The Reform Jewish Movement mourns the death of Senator Dianne Feinstein, a trailblazer in American politics. Throughout her remarkable career, Senator Feinstein shattered multiple glass ceilings, serving as the first woman Mayor of San Francisco, longest-serving woman Senator, and longest-serving Senator from California. As the first female U.S. Jewish Senator and the Senate’s longest-serving Jewish member, Senator Feinstein was a particular inspiration to countless Jewish women aspiring to make a difference in the world.
Senator Feinstein was a fierce champion for social justice, including LGBTQ+ equality, protection of civil liberties, and ending violence against women. An early advocate for gun violence prevention, she authored the landmark 1994 federal assault weapons ban that saved countless lives.
We are grateful for Senator Feinstein’s decades of public service and send our prayers to her family, staff, and friends as they mourn her passing. May her memory be for a blessing.