzman, Temple Rodef Shalom
  • Rabbi Bruce Lustig, Washington Hebrew Congregation
  • Rabbi Hannah Goldstein, Temple Sinai
  • Rabbi Susan Landau, Temple Micah
  • Rabbi Jessie Wainer, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
  • Rabbi Roz Gold, Emerita, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
  • Rabbi Rachel Ackerman, Temple Shalom
  • Rabbi Baht Weiss, Temple Beth Ami
  • Rabbi Gary Pokras, Temple Beth Ami
  • Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein, Temple Rodef Shalom
  • Rabbi Alison Kobey, Congregation Or Chadash
  • Rabbi Esther Lederman, Union for Reform Judaism
  • Rabbi Ann Folb
  • Cantor Jason Kaufman, Beth El Hebrew Congregation
  • Cantor Laura Croen, Temple Sinai
  • Cantor Susan Caro, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
  • Cantor Michael Shochet, Temple Rodef Shalom

Where:  Hyatt Regency Washington
              400 New Jersey Avenue NW
              Washington, DC 20001

When:   8:30am – 9:30am, Shabbat Prayer Service
             10:30am – 3:45pm: Religious Action Center Open House and Hospitality Ballroom

For More Information: Please visit rac.org/womensmarch


The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose nearly 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.