FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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:
"The Reform Jewish Movement mourns the death of U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings. Representative Cummings was a staunch advocate for racial justice and civil rights, working closely with the Reform Jewish community, in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., to address these and other critical issues, including relationships across lines of difference and a strong U.S.- Israel relationship.
It was an honor to know him and to partner together in support of civil rights for all people. The impact of his leadership will be missed and the legacy of his work will be felt by future generations.
May his memory be a blessing."
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose nearly 850 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.